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Title:
Container gardening
Author:
Binsacca, Rich.
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Publication Information:
Minnetonka, Minn. : Creative Pub. International, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
vii, 136 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780865734388

9780865734425

9780865734432
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Growing plants in containers and pots has never been easier. Includes an illustrated encyclopedia of nearly every popular container plant. Book jacket.


Summary

This guide aims to provide all the information gardeners need to create successful annual gardens, borders and beds in any climate, under any conditions. It includes instructions on arranging combinations of plants, starting them from seed, selecting locations and planning a progression of blooms.


Table of Contents

The Simple Pleasures of Container Gardeningp. 1
Small-space Gardensp. 2
Indoor Gardeningp. 3
Miniature Gardensp. 4
Hanging Plantsp. 5
Edible Treasuresp. 6
Landscape Containersp. 7
Whimsical Gardensp. 8
Container Garden Giftsp. 9
Gardens to Attract Birds and Butterfliesp. 10
A Garden Checklistp. 13
Choosing a Sitep. 14
Gardens for Every Purposep. 15
Scaling the Projectp. 16
Selecting Containersp. 17
Common Container Materialsp. 18
Plant Forms and Sizesp. 19
Selecting Healthy Plantsp. 20
Soil and Nutrientsp. 21
Tools and Materialsp. 22
Sources For Plants and Suppliesp. 23
Container Gardening Planning Flowchartp. 24
Preparing to Plantp. 27
Indoor Container Gardensp. 28
Outdoor Container Gardensp. 29
Evaluating Sun and Shadep. 30
Planting in Dry Climatesp. 32
Optimizing Small Spacesp. 34
Raised Bedsp. 36
Landscape Plantersp. 38
Planting in Containersp. 41
Preparing Containers for Plantingp. 42
Hanging Container Gardensp. 44
Automatic Watering Systemsp. 46
Vertical Supportsp. 48
Creating a Simple Water Gardenp. 50
Planting Annuals for Colorp. 52
Planting Perennial Flowersp. 54
Planting Vegetablesp. 56
Planting Herbsp. 58
Shrubs in Containersp. 60
Trees in Containersp. 61
Fruit Trees and Vines in Containersp. 62
Ferns in Containersp. 64
Roses in Containersp. 66
Caring for Container Gardensp. 69
Wateringp. 70
Fertilizingp. 71
Pruningp. 73
Controlling Pestsp. 74
Controlling Fungus and Diseasep. 76
Preventing Container Problemsp. 78
Adjusting for Changing Lightp. 79
Adjusting for Seasonal Changep. 80
Decorating with Containersp. 83
Arranging Containersp. 84
Blending Colorsp. 86
Selecting Unusual Containersp. 88
Matching and Contrasting Texturesp. 90
Matching and Contrasting Formsp. 91
Harvesting Vegetablesp. 92
The Intimacy of Container Gardeningp. 93
Container Gardening with Childrenp. 94
Growing Giftsp. 95
Encyclopedia of Container Plantsp. 97
Annualp. 98
Perennialsp. 109
Bulbsp. 117
Fruits and Vegetablesp. 121
Herbsp. 123
Deciduous Shrubsp. 125
Evergreen Shrubs and Treesp. 127
Vinesp. 128
Water Plantsp. 129
Appendixp. 131
U.S.D.A. Plant Hardiness Zones of North Americap. 130
Frost-free Datesp. 130
Climatep. 132
Microclimatesp. 132
Heat Zonesp. 132
Plant Heat Zone Mapp. 133
On-Linep. 134
Indexp. 134
Gardens of Annual Delightp. 1
The Beautiful English Borderp. 2
A Mixed Gardenp. 4
Annuals In A Vegetable Gardenp. 6
Gifts From Your Gardenp. 7
Hot-Climate Annualsp. 8
Indoor Annualsp. 10
Single-Flower Plantingsp. 11
Annuals In The Shadep. 12
Annuals In Small Spacesp. 13
Spring Annualsp. 14
Summer Annualsp. 15
Birds And Butterfliesp. 17
A Garden Checklistp. 18
The Anatomy Of Annualsp. 20
Choosing A Sitep. 22
Annuals For Every Purposep. 24
Scaling The Projectp. 25
Containers Versus Bedsp. 26
Annual Shapes, Heights, And Texturesp. 27
Selecting Healthy Plantsp. 28
Soil And Fertilizingp. 30
Tools And Materialsp. 32
Sources For Plants And Suppliesp. 34
Annual Planning Flowchartp. 36
Designing With Colorp. 38
Using The Color Palettep. 40
Planning A Seasonal Progression Of Bloomsp. 43
Planting For Foliagep. 44
Mixing Scale, Form, And Texturep. 46
Planning Area Plantingsp. 48
Planning A Bedding Plantingp. 49
Considering Architectural and Landscape Featuresp. 51
Planning Plantings For Pathwaysp. 53
How to Plant and Grow Annualsp. 54
Before Plantingp. 56
Building A Potting Tablep. 57
Planting Seedsp. 60
Planting In Containersp. 62
Direct Sowing Seed Into Bedsp. 64
Hardening Transplantsp. 66
Installing An Automatic Drip Watering Systemp. 68
Mulchingp. 70
Transplanting Into Containersp. 71
Caring for Annualsp. 72
Supporting Annual Flowersp. 74
Watering Needsp. 75
Fertilizing Needsp. 77
Pinch Pruningp. 80
Controlling Pests And Diseasesp. 81
Enjoying Annualsp. 84
Lasting Bouquetsp. 86
Planning For Colorp. 88
Planting An Annuals Garden With A Childp. 89
The Gift Of Colorp. 90
Annual Plants and Tender Perennialsp. 91
Appendixp. 129
Plant Hardiness Zones of North Americap. 130
Climatep. 131
Sun Exposurep. 131
Approximate Frost-Free Datesp. 131
Growth Habitsp. 132
Soilp. 132
Wateringp. 133
Indexp. 134