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Saving Container Plants: Overwintering Techniques For Keeping Tender Plants Alive Year After Year. A Storey BASICS® Title

Enjoy your favorite container plants year after year! From geraniums to fuchsias and beyond, many container plants can be overwintered and enjoyed again the next season. Alice and Brian McGowan offer simple techniques for overwintering a variety of common tender perennial plants based on what kind of dormancy the plants go through in their native environment. With a plant-by-plant guide for quick reference, this Storey BASICS® guide will inspire you to create a stunningly varied container garden that comes to life every spring. 

Series: Storey Basics

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (July 1, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1612123619

ISBN-13: 978-1612123615

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)

Best Sellers Rank: #421,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #72 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Perennials #117 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Technique > Container Gardening

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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