Chicago Tribune: Container gardens done right

by Fern on March 27, 2012

in Apartment Garden Challenges,Inspiration,My Book

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I was interviewed for this fun article in the Chicago Tribune. It’s all about beautifying container gardens on patios and balconies:

In theory, containers overflowing with flowers, herbs, grasses and vegetables can transform balconies and porches into green and leafy garden retreats.

In reality, the effect is often closer to “Patio dotted with random plants.”

We asked Fern Richardson, author of the new book, “Small-Space Container Gardens: Transform Your Balcony, Porch or Patio With Fruits, Flowers, Foliage & Herbs” (Timber Press), how to bridge the gap.

Read the whole article on ChicagoTribune.com >>>

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Candy Suter March 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Congratulations that is so awesome! Great article!


Fern March 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Thanks Candy! :-)

Carolyn B. Yablon April 11, 2012 at 11:58 am

Thank-you for all your useful information. I work in a retail garden center near Philadelphia, not far from Longwood Gardens. We periodically have workshops in the store, it’s nice to get your tips. I also live in a condominium community, & have really limited space.


Fern April 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Carolyn–I’m so honored you read my blog and find it useful! My brother lives in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia. I love your state!

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