Sunday, May 4, 2014

DK Canada's Mother's Day Boutique

Don't forget - Mother's Day is right around the corner - Sunday May 11th!
Have you chosen a gift yet? Well, you know you can't go wrong with a book!
DK Canada has put together a great selection of home, garden, food and travel books to chose from in their Mother's Day Boutique. And even better - they're 30% off until May 11/14. could pick up one for yourself! My choice was
 Small Space Garden Ideas: Create your dream garden on a windowsill, wall, step, staircase, balcony, porch or patio.
Loved the cover - couldn't wait to see inside! There are forty different ideas for gardening in limited space. The ideas are wildly inventive, but easily achieved.
From air plants in cake pans stood up, to cacti in colourful (and recycled) tins to growing salad greens in colanders or in plastic gutters mounted to the side of your tool shed.
Apartment dweller? I thought this idea wall brilliant - oilcloth 'saddlbags' hung on the railings. There are lots of other quirky ideas using found items. How about a mini garden in an old teapots and cups? Or picture frames hung on patio walls that grow and change as the season progresses. There are a few variations on this idea - and they're all amazing.
Along with the planter instructions, there is a chapter on choosing the right plants, with growing instructions and considerations.
As with all Dorling Kindersley books, the layout is great, with colour photographs and easy to follow instructions. DK publishes the best reference books!
I quite enjoyed perusing Small Space Garden Ideas. Now, I just have to choose which projects I'd like to try - the possibilities are truly endless. Surprise your Mom!

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