- Taschenbuch: 186 Seiten
- Verlag: Timber Press (16. Februar 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1604692413
- ISBN-13: 978-1604692419
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,7 x 1,4 x 27,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 97.449 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Small-Space Container Gardens (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 16. Februar 2012
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"From selection of plants to illustrations of how to lay it all out, beginning and experienced gardeners alike will find plenty of inspiration."--Kylee Baumle "Horticulture.com "
"Ideas to help patio gardens look polished and planned."--Kylee Baumle "Blue Planet Garden Blog.com "
"It's packed with gorgeous photographs--making it pleasant to browse through for quick inspiration. The author's real-life take on small-space gardening makes reading the full text worthwhile."
Ideas to help patio gardens look polished and planned. --Kylee Baumle "Blue Planet Garden Blog.com ""
It s packed with gorgeous photographs making it pleasant to browse through for quick inspiration. The author s real-life take on small-space gardening makes reading the full text worthwhile." "
"If you have ever dreamed of having a garden but are constrained by price or space, this is the book for you!"--Nara Schoenberg "Chicago Tribune "
Container gardening is flexible, and Richardson makes it verdant, affordable, and fun. "Publishers Weekly" Ideas to help patio gardens look polished and planned. "Chicago Tribune" Offers a generous list of funky containers. "San Francisco Chronicle" Packs a great deal of information in a small space. "Cleveland Plain Dealer" Walks you through beautifying a small space, such as a balcony, porch, patio or small yard, even on a tight budget. "Horticulture" Shares a whole host of ideas for transforming even the tiniest of spaces into something special. "Apartment Therapy" The best book on balcony gardening on the market today. I highly recommend this book to all small space gardeners (novice or expert). "The Real Gardener" Yes, you can do it all attract wildlife, grow food, become one with your inner-nature-lover, and work with limited lighting on porches, balconies, and other small areas. Cindy McNatt, "Orange County Register" It s packed with gorgeous photographs making it pleasant to browse through for quick inspiration. The author s real-life take on small-space gardening makes reading the full text worthwhile. "Fort Worth Examiner" Shows us how to have an enviable garden without the acreage. "Curbly.com" A beautifully written and designed book. "NaturesFootprint.com" Whether you re planning a small container garden or want to beautify your backyard, this book is full of helpful tips for beginning gardeners. "Greenupgrader.com""
Chances are your balcony, porch, or patio could use a major makeover. Fern Richardson, charismatic creator of the blog "Life on the Balcony," is here to walk you through the process of beautifying a small space even when your budget is just as small.
This exciting guide layers practical gardening fundamentals with creative solutions that encourage thinking outside the pot. Maybe this means repurposing a shipping pallet to create a colorful vertical garden of nasturtiums and lobelia. Or simply seeing walls, rafters, railings, and everything in between as fair game. You'll also learn how to tackle unique challenges, like windy conditions when gardening several stories above street level, and how to care for plants and troubleshoot with the best of them.
From design basics to essential plant picks, "Small-Space Container Gardens" proves you don't need a yard to have a garden. For anyone who wants more green in their life, it's time to get out there and start growing."Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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This book has me on the path to leafy rehabilitation. It's very thorough, covering topics I wasn't even aware were a consideration. It's very easy to read in a large format with plenty of pictures and examples.
Even if I'm a hopeless case, at the very least this book has imparted knowledge upon me I didn't previously have. While I may not create the next award-winning small space botanical extravaganza (or I may!), I've certainly gained a valuable appreciation for what goes into a successful garden.
Master Gardener, Fern Richardson writes about small-space gardening with an authentic voice. She lives in an apartment with minimal outdoor living area, yet manages to grow food, flowers, and plants with only a balcony and front porch as her garden. Her book is filled with ingenious ways to convert tiny areas into outdoor oases, complete with plant vegetation and small-scale furniture so that anyone's balcony, porch, or tiny patio may become a multi-purpose outdoor living area.
The author's book is divided into nine easy, comprehensive lessons. Chapter One over arches the main elements of a small garden, namely the colors, shapes, sizes, and textures, of plants and containers, appropriate furniture, and the option of lighting. Chapter Two discusses the pivotal role that weather and climate play in affecting the productivity, hardiness, and health of container-grown plants. The third chapter offers suggestions for attracting wildlife and the fourth is about growing food - yes, one can grow food in containers. Read the book to discover how it can be done.
