Just as not all gardens are created equal, not all gardens are created outdoors. Whether one is trying to recapture a bit of summer splendor in the midst of winter on an indoor windowsill, or is an apartment dweller with a green thumb but no green space, miniature tabletop gardens can help satisfy a horticultural desire while breathing new life into home decor. McCreary offers 40 projects, from African violets tucked cunningly into a case suitable for a Victorian motif to succulent hens-and-chicks in a terra cotta tray reminiscent of the old Southwest, illustrating in each instance both the design principles and the gardening practices necessary to keep tabletop gardens in peak condition. Each project outlines the quantity and type of materials required, while detailed, step-by-step instructions guide the way to successful completion. For those ready to go beyond mere potted houseplants, McCreary shares her secrets for stylish and innovative alternatives. Carol HaggasCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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"Vases, cake plates, buckets and colanders are all put to imaginative use for displaying a little bit of Eden."