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Complete Guide to Container Gardening (Better Homes and Gardens Gardening) 1st Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0470540305
ISBN-10: 0470540303
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From the Back Cover

This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide makes growing your dream garden as simple as 1-2-3. Beautifully illustrated, step-by-step "recipes" make planning your container garden a breeze, while "ingredient" lists take the hassle out of shopping. You'll get all the information you need to create lavish arrangements—including how to choose the right soil and containers and how to care for your garden on a daily basis. Take the guesswork out of gardening with:

  • More than 125 garden recipes with color photos and easy-to-follow plans
  • Over 500 beautiful photos and illustrations, including inspirational garden photos, plant ID photos, how-to instructions, and step-by-step projects

  • Bonus tips from the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Garden, helpful gardening advice, plant substitutions, and seasonal plant change-outs

  • Inventive decorative ideas, creative plant combinations, and essential information on pots, plants, and sites for your container garden

Whether you're new to gardening or you're a seasoned pro, this is the perfect guide for creating your own gorgeous container gardens at home.

About the Author

The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.
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Product Details

  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Gardening
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens; 1 edition (December 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470540303
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470540305
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #481,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. Smith on June 1, 2010
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Beautiful book with wonderful pictures and many different ideas. However, it doesn't have a reference list of plants and flowers and how they can be combined with others, which would be helpful as well.
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I bought this book in mid-winter, when I was trying to convince myself that Spring really would come and push the snow away. I found it to be easy to understand and beautifully illustrated. I especially like the pictures for visual aids in putting containers together. The descriptions are helpful for beginning gardeners, in particular. This book is a good value for the money.
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I always love the Better Homes and Gardens books, and know I can count on sane, sound advice from them. Always beautiful photos.
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I have had this book for years and when I lost all my books in a fire, there were a handful I wanted to replace right away. This was one - even if just the gorgeous pictures give you ideas for your own container gardening, it is a great book.
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Got this book as a novice gardener. It had practical info, nice pictures and lots of interesting arrangements. After reading it, found my "style" is a little less fussy - I'm a simple one plant, one pot kind of aesthetic. But reviewing all the possibilities helped me get there. A good resource to get started.
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I'm new to gardening and have never had much of a green thumb. Bought this book to educate me on the types of plants you can put in a pot and what plants go well together. Found it a very useful book with lots of information and pictures.
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Very good source of plants to use for all types of containers in all types of light situations. Great pictures!
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I enjoy any book with containers. All my gardening is container gardening. Flowers on my porch, deck and many hanging baskets. Also my veggies. I like "recipes" for different arrangements.
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