The Balcony Gardener: Creative ideas for small spaces (Paperback)

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Packed full of great ideas to brighten up your balcony, The Balcony Gardener will teach you everything you need to know to turn your balcony, roof terrace, or window sill into a stunning outdoor space!

Packed full of great ideas to brighten up your balcony, roof terrace or window sill, The Balcony Gardener will teach you everything you need to know to create a stunning outdoor space.

The Balcony Gardener covers everything from the fundamentals of starting a new garden, to picking out the best accessories to suit your style and your space. The first chapter, The Basics, will guide you through planning, designing, and the basic elements of gardening so that you can create a terrace or balcony that most suits you. The next chapter, Urban Spaces, goes into much more detail about the best plants to use in smaller environments, highlighting those flora that would be better adapted to life in an urban setting. Then, move on to the chapter entitled Creative Recycling, which provides all sorts of great ideas for recycled containers and beautiful features in your yard—make a Pallet Wall Planter or Olive Oil Drum to liven up your space. There is even a chapter for All Things Edible, allowing you to customize your yard to not only look delightful, but smell and taste fantastic too. Finally, Enjoying Your Balcony offers some great advice about what type of furnishings would best suit your balcony, patio, terrace, or small yard. Complete with a journal section, a plant list, a glossary, and comprehensive resources list, The Balcony Gardener is a must-have book for any green-thumbed city-dweller.

About the Author


Isabelle Palmer is the founder of The Balcony Gardener (www.thebalconygardener.com), an online company specialising in product ranges for small urban outdoor spaces – balconies, patios, containers and terraces. Isabelle grew up in Worcestershire, then studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design, before embarking on a degree in Economics and working in PR. She has always been a keen gardener and began by using her own balconies to create a little green oasis. Confident that others would want to do the same, she started her successful business. The author is based in West Hampstead, London.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781782495529
ISBN-10: 1782495525
Publisher: CICO Books
Publication Date: February 13th, 2018
Pages: 144
Language: English

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