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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.
This innovative book was named to the Top 10 Home and Garden list for Amazon's Best Books of 2011!
Vertical gardening is the hottest new garden design concept. An increasing number of consumers garden in limited spaces, and are searching for help in maximizing gardening space, whether that's an urban terrace, a narrow side yard, or a small intimate area in a landscape. Vertical gardening techniques offer solutions for a wide range of garden challenges, including growing edibles, personalizing a garden with unique focal points and decorative touches or simply hiding unsightly landscape elements. Landscape designers, Susan Lee Morrison and Rebecca Sweet have filled this book with easy, affordable, inspirational vertical options that will help consumers create beautiful gardens that take advantage of vertical opportunities.
Vertical gardening is the latest, most talked about trend in gardening. Outdoor living walls with plants, vegetables, flowers, or vines, are springing up in urban and suburban areas and even commercial spaces. It appeals to everyone from traditional ornamental gardeners looking for help in choosing an appropriate trellis, small space gardeners in need of specific solutions, edible gardeners interested in creative ways to mix edibles with ornamentals, and design oriented gardeners looking for creative ways to enhance their gardens with vertical elements. Garden Up! offers inspiration and how-to information for creating beautiful, vertical elements for any outdoor space. Authors Susan Morrison, and Rebecca Sweet also offer advice on plant choices across the country, and proper planting and care of your vertical garden.
About the Author
Susan 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, @susanlmorrison. Read Susans 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 Designers Roundtable.Follow Rebecca on Twitter @SweetRebecca. Read Rebeccas blog at www.gossipinthegarden.com, View her design portfolio at www.harmonyinthegarden.com.
Table of Contents
1. Vertical Garden Design a. Arbors and Trellises b. Garden Rooms c. Focal Points d. Bringing the Outside In 2. Small Space Solutions a. Gardening Up Instead of Out b. Side Yard Makeovers c. Creating Privacy 3. Garden Secrets a. Make Eyesores Disappear 4. Balconies and Courtyards a. Creative Containers b. Ideas for Fences, Walls and Corners c. Plant Choices 5. Edible Gardening a. Maximizing space b. Mixing edibles and ornamentals c. Recycled containers d. Fruit Trees for tight spaces 6. Vertical Innovation a. Living Walls b. Creative Color c. Non-traditional structures 7. Plants a. High Performance Climbing Plants b. Show Stopping Vines and Climbers c. Training Plants to Grow Vertically