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by Rebecca Cole

ePub Potted Gardens: A Fresh Approach to Container Gardening download
Author:
Rebecca Cole
ISBN13:
978-0517704578
ISBN:
0517704579
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Publisher:
Clarkson Potter; 1 edition (July 1, 1997)
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Subcategory:
Gardening & Landscape Design
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1752 kb
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1348 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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56 people found this helpful. But POTTED GARDENS opened up a whole new world of gardening to me! Rebecca Cole finds unique and often humorous containers everywhere she goes-and now so do I! I see containers in old coffee pots, and buckets, and boxes; in wooden shoes and tin watering cans. You simply need to open your eyes to Ms Cole's vision of what container, terrace, patio, and potted gardens were meant to be. I recommend this book to weekend and serious gardeners alike.

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Rebecca Cole-once an actress/activist and now the owner of the trend-setting Greenwich Village store Potted Gardens-introduces a whole new way to garden. Using any container-from the bed of a toy truck to a bedpan-and any kind of plant-from rose to weed-would-be gardeners can follow Rebecca's guidance and plant a bit of beauty in a corner of their homes or gardens.

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Book: Potted Gardens: A Fresh Approach to Container Gardening - Cole introduces a whole new way to gardening in this . Potted Gardens is the everyday companion for the new and experienced container gardener alike.

Book: Potted Gardens: A Fresh Approach to Container Gardening - Cole introduces a whole new way to gardening in this book. Using any container - from the bed of a toy truck to a bedpan - and any kind of plant - from rose to weed - would-be gardeners can follow Rebecca's guidance and plant a bit of beauty in a corner of their homes or gardens.

Designing containers in winter can be a challenge. Roanne’s philosophy is simple: Plants possess a beauty of their own during winter-dormant or not-and working with them as they appear in nature opens up many possibilities.

Rebecca Cole--once an actress/activist and now the owner of the trend-setting Greenwich Village store Potted Gardens--introduces a whole new way to garden. Using any container--from the bed of a toy truck to a bedpan--and any kind of plant--from rose to weed--would-be gardeners can follow Rebecca's guidance and plant a bit of beauty in a corner of their homes or gardens.Starting at the beginning--what a garden means to urban dwellers and their country cousins and how to stimulate your own imagination--she then helps us hunt for plants at neighborhood nurseries and markets (which she advocates over catalogue shopping); gather containers from dumps, attics, flea markets, and antiques stores; and put it all together in potted gardens for windowsill, desk, and patio. In a chapter on terraces, she turns to the great outdoors, explaining the design and creation of complete gardens made up of  containers, artfully arranged to make the most of small spaces. And all along the way she shares her own experiences with breaking all the rules to achieve ebullient flowering displays.With nearly 200 spectacular photographs, illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to plant in wooden boxes, metal containers, and how to plant bulbs; tips on maintaining a finished potted garden; suggestions on further reading; and a glossary--Potted Gardens is the everyday companion for the new and experienced container gardener alike.Rebecca Cole is the proprietor of one of New York City's most talked-about shops, Potted Gardens, where she mixes well-loved antiques (and old sinks and watering cans) with flowers and plants. She has made appearances on "Our Home" and "Home Matters" and is a regular guest on "Fox After Breakfast." Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Travel and Leisure, House Beautiful, the New York Times, and Victoria, among others. She lives in New York City.Richard Felber has been photographing America's gardens for two decades. Among the many magazines that have published his work are House Beautiful, Garden Design, and New York magazine. This is his first book. He lives in Connecticut.Grab a pot, a wooden box, or a tin can; gather your bulbs and flowers; and read Rebecca Cole's Potted Gardens for a whole new way to look at gardening.
  • Lots of little anecdotes about Rebecca Cole, but as an inspiration for container gardening, this book is a bomb. If you like cute, this might be your cup of tea, but if you want to create a garden that's something special, this book won't help. Lots of marigolds and petunias in cast-off containers, but nothing new or noteworthy in the plant department. Try Gardening without a Garden by Gay Search or 50 Recipes for Container Gardens by Richard Bird.

  • Book and shipping were excellent.

  • So enjoy her creations!

  • Here are some things this book won't do for you:
    For those wanting a how-to book, there are only six pages on transplanting, pruning, watering, pests, etc. and eight pages on planting in boxes and buckets. For those wanting traditional pots and window boxes, this enthuses about offbeat containers. For anyone wanting a photo book to identify plants for containers, this isn't a plant guide.
    The author gives her personal experiences junk hunting (for containers), setting up city gardens (on rooftops, in windowboxes), and her relationships with plants. Since I've already read other books for the how-to, the plant selection, and the traditional looking containers, this book was a refreshing change.
    If you're drawn to the shabby chic style of decorating, you may already have plenty of containers for this style of potted gardening. Brace yourself, the woman hacks holes in the bottom of a fire bucket.
    The glossy photos open your mind to new uses for old things. Think of morning glories climbing an old iron bed as a trellis or a fern growing in a cake tin. Fill a teapot with ivy, a spice tin with rosemary, then perch them on a rustic step ladder near a sunny window.
    This is a fun idea book for growing plants in containers.

  • I bought this book when I decided to start a container garden on my deck. I returned it the moment I got it. It just didn't have what I was looking for. Although it has some stuff that is pretty to look at it didn't provide the instruction that I wanted and needed. I wasn't impressed in the least. I found a book that outshines this one in every way. It's David Joyce's Complete Container Garden. A huge book with wonderful ideas and photographs. The best part is that it gives step by step instructions on how to duplicate A LOT of the arrangements. I am very proud of my new deck and it is because of that book. I learned a lot. It has all of the info a beginner would need yet it is interesting enough for someone who has gardened forever. Potted Gardens, by Rebecca Cole can't compare.

  • With two semi-black thumbs and not much of a penchant for backbreaking work in the garden, I was hesitant to try my hand once again at container gardening--even if it would be for one last time. But POTTED GARDENS opened up a whole new world of gardening to me! Rebecca Cole finds unique and often humorous containers everywhere she goes--and now so do I! I see containers in old coffee pots, and buckets, and boxes; in wooden shoes and tin watering cans. You simply need to open your eyes to Ms Cole's vision of what container, terrace, patio, and potted gardens were meant to be. I recommend this book to weekend and serious gardeners alike.