Author(s): STEPHANIE DONALDSON
This title features over 160 step-by-step projects for beautiful window boxes and hanging baskets, both inside and outside, and detailed advice and guidance for caring for over 180 different types of houseplant. It offers themed ideas for beautiful containers, including displays based on colour, scent or the seasons. An illustrated A-Z of houseplants provides at-a-glance information for over 180 varieties. It shows you how to choose plants that are in top condition, and keep them free from pests and diseases: basic and advanced care and maintenance techniques for plant health all around the year. This practical book demonstrates how easy it is to cultivate beautiful containers to completely transform a small patio area, a window, or a corner of your home. The opening section on the container garden consists of inspiring projects for gardeners of all levels of experience. There are also fun projects designed for children, all with step-by-step colour photographs. The second section focuses on houseplants, with detailed guidance on how to choose and care for indoor plants.
An A-Z of common plant names and a plant guide concludes the content, providing a quick reference to plant names, plant types, the conditions they like and the ideal watering and feeding regime. Here is everything you need to know about gardening in pots, planters, boxes and tubs in one comprehensive and accessible volume.
Stephanie Donaldson is the author of many gardening books. She has worked at a specialist alpine nursery, ran the vegetable garden on an organic farm and then managed a large formal garden for eight years. She now lives on the south coast of England.
Peter McHoy is a well-known author and journalist who has written more than 60 books including Low-Maintenance Gardening and The Complete Houseplant Book for Lorenz Books and Southwater. Though now retired he still contributes regular gardening features for a number of magazines. He also runs a horticultural photographic library.