When Rebecca and I first told friends and colleagues that we were writing a book on vertical gardening, a common misconception was that Garden Up!: Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces would be all about living walls. The reality is, we cover a range of ideas for gardening in vertical spaces and living walls make up only one chapter of the book. So why did I choose living walls as my subject for this month’s GDRT post on vertical gardening? Because creating my own has turned me into a serious fan. If you’re thinking about adding some living art to your own garden, here are my tips:
Congratulations to Lisa Blair who blogs at A Shower Fresh Garden! You are the lucky winner of the Nouveau Wrought Iron Trellis from H. Potter. Lisa, I'd love to see what you do with it, so send me a picture and I'll post it.
And remember, just because you didn't win here, doesn't mean you didn't snag some swag at one of the other blogs. Drop by to find out:
There are still bookplates left, so if you've purchased Garden Up! and would like to have it insribed, just send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll keep going until they run out.
California friends, we'd love to see you at an upcoming speaking event. Our schedule is posted here, so stop by and see us if you're in the neighborhood.
For all of you who took the time to leave a comment, THANK YOU! I loved your comments and truly appreciate your enthusiasm, support, fresh ideas...not to mention the crafty ways some of you tried to sway me into choosing you. And believe me, if I hadn't commited to using a random numbers generator, it would have worked!
How excited am I? Rebecca and I are guest posting on one of my favorite blogs today, Gardening Gone Wild. The topic is creating a sense of place. so check it out.Then come back and enter for a chance to win the fabulous H. Potter trellis. Contest closes Sunday, March 20.
Yahoo! Today is the official launch of Garden Up!: Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces . To celebrate, Rebecca and I are hosting a cyber book party, complete with door prizes and party favors. Of course, two blogs isn't much of a party, and if you've followed the progress of our book, you know that we never could have written it without the help of some of the most talented bloggers, designers, gardeners and photographers out there. When we started looking for cohosts, who better to turn to than some of the co-contributors who made the book possible?
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. We cover everything from living wall projects simple enough for a home gardener to tackle to creative solutions for blank walls and narrow planting beds. For a peek inside the book, information on upcoming media and speaking events or to learn more about us, be sure to visit our website. The book is available from Amazon and Gardenbookstore.net as well as Barnes and Noble and other select retailers.