Container Gardening for All Seasons: Enjoy Year-Round Color with 101 Designs

Container Gardening for All Seasons: Enjoy Year-Round Color with 101 Designs

by Barbara Wise

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More than a collection of inspiring container gardening photographs, Container Gardening for All Seasons provides a shopping list of materials and a helpful planting diagram for each of the more than 100 container options. Designed like a recipe book, the book offers even the most novice gardeners a no-fail, easy-to-follow instruction format for each container. Gardeners can choose the recipes by season that fit the sun and shade conditions of their landscape. Author Barbara Wise includes all you need to know to plan, plant, grow and maintain a container garden. Fabulous colorful fall and winter container choices are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591865261
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication date: 04/30/2012
Edition description: Concealed Wire-O
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,089,521
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Barbara Wise is the Floriculture Director for the Southern Land Company. Dubbed by her community as “The Flower Lady,” she has a job that involves planting with her staff around 700 containers each year for the homeowners and communities where she works.

Table of Contents

Dedication 4

Acknowledgments 4

In Memoriam 5


What You Need to Know Before You Even Start Looking at Plants 6

Plan Before You Plant 9

The Right-Sized Container 11

The Ten Commandments of Container Gardening 14

What Do You Mean? How to Use This Book 18

Now What? 22

Spring 24

Summer 48

Autumn 160

Winter 206

Thrillers, Fillers, and Spillers: Designing Your Own Containers 234

Containerscaping 237

Party Ready: Holiday Container Ideas 240

USDA Hardiness Zone Map 242

Sources 244

Barbara Wise, In Her Own Words 248

Index 252

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