Container and Small-Space Gardening for the South: How to Grow Flowers and Food No Matter Where You Live (Paperback)

Container and Small-Space Gardening for the South: How to Grow Flowers and Food No Matter Where You Live By Barbara W. Ellis Cover Image
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Vast flower beds and large summer vegetable gardens are many southern gardeners' pride and joy. But gardening on a large scale isn't--and doesn't need to be--for everyone. In an era when many people would like to grow plants but are challenged by time, space, and lack of other resources, this concise, easy-to-use guide introduces southern gardeners to the art, craft, and science of growing plants in containers and in small spaces. Through friendly, engaging text and beautiful, inspiring photographs, Barbara Ellis demonstrates how to create container and small-space gardens that can withstand southern heat and humidity while still looking gorgeous all season long. Written for gardeners of all ages and experience levels, this book will inspire southerners to add containers brimming with flowers, herbs, vegetables, or a mix of all things green to every yard, garden, and terrace.

  • Features plants that everyone can grow throughout the southeast, with suggestions for overwintering tender plants indoors or replacing them annually.
  • Covers key plant-care basics, including options on container selection, potting mediums, seasonal care, pest and disease control, and more.
  • Identifies plants that support butterflies, hummingbirds, and pollinators.
  • Offers comprehensive lists to help readers select the best plant options for their sites and objectives.
  • Gives advice for readers on tight budgets and on how to create attractive containers from found materials.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781469678290
ISBN-10: 1469678292
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 168
Language: English


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