Small-space Container Gardens

Small-space Container Gardens

Transform your Balcony, Porch, or Patio With Fruits, Flowers, Foliage & Herbs

Book - 2012
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Fern Richardson offers everything you need to know to garden successfully in a small space, even on budget.

Small? Yes. A concrete slab populated with plastic chairs and an abandoned grill? Not anymore.

Small-Space Container Gardens layers practical gardening fundamentals with creative solutions, encouraging us to think “outside the pot.” You'll learn how to tackle unique challenges, like windy conditions several stories above street level, and how to care for plants and troubleshoot problems like garden pests and diseases. From design basics to essential plant picks, Small-Space Container Gardens proves you don't need a yard to have a happy, healthy garden. For anyone who wants more green in their life, it's time to start gardening creatively in small spaces.

Baker & Taylor
This exciting guide layers practical gardening fundamentals with creative solutions that encourage thinking outside the pot. From design basics to essential plant picks, "Small-Space Container Gardens" proves one doesn't need a yard to have a garden.

Book News
This colorful volume on gardening in small spaces provides practical information on creating vibrant plantings in containers and getting the most out of small patios, balconies, and limited space yards. Topics discussed include the planning and selection of planters and containers, climate and weather considerations, attracting wildlife, edible plantings, working with long narrow spaces, privacy plantings, vertical plantings, and troubleshooting and pest control. The work includes full-color photographs throughout as well as sidebars featuring examples gardens and other projects. Richardson is a popular garden blogger and expert in small space gardening. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Presents advice on how to set up a container garden, covering such topics as finding containers, selecting the right plants, attracting birds and bees, growing vegetables, and dealing with pests and diseases.
Helps people with small spaces discover all the cracks, crevices and walls that can be used to plant a beautiful small-space garden, in a book that also suggests which plants to select. Original.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781604692419
Characteristics: 186 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm


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geraldo1 Aug 14, 2015

Has some good tips for containers.

puredesigner Apr 07, 2015

Some diy projects for container gardening. Includes specific projects and plant details, including succulents and scents path and privacy garden.

Feb 20, 2014

Great for southern climates and over all the ideas would work for the north by swapping out the plant types. You need to know that first going in. I would recommend this book to someone who is just above an average gardener.

Aug 10, 2012

I was looking forward to this book since it is so well reviewed, but it is for southern climates. It is a pretty book, and if I was planning on growing succulents I would have been more interested. There are so many more useful books for small space gardens.

Jul 30, 2012

Great book! Fun ideas and beautiful photographs.


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