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Pots and Plants: Inspired Year-Round Ideas for Your Outside Space

Handbook / Manual

By: Barbara Segall

160 pages, colour photos

Mitchell Beazley

Paperback | Feb 2008 | #174072 | ISBN-13: 9781845333614
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About this book

This is a practical and inspirational book on which plants go best into which type of pot in order to have a colourful garden in every season of the year. This book also shows how any size or type of garden can be transformed by carefully arranged and planted pots.

The opening section of the book first discusses pots - their shapes, styles, and materials - and then shows how to match the right plants to the right type of container. The second section gives advice and tips on the planting, and care of plants in pots. The main part of the book discusses which plants will best bring colour to your garden at any time of the year, and includes plant recipes for every season both early and late summer. Finally, a comprehensive directory of over 200 plants, listed under their horticultural names, gives the reader the widest possible choice of plants to grow in pots.


INTRODUCTION: transforming a garden with potted plants; CHOOSING POTS AND PLANTS: pot sizes, shapes, styles, and materials, and selecting pots for plants; GROWING PLANTS IN POTS: choosing the best site; having the right tools; planting, potting-up, and mulching; watering, feeding, and pruning; overwintering; problem solving; YEAR_ROUND COLOUR WITH PLANTS IN POTS: Spring: Spring projects; Early summer: Early summer projects; Late summer: Late summer projects; Autumn: Autumn projects; Winter: Winter projects; A-Z plant list; Index; acknowledgments

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Barbara Segall is an award-winning horticultural journalist whose work is published on both sides of the Atlantic. She is a regular contributor to major gardening magazines in the UK and edits a quarterly magazine, The Horticulturalist, for the Institute of Horticulture. Her recent books include The Ultimate Herb Gardener (Cassell), The Guide to the Gardens of Spain and Portugal (Mitchell Beazley), The Practical Kitchen Garden (New Holland), and Gardens by the Sea (Frances Lincoln).

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