Pocket Gardening: A Guide to Gardening in Impossible Places
The Canadian Gardener has done it again. Marjorie Harris sinks her golden shovel into the dirt and digs up acres of useful information and tips on ... Show synopsis The Canadian Gardener has done it again. Marjorie Harris sinks her golden shovel into the dirt and digs up acres of useful information and tips on growing practically anything, practically anywhere. The result is a book that every gardener (and even those who think of themselves as pseudo-gardeners) desperately needs, a book that proves that we don't need a large, symmetrical space -- complete with perfect light and soil conditions -- to create a brilliant and gorgeous garden. In Marjorie Harris' trademark breezy, chatty style that's been informing and entertaining gardeners bestseller after bestseller. Pocket Gardening takes on the challenge of small-space gardening. She shows how easy it is to make a garden on an apartment balcony, or in a dusty alley beside the house, or in containers and window boxes. She explains how to garden with mirrors in long, narrow backyards and how to avoid the boring "green wallpaper" look in small suburban front gardens. She talks about the all-important issue of privacy and how to deal with ugly garages (and ugly neighbors), as well as addressing the topics of gravel gardens, patio gardens and the newest trend, water gardens. Naturally, there's lots of dirt on preparation, design and choosing the right plants -- with an entire chapter devoted to "Favorite Pocket Garden Plants" -- all offered with Marjorie's environmentally friendly outlook Sixteen pages of gorgeous color photos by Tim Saunders illustrate that the proof is in the perennials (annuals, too) and a useful index makes solving, specific problems fast and easy. A terrific book for those who have never gardened before and don't know where to begin, and for those gardening sophisticates whoneed help to solve a problem that's been plaguing their outdoor space for years. Pocket Gardening deserves a place right beside every gardener's gloves and watering can.