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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.
About the Author
Fern Richardson is the voice behind Life on the Balcony, the award-winning blog devoted to gardening in tiny spaces and connecting container gardeners around the world. Fern's foray into gardening occurred in elementary school after receiving a book about creating wildlife habitats in urban areas. Luckily resulting experiments, such as mosquito-infested manure tea, were not an indicator of future successes in the garden. Now a master gardner living in southern California, Fern grows herbs, peaches, nectarines, figs, blueberries, flowers, and succulents on a west-facing balcony and an east-facing front porch.
“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.” —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