With the wide variety of containers available today, and the ever-increasing range of plants, the possible combinations are excitingly large. The Container Gardening Encyclopedia spans the world of container gardening in the most comprehensive manner possible, not only in terms of the vast array of different plants featured, but also the projects presented. The book is divided into thirteen distinct parts for easy reference. Parts One, Two and Three cover the basics, from choosing and making containers through to the principles of container gardening. The remaining ten parts each cover a different aspect of container gardening, from window boxes, through to patio pots, and from water gardens to herbs in containers. Throughout, practical advice is offered on selecting the right plants for particular types of container and location, while the essential techniques for planting up, growing and keeping the plants in peak condition are shown in over 1000 colour step-by-step photographs. A huge range of plants and "planted-up' containers is shown in some 500 photos.