Thursday, April 1, 2010

Container Gardening for Dummies Book Review

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 Container Gardening for Dummies Book Review

About the Book: 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 of Container Gardening For Dummies gives you clear, concise step-by-step instructions for cultivating delightful gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old watering can. It also includes color photos to inspire your designs.
  • Getting the dirt on container gardening — discover the advantages of growing plants in containers and learn how to maximize your garden conditions to help plants thrive
  • Picking a pot to plant in — take a look around your living space and determine the best location and type of container for your garden
  • Enjoying a summer fling — get the lowdown on the best single-season flowers, vegetables, and bulbs for container growing
  • Putting down roots — find out which perennials, trees, shrubs, fruits, and berries give year-round impact
  • Designing and decorating — take advantage of ideas and inspiration for creating eye-catching container gardening displays
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, and shrubs
  • Grow vegetables and herbs just steps away from your kitchen
  • Cultivate charming gardens in any climate
  • Prevent insects and diseases from invading containers the eco-friendly way

Our Take: Our family, like many others, lives in an apartment.  We don't have the space to have a garden, although we'd desperately like to.  We like to eat healthy and we'd love to be able to grow our own vegetables and even flowers.  The Container Gardening for Dummies book is helping us to achieve just that!

The book entails the benefits of container gardening, along with how to choose the right pot, the correct setting and great detail on how to get started in the process.  The book continues to take you through the types of plants and how to care for them, the various diseases and bugs that can arise and how to deal with most every situation.   Thanks to this book, we feel confident to begin our own container garden!

Overall, this is a fantastic book.  Its full of information and everything you need to successfully container garden.  We highly recommend it.  Springtime is on the way, so now is the time to pick this one up!

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