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Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Container Gardening 5 Chapter 1: Why Grow Plants in Containers? 7 Chapter 2: Considering Climate 17 Chapter 3: Choosing a Pot to Plant In 27 Chapter 4: Getting the Dirt on Soil Mixes 41 Chapter 5: Putting It All Together: Planting Your Container Garden 51 Part II: Enjoying a Summer Fling with Single-Season Containers 69 Chapter 6: A Short but Sweet Relationship with Annuals 71 Chapter 7: Adding Pizzazz with Colorful Annual Flowers 77 Chapter 8: Plant, Pick, Eat: Vegetables and Herbs 91 Chapter 9: Bulbs to Brighten Your Space 105 Part III: In It for the Long Haul: Permanent Plantings 117 Chapter 10: Pondering Permanent Plantings 119 Chapter 11: Picking and Potting Perennials 127 Chapter 12: Sprucing Up Your Space with Trees, Shrubs, and Vines 141 Chapter 13: Nurturing Fruits and Berries 159 Chapter 14: Indoor Container Gardening 173 Part IV: Keeping Your Plants Healthy 187 Chapter 15: Quenching Your Plants Thirst 189 Chapter 16: Food for Thought: Fertilizing Your Plants 201 Chapter 17: Repotting Plants and Caring for the Containers They Call Home 209 Chapter 18: When Bad Things Happen: Pests and Diseases 221 Part V: Designing and Decorating 245 Chapter 19: Creating Eye-Catching Container Gardens 247 Chapter 20: Cultivating Specialty Plants in Containers 267 Part VI: The Part of Tens 281 Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Make Gardening More Accessible 283 Chapter 22: Ten-Plus Categories of Plants for Special Situations 287 Appendix: Additional Resources 293 Index 299

Bill Marken is the author of the first edition of Container Gardening For Dummies. Suzanne DeJohn is an editor with the National Gardening Association, the leading garden-based educational nonprofit organization in the United States. NGA's programs and initiatives highlight the opportunities for plant-based education in schools, communities, and backyards across the country.

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Bill Marken is the author of the first edition of Container Gardening For Dummies . Suzanne DeJohn is an editor with the National Gardening Association, the leading garden-based educational nonprofit organization in the United States. NGA's programs and initiatives highlight the opportunities for plant-based education in schools, communities, and backyards across the country.

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