Author(s): Better Homes & Gardens
This photo-driven guide to container gardens of all kinds. Comes complete with "recipes" and "ingredient lists" that readers can use as a handy shopping list. The easy-to-follow reference format is filled with helpful advice on choosing potting soils, selecting plants that work together, tips on planting the container, and caring for the garden--everything readers need to know to recreate these beautiful gardens at home.
More than 125 container recipes, each complete with a color photo, planting plan, tips on growing, and a shopping list. Over 500 beautiful photos and illustrations, including garden photos, plant ID photos, how-to photos, and step-by-step projects. Includes great container garden decorating ideas and can-do plant combinations, ideas for hanging baskets, and edible garden plans and helpful hints. Each recipe chapter begins with beautiful inspirational photos and essential information about pots, plants, and sites for container gardens. Many recipes include detailed step-by-step projects that show-and-tell in depth how to achieve what is shown, such as a window box butterfly garden and a container with seasonal plant change-outs. Hard-working captions provide readers wtih specific plant names and useful information. Bonus tips from the Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden, basic gardening advice, plant substitutions for different situations, and garden design insights.