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Container Plants : For Patios, Balconies, and Window Boxes Container Plants : For Patios, Balconies, and Window Boxes
by Halina Heitz
Hardcover - 239 pages (May 1992)
Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 0812062787

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Limited land--or even no land space at all--needn't be reason to deprive plant lovers of their gardens. Heitz book - Container Plants : For Patios, Balconies, and Window Boxes shows how lavish gardens can be created on a balcony, patio or porch with the help of urns, tubs and flower boxes. She gives detailed directions for year-round care of all kinds of plants. 350 full-color photographs and 120 color drawings.

Customer Reviews
Reviewer: john iv from Everett, WA United States
This makes book 4 in a row in my quest to learn the wonders of container gardening, and it does a pretty good job. The first third of this work follows the lead of the previous, it shows the four seasons and a decent number of example containers along with the dimensions and what it would take at the nursery to put it together. The final two thirds though is where it shines, the author provides a compact encyclopedia of container plants arranged by scientific name. The plus here is that they include information for each and every one on overwintering. Starting my garden in November in Zone 8 I found this information extremely useful when picking out my next project. Overall a very good offering, especially for the reference information contained therein. For further reading, I suggest Hillier's book [for great ideas/examples], and David Joyce's for classification based on color.

Reviewer: Cynthia Fletcher from Chicago
This is absolutely the best book on container plants. There are so many plants that I would never think of planting in a pot, but Heitz will try anything. This book has been the greatest influence on my container garden (which you can see in Fine Gardening Magazine March/April 2000). Get this book if you are serious about container gardening.

Reviewer: A reader from Pennsylvania, USA
This is an excellent book that I use constantly as a resource. Not only did it offer valuable tips about plant care and different appropriate plants for containers, it also had nice examples of container gardens for all seasons. I find the plant index in the back the most helpful. Recommended for beginners and those with apartment balconies or patios!

Reviewer:, Judith Clausen from Denver, CO
Having been a container gardener for more than 15 years, I've read many books. This one is a gem. The color photography is outstanding. Lots of visual suggestions -- small and large -- for plant combinations for each season of the gardening year. Good instructions on plant care, including organic solutions for those interested in non-toxic approaches to pest and disease management. The section on individual plants is superb. I highly recommend this book.

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