Gardener's Library: Garden Up!

Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces is a must-have for every balcony container gardener's bookshelf. Click on the book’s title or photo to visit and learn more.


Garden UpTitle: Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces

Author: Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet

Description on Filled with design tips, plant ideas and over 200 photos, Garden Up! offers inspiration and how-to information for enhancing any outdoor space with vertical elements. Authors Morrison and Sweet cover everything from living wall projects simple enough for a home gardener to tackle to creative plant solutions for blank walls and narrow beds.

In chapters like 'Arbors and Trellises' and 'Garden Secrets', the book offers a wealth of design advice and problem solving solutions for traditional gardeners. Small space gardeners, DIYers and those looking to incorporate the latest vertical techniques into their gardens will appreciate sections that examine 'skinny space' planting beds, urban gardens, edibles and living walls. In keeping with their problem solving approach to gardening and design, Morrison and Sweet have arranged their plant picks chapter by solution rather than plant type. Each chapter features a design spotlight that examines a specific garden and breaks down the elements that went into its creation.

The range of gardens included in the book support the authors' belief that vertical gardening is more than a temporary trend - it's here to stay.’s Rating: Four Stars. Garden Up! offers great inspiration for the small- space gardener. Wonderful photos and interesting ideas fill this book, including recycled gardens, wall plantings and many ways to maximize a small garden space. This is an absolute must-have for balcony gardeners.



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