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Teeny Tiny Gardening

35 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas for gardening in tiny spaces

Written by Emma Hardy

Published: 14/02/2013

Teeny Tiny Gardening

  • Hardback
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  • 9781908862808
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  • Feb 2013
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  • 144 pages

About the author

Emma Hardy is a stylist and designer who has worked on various lifestyle and interiors magazines, including Country Homes and Interiors and Marie Claire. Her previous books include Decorating Gift Baskets, Green Crafts for Children and Sewing in No Time, all available from CICO Books. Married with two daughters, Emma lives in south London.

No matter how tiny your space—indoor or outdoor, garden, yard, balcony, or even just a windowsill or tabletop—here you will find original, fun, and inspiring ideas. The 35 projects range from an elegant fern terrarium and a scented spring bulb basket to colorful woven bags and hessian sacks filled with cheerful summer blooms. There are edible gardens, including fruit bushes planted in catering-sized kitchen pans and a vertical garden of herbs grown on a wooden stepladder. You will find lots of ideas for using recycled and salvaged containers, such as a metal bathtub filled with vegetable plants, metal food cans used for an indoor garden of wildflowers, and a stack of wooden drawers filled with trailing plants. And at the teeniest end of the scale, there are even miniature tabletop gardens created in eggshells and bottle tops! Children can learn basic gardening skills, too, by following the step-by-step photos to make their own magical fairy garden or a mysterious dinosaur den. Whether you are looking for ideas for all-year foliage or for a summer display of flowers, wanting to grow your own vegetables and herbs, or needing to revamp your balcony, Teeny Tiny Gardening will provide you with all the inspiration and practical knowledge you will need.