Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces

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Cool Springs Press, Feb 22, 2011 - Gardening - 224 pages
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Vertical gardening is the latest, most talked about trend in gardening. Outdoor living walls planted with anything from succulents to vegetables, are springing up in urban and suburban areas and even commercial spaces. Home gardeners are now ready to take advantage of the vertical spaces in their own gardens. Ornamental gardeners searching for help with narrow planting beds or choosing the appropriate trellis, small space gardeners in need of specific solutions, edible gardeners interested in creative ways to mix edibles with ornamentals will find the help they need. Garden Up! offers inspiration and how-to information for enhancing any outdoor space. Authors Susan Lee Morrison, and Rebecca Sweet offer advice on plant selection across the country, and include easy do-it-yourself projects than add unique touches to any garden.

Authors Susan Lee Morrison and Rebecca Sweet offer advice on plant selection across the country and include easy do-it-yourself projects that add unique touches to any garden. This innovative book has also made the Top 10 Home & Garden list for Amazon's Best Books of 2011!

 

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Inspirational with its beautiful pictures, but almost totally lacking in how-to information. Its largely warm climate plant recommendations are no help for northern gardeners (the authors live in ... Read full review

Contents

Dedications
6
Invasive Plants
7
Why Garden Up?
8
ARBORS AND TRELLISES
10
SKINNY SPACES
36
GARDEN SECRETS
60
URBAN GARDENS
76
EDIBLES
104
LIVING WALLS
140
PLANT PICKS
168
DESIGN SPOTLIGHTSTHEN NOW
204
Photo Illustration Credits and Resources
214
Index
216
Meet Rebecca Susan
222
More from Cool Springs Press
224
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Susan Lee Morrison is a landscape designer, garden writer, and Master Gardener living in Northern California. Whether she is designing a garden for a hillside estate or a postage stamp sized  front yard, her philosophy is simple: To create beautiful, sustainable, functional gardens. In addition to writing for traditional media publications such as Fine Gardening Magazine, Susan blogs about her life as a garden designer and shares her challenges and successes as a home gardener on Blue Planet Garden Blog. An early convert to the value of social media, she connects with gardeners from all over the world via Twitter and Facebook, and is a founding member of the Lawn Reform Coalition and the Garden Designers Roundtable. As a Master Gardener, Susan is active in the gardening community and speaks regularly on sustainable design principles. She is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and has served on the California Board of Directors. Follow Susan on Twitter, @susanlmossison. Read Susan s blog at www.BluePlanetGarden.com View her design portfolio at www.creativeexteriorslandscapedesign.com.   Lifelong gardener Rebecca Sweet lives in Northern California and is founder of the garden design firm Harmony In The Garden. Her gardens have been featured in Fine Gardening Magazine and Fine Homebuilding as well as regional newspapers and publications. Rebecca has written for a ranges of online and traditional publications including Real Simple Online and Horticulture Magazine, where she is a contributing editor.  In her popular blog Gossip in the Garden, Rebecca shares gardening tips, design strategies and how-to videos for both the novice and experienced gardener. She is a founding member of the Garden Designer s Roundtable.Follow Rebecca on Twitter @SweetRebecca. Read Rebecca s blog at www.gossipinthegarden.com, View her design portfolio at www.harmonyinthegarden.com.

 

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