Hanging baskets, with their rich blooms, trailing ivy and gorgeous scents, add an extra dimension to houses and garden walls. They are easy to plant, wonderful to look at and provide hours of enjoyment through the spring and summer months. This book provides easy-to-follow instructions for creating stunning hanging baskets and wall baskets of all shapes, sizes and styles. The gardening techniques are clearly explained, covering all the basics such as choosing your baskets and preparing for planting, selecting plants to suit your location, and general care and maintenance. Each of the designs is illustrated with a step-by-step sequence and a shot of the finished display. All the plants used are clearly identified for handy visual reference. The book then presents fifty creative planting projects to suit every season and style. Combining brilliant blues, dazzling reds, sunny yellows and cool whites in imaginative ways, planting evergreens to prolong the season, and growing wild strawberries, herbs and edible flowers to hang outside the kitchen window. Stephanie Donaldson is the author of Window Boxes (Apple Press, March 2008) and many other gardening books.
Stephanie used to work for a specialist alpine nursery, ran the vegetable garden on an organic farm and has managed a large formal garden for eight years.
Stephanie Donaldson is the author of Window Boxes (Apple Press, March 2008) and many other gardening books. Stephanie ran the vegetable garden on an organic farm and has managed a large formal garden for eight years.