Modern Container Gardening – Isabelle Palmer

How to Create a Stylish Small-Space Garden Anywhere.

Description: Whether you have a roof terrace, a tiny balcony or just a window sill, there’s no excuse not to do some gardening. In Modern Container Gardening, Isabelle Palmer shows just how easy it is to get started in the garden – and how to make the most of every little space.

Modern Container Gardening is the perfect book for novice gardeners who may have mastered the art of indoor plants and are ready to take it outside. The chapters include the basics, how to make a garden in a day, weekend projects, one-pot wonders, window boxes and finishing touches. It features 20 projects with a mix of small gardens, singular containers and window boxes, all of which are stylish and easy to manage. Isabelle also offers advice on how to upgrade store-bought containers with a lick of paint, transforming the look of your plants.

With clear step-by-step instructions and advice on which plants suit your space, as well as how to care for them, this is an accessible book for anyone looking to start their own small garden.

In Modern Container Gardening, Isabelle Palmer aims to create an all-round, easy-to-understand guide to container gardening whether you are a complete novice, or have some gardening experience and it certainly fulfils that brief.

It all started with one pot on a balcony; soon there were ten and then 30! From a simple desire to make the most of my small outdoor space. I’d soon created a container garden where I could sit and enjoy plants in the city’

Packed full of the most useful information, the content includes, Getting Started, The Basics, Preparation and Planting, Caring for Container Plants, The Projects and Stockists. Also included is a Calendar of Care, with details of seasonal tasks, as Isabelle describes ’seasonal tasks in the container garden are a lovely way to mark the various stages in the horticultural year’

There is also a really helpful glossary of gardening terms.

The beautiful projects are so inspiring, each project is an absolute joy with stunning photographs, plus details about the following:

How to get the look & how to achieve it – the plants, the containers, and a full description about the best way of creating each of the projects including:

Difficulty level – rated from one to three indicating how much effort/or skill will be required to create each project.
Seasons – which illustrate the best planting season
Sun & Shade – giving advice as to where the planters should be placed
Edible – indicating if they are edible
Watering – how much water the container will need
Feeding – How frequently the plants will need feeding

This is an utterly delightful book, from start to finish it is full of the most gorgeous inspiration.  Highly Recommended!

Modern Container Gardening – Isabelle Palmer – How to Create a Stylish Small-Space Garden Anywhere.  Published by Hardie Grant Books (UK)