Small-Space Container Gardens by Fern Richardson
Transform Your Balcony, Porch, or Patio with Fruits, Flowers, Foliage, and Herbs

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Small? Yes. A concrete slab populated solely with plastic chairs and an abandoned grill? Not anymore.

Chances are your balcony, porch, or patio could use a major makeover. Fern Richardson, charismatic creator of the blog Life on the Balcony, is here to walk you through the process of beautifying a small space — even when your budget is just as small.

This exciting guide layers practical gardening fundamentals with creative solutions that encourage thinking outside the pot. Maybe this means repurposing a shipping pallet to create a colorful vertical garden of nasturtiums and lobelia. Or simply seeing walls, rafters, railings, and everything in between as fair game. You'll also learn how to tackle unique challenges, like windy conditions when gardening several stories above street level, and how to care for plants and troubleshoot with the best of them.

From design basics to essential plant picks, Small-Space Container Gardens proves you don't need a yard to have a garden. For anyone who wants more green in their life, it's time to get out there and start growing.


About Fern Richardson

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Fern Richardson is the creator of the popular and critically-acclaimed garden blog, Life on the Balcony. A master gardener, amateur photographer, and garden designer, she lives in Long Beach, California, on a balcony with her many plants.
Published June 27, 2012 by Timber Press. 224 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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Fort Worth gardeners, both seasoned and beginners, welcome information from others with plants and how to knowledge that they want to share, especially about plants in container gardens and small space container gardens.

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