Author(s): Andrew Mikolajski
This title includes glorious hanging displays for year-round interest, shown in over 110 inspirational photographs. It includes everything you need to know to create wonderful hanging baskets in many different shapes and sizes. It includes ideas for baskets with dramatic flowers, pretty foliage, sumptuous scents, and fruit and herbs. You can enjoy lovely, healthy plants all year round - from alyssum to violas - and learn how to combine plants that will complement the style of your home. It features an at-a-glance reference chart giving plant descriptions and a guide to their common names. Hanging baskets provide long-lasting enjoyment with their fabulous blooms and gorgeous scents. They can brighten up walls and pergolas, and will always create a welcoming feel beside a doorway. Easy to plant up and maintain, even the least experienced gardener can quickly become adept at achieving beautiful creations. In this book, you will find illustrated instructions for making stunning baskets, with advice on choosing suitable plants and containers, as well as helpful reference charts outlining seasonal tasks and recommended plants. There is a wealth of ideas for creating hanging baskets brimming with flowers, foliage, fruit, herbs and vegetables.
Andrew Mikolajski is a highly respected gardening expert. He edited the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers and the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening, and has contributed articles to every major gardening magazine.