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Container gardening opens up a world of possibilities for those who love planting flowers in close proximity. A wide variety of plants and containers makes the selection fun, encouraging imaginative combinations. This beautiful guide provides a number of suggestions, including containers for both outdoor and indoor settings, miniature gardens, edible gardens and containers designed to attract birds and butterflies.
Preparation is an important part of container gardening, so there are useful hints on how and where to plant. Suggestions are provided on different kinds of plants to use–annuals, perennials and herbs for example. There are also instructions on caring for and managing containers once they're in place and use. An encyclopedic guide to container plants in this book provides references to container-suitable plants by scientific and common names, with short descriptions on each mentioned plant.
For many, container gardens are a great place to start. This book will be an inspiration to those beginning to garden, or more experienced gardeners ready to try their hand at containers.
— Jean E. Bedger, Volunteer and Researcher, Library, School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
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