As some of you know, I have been spending quite a bit of time this year learning to garden. In all honesty, during my first year seriously gardening, I think I started way too many plants, finding that I didn’t have as much room as I had thought, leading to us buying more pots for our patio since I outgrew my little gardening box. This made me realize that I may need to start looking into plants that take a bit less room, something that has been challenging and overwhelming, especially since many of the nurseries in our area seem to assume you have a half acre or more to dedicate to a garden. Luckily, as I have been researching plants for our front yard, a surprise book arrived in the mail that seemed perfect for us – Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants: Edibles and Ornamentals for Small-Space Gardening. After skimming through my surprise gardening book, I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys!
Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants: What Is It
Want to learn more about edible and ornament plants that you can plant in your own garden that don’t take up a whole lot of space? If so, we think you will love Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants: Edibles and Ornamentals for Small-Space Gardening. Here is what the publisher has to say about this new gardening book:
Covering a broad array of landscape plants, including edibles, flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs, evergreens, and perennials, horticulturist Jessica Walliser takes a deep dive into the emerging category of compact plants.
Whether short, narrow, columnar, or dwarf, this new and exciting group of plants provides the same decorative function as full-sized ornamental plants, but in a fraction of the space. Plus, edible compact plants offer comparable productivity, without having to add more square footage to the garden.
In this comprehensive guide, Jessica uses her numerous contacts in the seed and plant production world to give space-challenged gardeners a heads up on what’s new, as well as re-introducing a few traditional small-footprint favorites.
In both urban and suburban neighborhoods, yards are shrinking, and big plants and gardens require too much maintenance for today’s time-starved homeowners. If you’re searching for plants that require less space and reduced day-to-day maintenance, dwarf shrubs and other compact plants to the rescue! With little to no pruning required, columnar trees, dwarf shrubs, mini veggies, short-statured perennials, and other compact plants fill a much-needed niche.
In the Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants, you’ll discover fantastic, brand new dwarf and compact plant varieties you didn’t even know existed. And, you’ll learn how to grow more flowers, fruits, and veggies than ever before, no matter how much—or how little—space you have. It’s the perfect book for homeowners with small yards, urban gardeners, container growers, or anyone looking to grow a beautiful and productive small-scale garden.
Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants: Our Thoughts
I will freely admit, as someone who is new to gardening and has limited space, I was very excited when love Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants: Edibles and Ornamentals for Small-Space Gardening arrived in the mail. What I wasn’t expecting was the variety of different dwarf plants that are available, especially in the fruit and vegetable section. So many of the plants that she talks about I didn’t even know existed, knowing they were plants that traditionally needed quite a bit of space. Along with being filled with gorgeous photos and diagrams, this gardening book also includes various ideas for being the most out of your gardening spot, allowing you to enjoy compact plants in a garden or on pots on your deck. Overall, I have to say I can’t wait to start implementing the advice and purchasing some of the plants suggested in Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants: Edibles and Ornamentals for Small-Space Gardening.
Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants: Where to Purchase
Want to purchase this gardening book for yourself or someone you know? You can find Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants: Edibles and Ornamentals for Small-Space Gardening on Amazon.com for under $20. Who knew that small space gardening could be so easy?