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Container Gardening for Dummies

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Container Gardening For Dummies, 2 nd Edition is the ultimate guide to cultivating charming gardens in any container. The 25 percent new and updated material makes this title one of the most comprehensive guides currently on the market. Covered information includes: Opportunities and limitations of different climates Ready-made versus homemade soil mixes, starting plants from seeds, and other fundamentals Choosing, planting and caring for flowers, ferns, succulents, fruits, and vegetables Expressing style with color, form, texture, proportion, and other design elements Up-to-date container trends Adding special effects to a container garden Preventing insects, pests, and diseases from invading containersLearn to: Choose, plant, and care for flowers, fruits, trees, and shrubs Grow vegetables and herbs just steps away from your kitchen Cultivate charming gardens in any climate Prevent insects and diseases from invading containers the eco-friendly way The easy way to get a green thumb in container gardening! Want to spruce up your indoor or outdoor space with annuals, perennials, vegetables, and succulents? This updated edition of Container Gardening For Dummies gives you clear, concise step-by-step instructions for cultivating delightful gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old watering can. It also includes color photos to inspire your designs. Getting the dirt on container gardening -- discover the advantages of growing plants in containers and learn how to maximize your garden conditions to help plants thrive Picking a pot to plant in -- take a look around your living space and determine the best location and type of container for your garden Enjoying a summer fling -- get the lowdown on the best single-season flowers, vegetables, and bulbs for container growing Putting down roots -- find out which perennials, trees, shrubs, fruits, and berries give year-round impact Designing and decorating -- take advantage of ideas and inspiration for creating eye-catching container gardening displays Open the book and find: Things you need to know before planting A quick primer on climate What to look for in a soil mix How to work with perennials and annuals Information you need to help you choose plants Why and when containers need water and fertilizer Guidance on replanting, repotting, and pruning Tips for preventing insect pests and diseases Ways to liven up your space with trees, shrubs, and vines

The easy way to get a green thumb in container gardening! Want to spruce up your indoor or outdoor space with annuals, perennials, vegetables, and succulents? This updated edition of Container Gardening For Dummies gives you clear, concise step-by-step instructions for cultivating delightful gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old watering can. It also includes color photos to inspire your designs. Getting the dirt on container gardening - discover the advantages of growing plants in containers and learn how to maximize your garden conditions to help plants thrive Picking a pot to plant in - take a look around your living space and determine the best location and type of container for your garden Enjoying a summer fling - get the lowdown on the best single-season flowers, vegetables, and bulbs for container growing Putting down roots - find out which perennials, trees, shrubs, fruits, and berries give year-round impact Designing and decorating - take advantage of ideas and inspiration for creating eye-catching container gardening displays Open the book and find: Things you need to know before planting A quick primer on climate What to look for in a soil mix How to work with perennials and annuals Information you need to help you choose plants Why and when containers need water and fertilizer Guidance on replanting, repotting, and pruning Tips for preventing insect pests and diseases Ways to liven up your space with trees, shrubs, and vines Learn to: Choose, plant, and care for flowers, fruits, trees, and shrubs Grow vegetables and herbs just steps away from your kitchen Cultivate charming gardens in any climate Prevent insects and diseases from invading containers the eco-friendly wayThe ultimate guide to cultivating charming gardens in any container Want to spruce up your outdoor space with fresh flowers, plants, vegetables, and other succulents? Container Gardening For Dummies, Second Edition gives you clear, concise, and step-by-step instructions for cultivating charming gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old pair of cowboy boots. Featuring eight pages of full-color photos, this helpful guide fills you in on every step of the process, from working with different soil mixes to preventing insects, pests, and diseases to expressing style with color, form, texture, and other design elements. This edition includes 25% new and updated material Choosing, planting, and caring for flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables Up-to-date container trends, including edible gardening Container Gardening For Dummies, Second Edition is a fun, informative guide for inexperienced city slickers and savvy country cousins alike.

Container Gardening For Dummies, 2 nd Edition is the ultimate guide to cultivating charming gardens in any container. The 25 percent new and updated material makes this title one of the most comprehensive guides currently on the market. Covered infor
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