Climbing Gardens

Climbing Gardens

Adding Height and Structure to your Garden

Book - 2003
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Firefly Books Ltd

All gardens need height to make them come alive in three dimensions and to extend the planting area. Climbing Gardens explores all the varieties and uses of climbing plants to create unique garden spaces that preserve privacy, increase the feeling of space, and create unusual gardens and moods.

  • Includes a whole range of vertical structures from simple trellises and tepees to elegant arbors and obelisks
  • Explores creative ways to maximize space in a small garden
  • Provides inspiration for all types of gardens, formal as well as kitchen gardens, plus lots of ideas for patios, porches, roof terraces, and balconies
  • Offers a comprehensive and descriptive list of climbing plants to help gardeners make the right choices for their garden needs
  • Illustrates and describes numerous projects step-by-step
  • Features five chapters on a range of styles - formal, urban, living, romantic and potager that cover a wide variety of sites.

Illustrated with more than 150 inspiring photographs of gardens in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Climbing Gardens explores all the varieties and uses of climbing plants to create unique garden spaces -- includes more than 150 inspiring photographs, plant lists, design concepts, construction techniques and more.

Publisher: Toronto Firefly Books, 2003
ISBN: 9781552977132
Branch Call Number: 635.974 Cli
Characteristics: 141 p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Wooster, Steven


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Mar 30, 2010

I re-read the book, this time taking notes and was suprised at all the good stuff I missed on the first reading. It aptly describes 3-D dimension design, climbing plants and their uses (companion planting, support systems etc.) It discusses the styles of design and ways to achieve those styles using pictures to illustrate the points. The book challenges the reader to see height and structure in unusual ways.

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