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The Urban Garden: 101 Ways to Grow Food and Beauty in the City

Author/EditorJentz, Kathy (Author)
Speight, Teri (Author)
ISBN: 9780760373019
Pub Date22/03/2022
BindingHardback
Pages208
Dimensions (mm)254(h) * 203(w)
The Urban Garden features dozens of ways city dwellers can creatively grow food, flowers, and fun, no matter how much-or how little-space you have.
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In The Urban Garden you’ll find dozens of inspiring and creative ways to grow flowers, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, and other plants in small spaces and with a limited budget.

Whether you want to grow on a balcony, rooftop, front stoop, or a tiny urban patio, turn your growing dreams into reality and build a gorgeous and unique garden that showcases your personal style while still being functional and productive. With the ingenious ideas and resourceful tactics found here, you’ll be maximizing yields and beauty from every square inch of your space, while also making a lush outdoor living area you’ll crave spending time in.

Take inspiration from urban gardeners around the world and learn to:

  • Install planting pockets on fences and walls
  • Grow a rooftop garden in lightweight grow bags
  • Tips for designing small spaces that feel BIG
  • Build a salad table for growing lettuce and greens
  • Utilize garden structures and plants for decorative screening
  • Support pollinators by creating a small-scale habitat
  • Design a pet-friendly urban yard
  • Employ climbing plants and vines to add privacy and reduce noise
  • Plant in layers to maximize yields and add beauty

Whether you’re growing edible plants or beautiful flowers, the 101 amazing growing ideas found in The Urban Garden will turn your tiny urban yard into a treasure trove of green you’ll be proud to share with family and friends.

In The Urban Garden you’ll find dozens of inspiring and creative ways to grow flowers, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, and other plants in small spaces and with a limited budget.

Whether you want to grow on a balcony, rooftop, front stoop, or a tiny urban patio, turn your growing dreams into reality and build a gorgeous and unique garden that showcases your personal style while still being functional and productive. With the ingenious ideas and resourceful tactics found here, you’ll be maximizing yields and beauty from every square inch of your space, while also making a lush outdoor living area you’ll crave spending time in.

Take inspiration from urban gardeners around the world and learn to:

  • Install planting pockets on fences and walls
  • Grow a rooftop garden in lightweight grow bags
  • Tips for designing small spaces that feel BIG
  • Build a salad table for growing lettuce and greens
  • Utilize garden structures and plants for decorative screening
  • Support pollinators by creating a small-scale habitat
  • Design a pet-friendly urban yard
  • Employ climbing plants and vines to add privacy and reduce noise
  • Plant in layers to maximize yields and add beauty

Whether you’re growing edible plants or beautiful flowers, the 101 amazing growing ideas found in The Urban Garden will turn your tiny urban yard into a treasure trove of green you’ll be proud to share with family and friends.

Kathy Jentz, author of The Urban Garden and Groundcover Revolution, is editor and publisher of Washington Gardener magazine and the Green Media columnist for the Mid-Atlantic Grower newspaper. She is also the host of the popular podcast, GardenDC, which received the GardenComm 2023 Laurel Media Awards Gold Award in the Digital Media: Podcast Series category. In addition, she edits the quarterly Water Garden Journal, the official publication of the International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society. Kathy's work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Washington Examiner newspaper, Pathways magazine, and Washington Women magazine. She appears on regular gardening guest spots on Channel 9, Channel 4, as well as WTOP, WAMU, and WOWD-LP radio stations in Washington, DC. Teri Speight is a proud native Washingtonian. She is the former Head Gardener for the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and one of the Founding Farmers of the Eitt CSA, Stafford County's first Transitional Organic CSA Farm. Teri is currently an estate gardener, speaker, writer, and podcaster. Her website, Cottage In The Court, offers curated garden experiences for small groups and one-on-one garden coaching, specializing in earth-friendly practices.

INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 Clever Containers CHAPTER 2 Creative Flower Growing CHAPTER 3 Food Growing CHAPTER 4 Garden Entertaining CHAPTER 5 Intensive Gardening for Small Spaces CHAPTER 6 Gardening Styles for Small Spaces CHAPTER 7 Privacy Boosters CHAPTER 8 Recycled & Repurposed Inspiration CHAPTER 9 Small-Space Solutions CHAPTER 10 Supporting Urban Wildlife CHAPTER 11 Vertical Growing Ideas ABOUT THE AUTHORS PHOTOGRAPHERS' CREDITS INDEX INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 Clever Containers CHAPTER 2 Creative Flower Growing CHAPTER 3 Food Growing CHAPTER 4 Garden Entertaining CHAPTER 5 Intensive Gardening for Small Spaces CHAPTER 6 Gardening Styles for Small Spaces CHAPTER 7 Privacy Boosters CHAPTER 8 Recycled & Repurposed Inspiration CHAPTER 9 Small-Space Solutions CHAPTER 10 Supporting Urban Wildlife CHAPTER 11 Vertical Growing Ideas ABOUT THE AUTHORS PHOTOGRAPHERS' CREDITS INDEX

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