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Books > Gardening > Specialized gardening methods > Container gardening

The container gardener - Inspirational ideas for pots and plants to transform any garden (Paperback): Frances Tophill The container gardener - Inspirational ideas for pots and plants to transform any garden (Paperback)
Frances Tophill
R150 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R26 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

With over 40 projects to make your own creative containers, let Frances Tophill show you how to use often overlooked pots to their full potential and transform your garden - whether you've only got a modest balcony, small square of patio or just a windowsill. There is always room for a bit of greenery in your life. Whether it's growing herbs to add a fresh touch of flavour to your cooking or planting succulents to display on your windowsill, containers help you to bring nature to the most inhospitable and smallest of spaces. Frances covers a range of different planting schemes and types of container, from urns and troughs to chimney stacks and hanging baskets. She delivers expert advice on what to grow - from bonsais, bulbs and bamboos to tumbling and creeping plants and flowers - and shows you how to make a living wall, a pond in a metal trough or even your own bespoke containers. With Frances's creative ideas, you can transform any garden into a host of inspirational and unique pots and plants.

Tuinmaak in Houers (Afrikaans, Paperback): Frances Tophill Tuinmaak in Houers (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Frances Tophill
R150 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R26 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Laat Frances Tophill jou met meer as 40 projekte vir kreatiewe houers wys hoe om dikwels misgekykte potte ten beste te benut in jou tuin - of dit nou 'n beskeie balkonnetjie, 'n klein stoepie of net 'n vensterbank is.Daar is altyd plek vir 'n bietjie groenig-heid in 'n mens se lewe. Of jy nou iets vars by jou kombuistuin wil voeg of sukkulente op jou vensterbank wil uitstal, houers maak dit moontlik om die natuur in die kleinste en moeilikste plekkies in te bring. Frances dek 'n verskeidenheid plant-skemas en soorte houers - van kruike en troe tot gestapelde potte en hang-mandjies. Sy gee raad oor die beste plante vir houers, van bonsaibome en bolle tot rankplante en snyblomme. Leer hoe om 'n lewende muur te skep, 'n metaalpot vir 'n dammetjie te gebruik, 'n geut-pyp met aarbeie te beplant of selfs jou eie potte te maak. Met die kreatiewe idees in hierdie boek, kan jy enige tuin met net 'n paar houers in iets besonders omskep.

Creative containers - A practical and inspirational guide to container gardening in South Africa (Paperback, Reissue): Nancy... Creative containers - A practical and inspirational guide to container gardening in South Africa (Paperback, Reissue)
Nancy Gardiner; Photographs by Nancy Gardiner
R59 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R10 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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 will 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. 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.

Container gardens (Paperback): David Squire Container gardens (Paperback)
David Squire
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Growing plants in containers is a quick and easy way to enhance gardens, courtyards, patios and terraces, balconies, windows and entrances. This detailed and authoritative book sets out the best container plant combinations and gives you all the step-by-step directions you need for planting, creating and maintaining beautiful container-based displays.

DIY Hydroponic Gardens - How to Design and Build an Inexpensive System for Growing Plants in Water (Paperback, First Edition,... DIY Hydroponic Gardens - How to Design and Build an Inexpensive System for Growing Plants in Water (Paperback, First Edition, New Edition)
Tyler Baras
R494 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R100 (20%) In stock
Container Gardening for All Seasons - Enjoy Year-Round Color with 101 Designs (Paperback, Concealed Wire-): Barbara Wise Container Gardening for All Seasons - Enjoy Year-Round Color with 101 Designs (Paperback, Concealed Wire-)
Barbara Wise
R603 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R52 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

More than a collection of inspiring container gardening photographs, Container Gardening for All Seasons provides a shopping list of materials and a helpful planting diagram for each of the more than 100 container options. Designed like a recipe book, the book offers even the most novice gardeners a no-fail, easy-to-follow instruction format for each container. Gardeners can choose the recipes by season that fit the sun and shade conditions of their landscape. Author Barbara Wise includes all you need to know to plan, plant, grow and maintain a container garden. Fabulous colorful fall and winter container choices are also included.

