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The easy way to get a green thumb in container gardening!

Want to spruce up your indoor or outdoor space with annuals,perennials, vegetables, and succulents? This updated edition ofContainer Gardening For Dummies gives you clear, concisestep-by-step instructions for cultivating delightful gardens ineverything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an oldwatering can. It also includes color photos to inspire yourdesigns.

  • Getting the dirt on container gardening - discover theadvantages of growing plants in containers and learn how tomaximize your garden conditions to help plants thrive

  • Picking a pot to plant in - take a look around your livingspace and determine the best location and type of container foryour garden

  • Enjoying a summer fling - get the lowdown on the bestsingle-season flowers, vegetables, and bulbs for containergrowing

  • Putting down roots - find out which perennials, trees,shrubs, fruits, and berries give year-round impact

  • Designing and decorating - take advantage of ideas andinspiration for creating eye-catching container gardeningdisplays

Open the book and find:

  • Things you need to know before planting

  • A quick primer on climate

  • What to look for in a soil mix

  • How to work with perennials and annuals

  • Information you need to help you choose plants

  • Why and when containers need water and fertilizer

  • Guidance on replanting, repotting, and pruning

  • Tips for preventing insect pests and diseases

  • Ways to liven up your space with trees, shrubs, and vines

Learn to:

  • Choose, plant, and care for flowers, fruits, trees, andshrubs

  • Grow vegetables and herbs just steps away from your kitchen

  • Cultivate charming gardens in any climate

  • Prevent insects and diseases from invading containers theeco-friendly way

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