The Practical Guide to Container Gardening : The ultimate guide to adding beautiful, imaginative, and colorful container gardens to your yard, deck, patio, porch, sidewalk, windowsills, balcony, or roof terrace. An invaluable sourcebook of ideas with more than 400 gorgeous color photos that inspire and teach. Clear, simple, and informative instructions for both first-time and experienced gardeners. Specially commissioned photography by leading garden photographer Andrew Lawson. Comprehensive information on what types of containers work best for what plants; seasonal planting schemes; step-by-step planting techniques; care and maintenance; and selecting the right plants. Complete care guidelines, including feeding and watering, pruning, staking, propagation, and dealing with pests and diseases. A fully illustrated A-Z directory of more than 100 species and varieties of plants, with detailed information on how to grow them.