Series: Storey Basics
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (July 1, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 7 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Saving Container Plants is a how-to guide for saving those beautiful annuals that require a moderate climate year-round, and won’t survive a cold winter outdoors. It explains how to overwinter these plants and presents the information in a clear and easy to understand format. This is a basic guide, perfect for gardeners new to the overwintering process. It is filled with detailed information and how-to guides that will save the novice from making some avoidable mistakes. Like bringing bugs in the laundry room.No two plants are the same, nor do they require exactly the same indoor preparation and growing conditions. There is a handy reference guide at the end of the book with quick tips for a large variety of common plants, something even experienced gardeners will find useful.Replacing annuals every year by purchasing new ones at the garden center can get expensive. If you’re tired of losing favorite plants to the cold weather, and then having to spend money every year to replace them, try overwintering a few of them.
I am a University Extension Master Gardener, but this is a topic that was not covered in our University training or continuing education. Nothing in this book was all that exotic and I don't know how much I will refer to it, but it is a great basic book for someone who really doesn't know where to start.
The wife loves this book, as it has already given her a few great tips for our upcoming spring plantings.
small book with lots of helpful information to save your seeds.
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