Climbing Gardens

Climbing Gardens - Gardening Book

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Climbing Gardens
Adding height and structure to your garden

by Joan Clifton

144 pp, 150 color images, 9 X 10, paperback with flaps.

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.

About the author and photographer

Joan Clifton designs and creates wrought-iron and wirework forms for training topiary and living sculptures. She is the author of Making a White Garden and Garden Elements, and also contributes to leading magazines.

Steven Wooster is a garden photographer and graphic designer. His photographs have appeared in many magazines and books, including Gravel Garden by Beth Chatto.

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