How to Grow Your Dinner - Without Leaving the House (Paperback): Claire Ratinon How to Grow Your Dinner - Without Leaving the House (Paperback)
Claire Ratinon
R403 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Perfect Pots - A Practical Guide (Hardcover): Simon Akeroyd Perfect Pots - A Practical Guide (Hardcover)
Simon Akeroyd 1
R202 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R50 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn how to create the perfect container garden with this handy little guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener. It's packed with nifty tips and advice for gardening in containers, even if your outdoor space is as small as a few pots on a balcony or doorstep, to ensure stunning floral displays and abundant fruit and vegetable crops. The author discusses how to choose the best pot for the job, and how to position pots to harness the sun's rays or provide shade to suit particular plants. He goes on to cover how to work with colour and create height and width in your container garden, and the best ways to ensure successful drainage, feeding and watering. The book ends with a useful directory of the sorts of flowers and vegetables that thrive in pots, including some you might not have thought of. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this practical guide contains everything you need to create an exquisite display of pots in your garden.

Houseplant Party - Fun projects & growing tips for epic indoor plants (Hardcover): Lisa Eldred Steinkopf Houseplant Party - Fun projects & growing tips for epic indoor plants (Hardcover)
Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
R433 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R76 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Grow some of the world's most unique and beautiful houseplants with this one-of-a-kind guide. Plus, find DIY projects for using houseplants to kick up your decorating skills! Houseplants make epic house guests-they don't talk back, they're 100% no drama, they're exceptional listeners, and they help beautify your bedroom and calm your senses. Plus, houseplants are fun to nurture and care for. In Houseplant Party, you'll discover dozens of amazing, easy-to-care-for houseplants that are a perfect fit for your desk, windowsill, bedside table, or bathroom vanity. From peace lilies and ponytail palms to fairy washboards, air plants, and Venus fly traps, author and houseplant guru Lisa Eldred Steinkopf has your back with easy-to-follow houseplant advice and insight. But, Houseplant Party isn't just about taking care of plants. It's also about decorating with plants. Get step-by-step plans for making: A creative test tube wall planter A knotted plant hanger using recycled fabric or an old t-shirt A stress-reducing succulent Zen garden for your favorite relaxation spot A bedside aquatic garden with a Japanese moss ball A macrame hanger to display your favorite vining houseplant A wooden trellis to train climbing plants to grow on your wall and ceiling A trio of shadow boxes to display an air plant collection A beautifully trained and pruned bonsai plant Join the Houseplant Party and decorate your world with green!

Grow Food at Home - Simple Methods for Small Spaces (Paperback): John Tullock Grow Food at Home - Simple Methods for Small Spaces (Paperback)
John Tullock
R466 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Grow food for freshness. Grow food organically. Grow food to connect with nature. Whatever the goal, you don't need a lot of space to enjoy the benefits of homegrown veggies, herbs, and fruits. In Grow Food at Home, gardening expert John Tullock shows readers just how easy it is to enjoy "farm"-fresh produce grown right on the windowsill, the porch, or in a tiny backyard. Covering artificial lighting, hydroponics, vertical gardening, straw-bale planters, and more, the book offers even the most confined apartment dwellers plenty of options to get growing. Tullock shares all the tips and tricks readers need to make small-space gardening a success, with information on starting seeds, transplanting, succession planting, "crop" rotation, and other procedures-all tailored to the small-space garden-plus recipes to make the most of the harvest. Readers will be energized to grow a mouth-watering selection of micro-crops, from lettuces and herbs to tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, and even small fruits-no matter how little room they have available.

Modern Container Gardening (Hardcover): Isabelle Palmer Modern Container Gardening (Hardcover)
Isabelle Palmer 1
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Whether you have a roof terrace, a tiny balcony or just a window sill, there's no excuse not to do some gardening. In Modern Container Gardening, Isabelle Palmer shows just how easy it is to get started in the garden - and how to make the most of every little space. Modern Container Gardening is the perfect book for novice gardeners who may have mastered the art of indoor plants and are ready to take it outside. The chapters include the basics, how to make a garden in a day, weekend projects, one-pot wonders, window boxes and finishing touches. It features 28 projects with a mix of small gardens, singular containers and window boxes, all of which are stylish and easy to manage. Isabelle also offers advice on how to upgrade store-bought containers with a lick of paint, transforming the look of your plants. With clear step-by-step instructions and advice on which plants suit your space, as well as how to care for them, this is an accessible book for anyone looking to start their own small garden.

