Vast flower beds and large summer vegetable gardens are many southern gardeners' pride and joy. But gardening on a large scale isn't--and doesn't need to be--for everyone. In an era when many people would like to grow plants but are challenged by time, space, and lack of other resources, this concise, easy-to-use guide introduces southern gardeners to the art, craft, and science of growing plants in containers and in small spaces. Through friendly, engaging text and beautiful, inspiring photographs, Barbara Ellis demonstrates how to create container and small-space gardens that can withstand southern heat and humidity while still looking gorgeous all season long. Written for gardeners of all ages and experience levels, this book will inspire southerners to add containers brimming with flowers, herbs, vegetables, or a mix of all things green to every yard, garden, and terrace.
- Features plants that everyone can grow throughout the southeast, with suggestions for overwintering tender plants indoors or replacing them annually.
- Covers key plant-care basics, including options on container selection, potting mediums, seasonal care, pest and disease control, and more.
- Identifies plants that support butterflies, hummingbirds, and pollinators.
- Offers comprehensive lists to help readers select the best plant options for their sites and objectives.
- Gives advice for readers on tight budgets and on how to create attractive containers from found materials.