The things I want to know are in books;
my best friend is the man
who'll get me a book I ain't read.
I recommend only books that I have actually read and used myself! Books highlighted may not be the most recent books, but they are books I have appreciated for my own gardening reference.
I pass them along as options because I think they are excellent and worthy of owning!
Want to get much more out of your container gardens?
These two must read books are great places to start! Exciting, dramatic photos and simple, but powerful ideas will turn your container gardens from drab to fab!
Paul Williams book 'Container Gardening' is a wonderful visual feast of truly elegant container garden planting combinations.
He discusses design principles, container materials, and how to design with containers...but the real magic is in his section on Container Portraits!
His container recipe titles say it all...
Pamela Crawford shares her many years of container gardening experience in her book 'Easy Container Gardens (Pamela Crawford's Container Gardening, Vol 2'.
What a perfect book for the perfect beginner! Or ehem...the perfectly experienced container gardener!
Advice on Seven Easy Ways to Kill Plants, Easy Recipes for Success, Watering Shortcuts, and Best Container Plants are all hard earned, real world advice and techniques generated from
Pamela Crawford's many years of plant trials. Killing 2300 plants taught her much about what to grow and how to grow it!