The Container Gardener's Bible: A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing in All Kinds of Containers, Conditions, and Locations : Whether you garden in a huge yard or a tiny space, you'll love container plantings for the flexibility they provide and the creativity they inspire. Without much effort, informal and formal container plantings can make a stylish statement in every setting - in shady backyards, on sunny patios, along walkways and steps, at poolside, on balconies and terraces, and as accents in beds and borders. In this book you'll find: Step-by-step guides for choosing and planting containers and combining plants for drama and beauty. Techniques for combating pests and diseases and attracting birds, butterflies, bees, and wildlife. A 50-page directory of flowers, shrubs, trees, bulbs, fruit, vegetables, and herbs, categorized by color, foliage, season, habit, and planting schedules. Go-Green eco-tips as well as features on hanging baskets, window boxes, long-term care, and training and supports.