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Gardening with Junk

Simple and innovative planting ideas using recycled pots and containers

Adam Caplin


List Price: 19.95*
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Revamp, recycle, and rejuvenate your old containers into some stunning feature pieces for your yard! Learn how to become more eco-friendly and make the most of old mugs, oil cans, plastic bottles, and so much more with Gardening with Junk!

Delve into gardening with the first section, Getting Started, which is devoted to teaching you the basics and explaining how to choose the right container and the right plant for your space. It’s easy to get carried away by your own enthusiasm but Getting Started will show you how to condense your creative thoughts into gorgeous and cohesive projects. The second section, Planted Junk, will demonstrate how to utilize all sorts of great materials, from ceramics, stone, and glass, to wood, wicker, metal, and plastic. Learn how to make the most of any container, whether they are beer cans, wicker baskets, quirky ceramics, and so much more! The final section, Plant Directory, provides a comprehensive list of flowers and plants so that you can find what best suits you and your newly converted pots! This section also provides useful addresses that will help you on your way to a fabulously upcycled garden. Written by horticultural expert Adam Caplin, and complete with stunning photography by Francesca Yorke, Gardening with Junk is a must-have for any green-fingered enthusiast with an interest in recycling and the environment.

CICO Books, 9781782495512, 144pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

About the Author

Adam Caplin’s love of gardening began at the tender age of five, in his father’s garden, and blossomed to become a lifelong passion. He studied horticulture at university and has since been involved in the setting up and running of various garden centers in London. He has also been heavily involved in promoting green and environmental issues within local elementary schools. Adam has written for BBC Gardener’s World magazine, Easy Gardening, Saga, and Gardens Illustrated. His book Urban Eden features a garden that Adam co-designed and which won a silver medal at London’s Chelsea Flower Show. His other books include New Kitchen Garden and Cool Containers, both published by Ryland Peters & Small. Adam lives in London, UK.