The author grows, figs, peaches nectarines, and blueberries on her balcony in Southern California, and offers suggestions for successfully growing vegetables, not only in her warm climate but also in colder areas where, due to shorter growing seasons, seeds must germinate quickly. Readers who garden in northern locations will be pleased that the author has paid attention to their climate needs.
Chapter Five includes a photo essay on designing with succulents and aromas. The theme of the sixth chapter is about building privacy, while the seventh introduces lushness and verticality in the form of wall gardens and vertical plants that draw the eye upward to relieve a feeling of claustrophobia that sometimes occurs in small spaces.
The eighth chapter is aptly titled Green Thumb Crash Course, Learning the Essentials for Success. Here, the author writes about the importance of using high quality potting soil, essential details for container planting, repotting root bound plants, the role of fertilizer and irrigation, bulb forcing, whether or not to deadhead, and pruning technique. The last chapter is devoted to troubleshooting pests and diseases. In this fascinating segment, we learn how some companion plants help to control such uninvited guests. Even readers who do not garden in containers might find reasons to include these beneficial plants in their growing beds.
It must be mentioned that the photography sourced for this book is outstanding. To illustrate Ms. Richardson's text, the works of over thirty illustrious garden photographers were tapped. For example, the cover image by Marie Viljoen that is repeated on page 72 is a masterpiece of narrative photography and composition.
All of the stunning visuals enhance the reader's understanding of the advice offered by Fern Richardson, who, by the way, is an extraordinarily effective communicator. Add to this recipe, Timber Press' hallmark, avant-garde graphic design, and the result is a publication that raises the artistic bar for all future gardening manuals. This is a beautiful and inspiring book to own.
The first few chapters set the scene by choosing colors, containers settings, and location. Following that there is information on attracting wildlife and growing food plants in containers. There is a section on succulents and scents, and a chapter on privacy planting. You can learn to create a vertical garden, and battle pests. There is even a green thumb crash course. This is just a brief summary of what is in this information packed book.
The book helps with ideas for designing not just individual pots but, an entire patio or porch. There is something for the spacious areas for those who live in the country as well as those who have limited space in the city. Large or small, there are planting ideas for all.
There are several projects for inexpensive pot upgrades and very unique ideas using thrift shop or found items. My favorite project was the beautiful garden table that would be so simple to create with only a few materials.
So when Fern's new book Small-Space Container Gardens came out, I already had two copies pre-ordered, one for myself and one to give as a gift. I just knew I was going to love it. And sure enough, I do! The book is structured as a total from-the-ground-up guide to having a gorgeous balcony garden. While you might think that would encompass only container planting, she also shares numerous tips on design and décor, dealing with narrow spaces, vertical gardening, and issues unique to balcony gardeners like how to deal with rain pouring in sheets off the roof and onto your potted plants.
Even better, Fern's DIY style is made easy and fun with numerous tutorials and crafts throughout the book. I absolutely adored the chalkboard planter idea for taking ordinary, inexpensive pots and making them cute and functional. How many times have I gotten a call from a client just before dinnertime wondering whether the plant with big leaves was the oregano or the sage? Now, I can show horticulturally-challenged gardeners this tutorial and they can create their own (very chic) labeled pots for their edibles. What a great gift idea!
I felt this way with all of the tutorials in the book. Fern made everything look so elegant that I immediately wanted to rush out, get a few supplies, and make `em happen. She showed a small-space DIY birdbath which would be perfect nestled among a few potted plants. And the mod-minimalist bird feeder idea? I totally want to adapt this project and make it my own (I mean, purple would be mod-minimalist too, right? Right?).
I also loved that Fern made cohesive garden design easy with her small-space patio design plans. She created full container planting designs for a Verdant and Vertical Garden, Potager With a Twist (some great edible and cocktail garden ingredients!), Succulents and Scents, and more. It's not just the planting ideas, either; she mixes décor tips and layout ideas into her plans so you can see how all the elements fit together.
The book is beautifully-photographed and designed, and would make a great gift for the beginning or advanced container gardener. The text covers all that a beginner would need to know in clear language, while the designs and DIY projects offer enough interest to keep even pros like me coming back for more.