Author(s): Isabelle Palmer
Packed full of great ideas to brighten up your balcony, roof terrace or window sill, The Balcony Gardener will teach you everything you need to know to create a stunning outdoor space.
The Balcony Gardener covers everything from the fundamentals of starting a new garden, to picking out the best garden-accessories to suit your style and your space. The first chapter, The Basics, will guide you through planning, designing and the basic elements of gardening so that you can create a garden that most suits you. The next chapter, Urban Spaces, goes into much more detail about the best plants to use in smaller environments, highlighting those flora that would be better adapted to life in an urban setting. Then, move on to the chapter entitled Creative Recycling, which provides all sorts of great ideas for recycled containers and beautiful features in your garden - make a Pallet Wall Planter or Olive Oil Drum to liven up your space. There is even a chapter for All Things Edible, allowing you to customise your garden to not only look delightful, but smell and taste fantastic too. Finally, Enjoying Your Balcony offers some great advice about what type of furnishings would best suit your balcony, patio, terrace or small garden. Complete with a journal section, a plant list, a glossary, and comprehensive resources list, The Balcony Gardener is a must-have book for any green-fingered city-dweller.
Isabelle Palmer is a renowned small space garden designer. Her adventures started out on her London balcony, Believing that others would want to do the same, she started thebalconygardener.com, an online company focusing on product ranges for small urban outdoor spaces - balconies, patios and terraces. With great passion and a practical approach to small space gardening, she has also shared her house plant expertise in House Plants, published by CICO Books. Isabelle lives in Surrey.