and Garden Decorations
Container Gardening: 250 Design Ideas & Step-By-Step Techniques (Fine Gardening)
"... expert advice on choosing and using plants and containers to create their own container garden, large or small. ... dramatic plant combinations as well as ... step-by-step techniques to plant and care for containers under all conditions ... how containers can create boundaries, direct traffic, break up wall space, and soften edges throughout the year."
Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Platforms (Schenk G)
"... how to grow garden plants directly on hard surfaces such as pavement, rocks, tables, and other impermeable platforms. ... With just a few inches of soil, gardens can be created almost anywhere. ... Using extensive photos, plant lists, and step-by-step instructions, the author shows how every gardener can adopt this charming, vibrant, and beautiful style of planting."
Hot Pots Container Gardening
(Calhoun S, Hassler L)
"Calhoun and Hassler provide a unique approach to container gardening ... They offer detailed information about creating a decorative yard, patio, or balcony in arid climates and discuss the variety of plant options available."
Pots in the Garden: Expert Design and Planting Techniques (Rogers R, Hartlage R)
"... the use of ornamental containers on decks, patios, terraces, and in the garden itself can save time, space, and money, while offering ... unique creative challenges, site flexibility, and experimental fun. ... exploration into basic design principles as well as how to create focal points, use water, exploit the potential of empty containers, and more. Stunning photographs ..."
Sky Gardens: Rooftops, Balconies, and Terraces (Nielsen S)
"... incredible design portfolio. Great design ideas are combined with practical tips on transforming an outdoor living space into a personal oasis. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of examples, this book provides a stunning portfolio of hidden treasures and is packed with innovative and useful suggestions. ... This is an invaluable resource for everyone planning to renovate or build a rooftop, terrace, or balcony garden."
Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants (Baldwin D L)
*** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***
"... design ideas for container gardens of every stripe: elegant to traditional, miniature to bonsai, to a chic minimalism ... the architectural qualities and jewel-like colors of succulent species in ... groupings that illustrate such fundamental design elements as rhythm and repetition, and in arrangements showing simple yet striking marriages between single plants and glazed pots."