In recent years, container gardening has taken on a new dimension, as new and vastly varied containers have become available to suit every taste. In this book Nancy Gardiner uses her expert knowledge and experience to advise you on the best use of container plants to enhance your garden and patio, to achieve dramatic and colourful results in small spaces, or, in larger gardens, to create focal points which link different parts of the garden. She gives practical suggestions on how containers can be used to solve problems in the garden, and hundreds of ideas for striking and unusual plant combinations. The informative text is enhanced by magnificent and inspirational photographs. Creative containers provides a wealth of exciting and original ideas for container gardening, focusing on the following: Planning -- how containers fit into the overall design of the house, patio and garden. Choosing containers, including ideas for unusual containers and instructions for making or decorating your own containers. Plant discussions -- detailed descriptions of suitable container plants, suggested combinations, growing conditions, etc.
Plant care and maintenance -- how to make sure that your container plants flourish. This beautiful and inspirational, yet thoroughly practical book is a must for everyone -- even if your garden consists of no more than a few hanging baskets and window-boxes on a balcony. The author's love of plants and gardening is evident on every page and is guaranteed to inspire even the most reluctant gardeners to try their hand at container gardening.