Container Gardening For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Bill Marken, Suzanne DeJohn, The Editors of the National Gardening... Container Gardening For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Bill Marken, Suzanne DeJohn, The Editors of the National Gardening Association
R485 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R135 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The easy way to get a green thumb in container gardening

Want to spruce up your indoor or outdoor space with annuals, perennials, vegetables, and succulents? This updated edition of Container Gardening For Dummies gives you clear, concise step-by-step instructions for cultivating delightful gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old watering can. It also includes color photos to inspire your designs.

Getting the dirt on container gardening -- discover the advantages of growing plants in containers and learn how to maximize your garden conditions to help plants thrive

Picking a pot to plant in -- take a look around your living space and determine the best location and type of container for your garden

Enjoying a summer fling -- get the lowdown on the best single-season flowers, vegetables, and bulbs for container growing

Putting down roots -- find out which perennials, trees, shrubs, fruits, and berries give year-round impact

Designing and decorating -- take advantage of ideas and inspiration for creating eye-catching container gardening displays

Open the book and find:

Things you need to know before planting

A quick primer on climate

What to look for in a soil mix

How to work with perennials and annuals

Information you need to help you choose plants

Why and when containers need water and fertilizer

Guidance on replanting, repotting, and pruning

Tips for preventing insect pests and diseases

Ways to liven up your space with trees, shrubs, and vines

Learn to:

Choose, plant, and care for flowers, fruits, trees, and shrubs

Grow vegetables and herbs just steps away from your kitchen

Cultivate charming gardens in any climate

Prevent insects and diseases from invading containers the eco-friendly way

Your Indoor Herb Garden - Growing and Harvesting Herbs at Home (Paperback): D. J Herda Your Indoor Herb Garden - Growing and Harvesting Herbs at Home (Paperback)
D. J Herda
R579 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The complete how-to guide for growing herbs indoors for health, vitality, and culinary zest Growing herbs indoors leads the list of the healthiest and most useful indoor activities we can do. Herbs can clean the air of toxins, provide oxygen and humidity, and help vanquish our psychoses. And they're tasty! Learn how to grow herbs for health, for taste, and for life with Your Indoor Herb Garden, a comprehensive guide to growing herbs indoors. Featuring all the tips and guidance you'll need to grow and harvest organic culinary and medicinal herbs right in your own home. Coverage includes: Techniques for successfully growing herbs indoors Equipment, soil types, and feeding Why indoor herb gardens are an important part of life, from cooking to healing Herbal medicine Herbal history and lore An annotated glossary of herbs, including their common uses, growing requirements, cautions, and more. This is the ideal practical guide for gardeners and cooks with an interest in healthy living and fresh flavors looking to create their own indoor herb garden anywhere.

Urban Garden Design (Hardcover): Kate Gould Urban Garden Design (Hardcover)
Kate Gould 1
R430 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R86 (20%) In stock

A stunning guide for gardeners keen to transform small and awkward outdoor spaces into beautiful and practical escapes. From courtyards to rooftops, Kate Gould draws on her experience as an award-winning garden designer to provide tailored solutions and inspirational ideas. Covering topics such as how to design and measure the perfect garden, choose and use the best materials and maintain a lush garden all year round, Urban Garden Design includes detailed advice for gardeners undeterred by limited space. This carefully illustrated guide ensures gardeners of all abilities achieve the best results outdoors. Creating a personal and unique space is also at the heart of each project and Kate makes sure to discuss how to tie each design back to the interior of the home.

Patterns for Terrariums & Planters (Paperback): Randy Wardell, Judy Wardell Patterns for Terrariums & Planters (Paperback)
Randy Wardell, Judy Wardell
R413 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R149 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive book contains a wide range of designs for 30 unique stained glass plant containers. It is complete with a helpful guide to selecting and caring for plants in terrariums. A total of 30 unique designs cover a full range of uses from simple plant pots to elaborate terrariums in styles to suit everyone. All projects have a specification list, material list, illustrations and colour suggestions. Step-by-step photographs are provided to guide you through a typical project assembly. All projects are shown in colour and are accompanied by over 60 black and white photographs and illustrations.

