Tabletop Gardens: Create 40 intimate gardens for the home, no matter what the season
Title: Tabletop Gardens: Create 40 intimate gardens for the home, no matter what the season
Author: Rosemary McCreary, Sarah Dawson
An innovative approach to indoor gardening explains how to create miniature indoor gardens in simple containers, introducing forty designs to suit a variety of styles and skills, along with tips on selecting plants and containers, cultivation, materials, and step-by-step instructions.
TABLETOP GARDENS is a uniquely imaginative approach to gardening. Written by seasoned garden writer Rosemary McCreary and sumptuously photographed by William Holt, TABLETOP GARDENS stands apart – with exquisitely beautiful photographs of miniature indoor gardens, each planted in simple containers and shot in natural light.
The 40 designs offer many ideas for choosing a personal style and getting started – plants under glass, in bowls and trays, and even in water environments. Earthy, rich-green mosses in a glass globe. A burst of forced bulbs for spring. The textured foliage of a fern garden in an antique glass case. A living sculpture of twisted stems. A garden mosaic of creeping mint. It’s the pleasure of creating a small Eden and enjoying it no matter what the season – in a cozy corner of a room, or on a windowsill splashed with sunlight. Each project includes complete advice on the materials needed and step-by-step information on how to create the garden. Along with providing design advice, TABLETOP GARDENS gives information on the culture and maintenance of each garden, how to place it where it will prosper, and how to keep it thriving. Popular, easy-to-grow herbs, grasses, bulbs, water plants, vines, and miniature trees are naturals for tabletop gardening. Color photographs show projects in a variety of room settings, with ideas for suitable containers and advice on how to group and style plants for the best effect.