Great General Container Gardening Book
While this book is designed for the space challenged gardener, Small-Space Container Gardens, has tips, ideas and information that would be great for anyone getting started with container gardening. Written in Fern Richardson's trademark style, which is engaging and entertaining, the book is packed with design guidance, DIY projects and lovely photos.
Inspirational, as well as informational, Small-Space Container Gardens, tackles enough general container gardening issues that I would recommend it even to people who are gardening in large spaces. While covering some of the same information as other basic gardening books (choosing pots, choosing and caring for plants, common pests and diseases), Fern tackles these topics with humor and style which makes the book a must-have for anyone starting out with containers.
Particularly strong with design suggestions and DIY, the book includes instructions on how to paint and or stencil a pot or transform a shipping pallet into a vertical garden.
Discussing edibles and ornamentals, Small-Space Container Gardens, covers a lot of ground, providing a great reference book as well as a fun inspirational resource for ideas and projects.