Glass Gardens - Easy Terrariums, Aeriums, and Aquariums for Your Home or Office (Hardcover): Melanie Florence Glass Gardens - Easy Terrariums, Aeriums, and Aquariums for Your Home or Office (Hardcover)
Melanie Florence
R327 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R104 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Not everyone can be Martha Stewart, and luckily you don't need to be to create beautiful terrariums to display in your space or to give as a gift. With simple instructions and a relaxed and pleasant tone, Glass Gardens speaks to the beginner terrarium-maker as a best friend would over a cup of coffee or tea. You won't find any overly elaborate or complicated projects here! With just a few supplies and a small amount of time, you'll have a gorgeous centerpiece to display or give away. Learn how to create stunning, easy-to-maintain terrariums with cacti and succulents, as well as water terrariums (aquariums) with plants you can buy at your local pet store and air terrariums (aeriums), which are by far the easiest type of terrarium to create and keep alive. In Glass Gardens, you'll be given lists of supplies you'll need as well as information on where to find them in addition to tips and tricks about the best ways to keep your plants alive and thriving. Easy, step-by-step instructions and detailed photos will have you designing your own glass gardens before you know it.

Grow in the Dark - How to Choose and Care for Low-Light Houseplants (Hardcover, New edition): Lisa Eldred Steinkopf Grow in the Dark - How to Choose and Care for Low-Light Houseplants (Hardcover, New edition)
Lisa Eldred Steinkopf 1
R496 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R134 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Miniature Japanese Gardens - Beautiful Bonsai Landscape Gardens for Your Home (Hardcover): Kenji Kobayashi Miniature Japanese Gardens - Beautiful Bonsai Landscape Gardens for Your Home (Hardcover)
Kenji Kobayashi
R470 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R125 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bring a mini Japanese garden into your home-whether as a stress-reducing desk accessory, interesting centerpiece or beautiful addition to any space! Bring the tranquility of Japanese garden design into any space in your home or office. Miniature Japanese Gardens shows you how to create simple Japanese-style container gardens using inexpensive plants and materials that are available everywhere! A detailed plan of each "garden" provides a basic template, along with information about plant types and containers. The container itself can be an old pot, ceramic bowl, or just about anything you might have lying around. Such "found" objects lend themselves to the Japanese art of wabi-sabi-the beauty of imperfection. Add rocks and other elements to produce mini Zen gardens that bring a relaxing vibe to any interior space. Miniature Japanese Gardens contains step-by-step instructions and photos of over 40 different projects, including: Kokedama (moss ball) A miniature bamboo grove A variety of bonsai trees And many more! Plus, get inspired by accompanying photos of the Japanese landscape. While you may not be able to have a waterfall in your house, you can channel the same sensation with the help of just the right bonsai plants from this book. Miniature Japanese Gardens will appeal to gardeners, Zen students and small space enthusiasts alike!

Field Guide to Urban Gardening - How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live: Raised Beds * Vertical Gardening * Indoor... Field Guide to Urban Gardening - How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live: Raised Beds * Vertical Gardening * Indoor Edibles * Balconies and Rooftops * Hydroponics (Paperback)
Kevin Espiritu
R531 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R142 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
RHS 50 Plants You Can't Kill - Surefire Plants to Grow Indoors and Out (Hardcover): Jamie Butterworth RHS 50 Plants You Can't Kill - Surefire Plants to Grow Indoors and Out (Hardcover)
Jamie Butterworth 1
R506 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R90 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It's time to take control of your outdoor (or indoor) space with 50 Plants That You Can't Kill. These 50 easy-to-grow plants have been selected for their love of neglect and their ability to withstand even the most forgetful of gardeners. Whether you're looking for edibles for your windowsill, potted plants for your balcony or climbers for your garden, there's something for everyone. Handy plant profiles tell you why to grow it, where to put it and how to look after it, helping your plants to thrive without too much maintenance from you! - 50 resilient and easy-to-care-for plants - Plants in the same family and other alternatives give you even more choice - Clear and simple profiles tell you the space, light, water and soil requirements of each plant - Expert care advice in the form of dos and don'ts - Contains basic information on planting, watering, growing from seed and feeding

