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Container Gardening for Dummies


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Introduction. PART I: Container Plants: To Know Them Is to Grow Them. Chapter 1: Neat Things to Do with Container Plants. Chapter 2: Cultivating Your Little Corner of the World. Chapter 3: Containing Your Excitement. PART II: How to Plant. Chapter 4: Soil Mixes. Chapter 5: When Plant Meets Container. PART III: The Plants. Chapter 6: Annuals. Chapter 7: Perennial Pleasures. Chapter 8: Lighting Up Containers with Bulbs. Chapter 9: Big Shots of the Garden: Shrubs and Trees. Chapter 10: Vegetables and Herbs. Chapter 11: Fruits and Berries. Chapter 12: Cactus and Succulents. Chapter 13: Indoor Container Gardening. PART IV: Designing and Decorating. Chapter 14: Matchmaking, Container-Style. Chapter 15: 12 Tested Recipes forMixed Plantings. PART V: Special Effects. Chapter 16: Hanging Baskets. Chapter 17: Containers with Extra Character. PART VI: Maintenance. Chapter 18: Thirst Quenching. Chapter 19: Feeding. Chapter 20: All the Other Chores. Chapter 21: When Bad Things Happen: Pests and Diseases. PART VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: More Than Ten Container Plants for Special Situations. Chapter 23: Ten Container Plants for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Chapter 24: Ten Handy Tools for Container Gardening. Chapter 25: Almost Ten Words about Bonsai. Appendix: Additional Resources. Index. Book Registration Information.

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About the Authors Bill Marken, former Editor-in-Chief of Sunset magazine, is the Editor of Rebecca's Garden magazine and California Editor of Garden Escape ( He is also the recipient of the American Horticultural Society's prestigious Horticultural Communication Award. The National Gardening Association is recognized for its bimonthly National Gardening magazine and extensive work in science education for children. The Association is also the coauthor of Annuals For Dummies(R), Gardening For Dummies(R), Roses For Dummies(R), Perennials For Dummies(R), and Lawn Care For Dummies(R).

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