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The winter garden : over 35 step-by-step projects for small spaces using foilage and flowers, berries and blooms, and herbs and produce / Emma Hardy.
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9781782492382
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London : Cico Books, 2015.
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144 pages : illustrations, color ; 25 cm
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Includes index.
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There are plenty of creative ways to bring vitality to your garden, with ideas for planting pots, forcing bulbs, growing winter crops and more. In the first chapter, Stems and Leaves, you will learn how to make a stunning door wreath from succulents, plant a decorative display of miniature conifers, and grow ferns in a reclaimed sink. Add scent to your winter garden with Beautiful Bulbs, where you will find bright hyacinths in glass jars, lily of the valley in jelly moulds, narcissi in white vases and other imaginative ideas. Winter Colour has bright designs such as a window box with winter-flowering pansies, a vivid vertical display of cyclamen, an indoor terrarium with hellebores and violas, and a variety of pots and containers with small-scale shrubs laden with berries. Even the keenest gardener can find it difficult to keep an outside space looking fresh and bright all year round, especially in winter, so whether you want to decorate your entrance with colourful pots, brighten up your balcony or windowsills or grow winter herbs by the kitchen door, you will find "The Winter Garden" packed with ideas and inspiration.
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There are plenty of creative ways to bring vitality to your garden, with ideas for planting pots, forcing bulbs, growing winter crops, and more. In the first chapter, Stems and Leaves, you will learn how to make a stunning wreath from succulents, plant a decorative tabletop display of miniature conifers, and grow ferns in a reclaimed sink. Add scent to your winter garden with Beautiful Bulbs, where you will find bright hyacinths in glass jars, crocuses in jello molds, a china tureen of snowdrops, and other imaginative ideas. Winter Color has bright designs such as a vivid vertical display of cyclamen in vintage cake tins, an indoor terrarium with hellebores and violas, festive poinsettia pots, and a variety of containers with small-scale shrubs laden with berries. And if you are keen on growing your own food, there are projects in Winter Harvests to make the most of hardy herbs, cabbages, chard, and lettuces. Whether you want to decorate your entrance with colorful pots, brighten up your balcony or windowsills, or grow a winter harvest by the kitchen door, you will find The Winter Garden packed with ideas and inspiration.


Author Notes

Emma Hardy is a keen gardener, with a level 2 certificate in Horticulture from the Royal Horticultural Society, UK. She has gardened on a community garden for several years, and is currently creating an urban garden with fruit, vegetables, and as many plants as it is possible to squeeze into a small space. She loves planning and creating gardens, but most of all she enjoys getting her hands dirty, and just pottering. Emma's previous books include "Teeny Tiny Gardening", "The Urban Wildlife Gardener", and "Green Crafts for Children", all published by CICO Books. Married with two daughters, Emma lives in south London, UK.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Basic techniquesp. 8
Plants for winterp. 12
Chapter 1 Stems & Leavesp. 14
Splendid succulentsp. 16
Metal hanging planterp. 20
Family of fernsp. 22
A trunk of grassesp. 26
Tabletop troughp. 30
Skimmia and stonep. 34
Wreath of succulentsp. 38
Hanging basket of heucherellasp. 42
Underplanting an ornamental treep. 46
Ornamental cabbagesp. 48
Clematis and pussy willowp. 52
Conifer collectionp. 56
Chapter 2 Beautiful Bulbsp. 60
Hyacinths in glass jarsp. 62
Narcissi in cream vasesp. 66
Silver gray and zingy limep. 68
Potted amaryllisp. 72
Bulbs in metal moldsp. 76
China tureen of snowdropsp. 78
Signs of springp. 80
Chapter 3 Winter Colorp. 84
An abundance of berriesp. 86
Windowbox pansiesp. 90
Winter bluesp. 94
Glass jar terrariump. 98
Winter whitesp. 102
Vibrant cyclamenp. 104
Shades of pink and greenp. 108
Poinsettia potsp. 112
Frosty windowboxp. 114
Black and goldp. 116
Enamel tub towerp. 120
Garden gate welcomep. 124
Chapter 4 Winter Harvestp. 126
Swiss chard and sorrelp. 128
Windowbox of herbsp. 130
Edible cabbages and herbsp. 134
Evergreen bay treep. 136
Winter lettucep. 140
Indexp. 142
Resources & acknowledgmentsp. 144

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