Stylish Succulents - Japanese Inspired Container Gardens for Small Spaces (Hardcover): Yoshinobu Kondo, Tomomi Kondo Stylish Succulents - Japanese Inspired Container Gardens for Small Spaces (Hardcover)
Yoshinobu Kondo, Tomomi Kondo
R437 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R117 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Colourful and hardy succulents meet the simple principles of Japanese Bonsai and Ikebana in this unique guide to container gardening. Inexpensive projects presented along with the spare aesthetic of Japanese design will appeal to everyone from interior designers to small space enthusiasts to gardeners. Stylish Succulents approaches container gardens as an art form ranging from low-key to lush. Trendy and low-maintenance succulents come in a variety of colours, sizes, shapes, and textures as do containers making each project one-of-a-kind. Projects are carefully explained and include step-by-step photo instructions. Learn how to: Choose colours, shapes, and textures to fit your personal space Utilize wall spaces with simple planters and dramatic hanging gardens Make a succulent wreath Create thoughtful and inexpensive giftsEvery level of gardener can create these miniature works of gardening art using containers and plants of their choosing. The possibilities are truly endless!

Crops in Pots - Practical Guide, Expert Advice (Paperback, New edition): Rachelle Strauss Crops in Pots - Practical Guide, Expert Advice (Paperback, New edition)
Rachelle Strauss; Foreword by Pippa Greenwood
R299 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R51 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Like the idea of growing your own fruit, veg and herbs but don't have the room or energy? "Crops in Pots" is a user-friendly guide to getting a taste of self-sufficiency, growing wherever you can grab the space - whether it be your patio, balcony or window sill. Apart from the many joys of growing your own food, the benefits of container gardening are manifold: accessibility, portability, soil choice, easier pest and disease control...Find out how to get started and choose your pots, how to grow and harvest - including the most appropriate crops for small spaces, how to deal with problems and lots of great tips on how to be successful on a shoestring.

Water Me Next Week - A Succulent's Plea (Hardcover): Ma Theresa Ebro Water Me Next Week - A Succulent's Plea (Hardcover)
Ma Theresa Ebro
R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Home-Grown Mushrooms from Scratch - A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms Outside and Indoors (Hardcover): Magdalena Wurth,... Home-Grown Mushrooms from Scratch - A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms Outside and Indoors (Hardcover)
Magdalena Wurth, Herbert Wurth
R569 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R148 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Grow-your-own food fans will be delighted to hear that it's possible to have tasty, homegrown mushrooms to eat every month of the year. This easy-to-follow, practical book explains how to grow them in the garden, balcony, kitchen or cellar. Mushrooms are an organic, sustainable and delicious form of plant nutrition and fungi experts Magdalena Wurth and Herbert Wurth take you through every step of the cultivation process. Learn how to grow 19 different mushroom helped along by clear tables, drawings and photographs. Whether you start mushroom growing outdoors on tree stumps and straw bales or indoors using compost or a kit, these tried-and-tested methods make this the ultimate book on small-scale mushroom growing.

Container and Fragrant Gardens (Paperback): Peter Loewer Container and Fragrant Gardens (Paperback)
Peter Loewer
R470 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R81 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the greatest delights of a garden is a perfume that draws the visitor to bend down to inhale the fragrance. This delightful and practical book features lovely flowers with intoxicating scents that will create an aromatic garden or an indoor haven of perfumed houseplants. Growing plants in containers can extend your gardening horizons, allowing you to try plants you don't have the space or climate to grow in the ground, as well as bringing your garden right onto the patio, deck, or windowsill. In addition to highlighting classic annuals, bulbs, perennials, vines, and woody plants that are fragrant and that do well in containers, this must-have guide offers straightforward garden care advice, including handling different soil types, controlling pests, designing and maintaining container gardens, and how to grow trees and shrubs in pots.

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