- Publisher: Cool Springs Press / Quarto Publishing
- Editor: Mark Johanson
- Edition: First
- Available in: Trade Paperback, Full Color Photos, 160 Pages, 232 Color Photos
- ISBN: 1591866243
- Published: March 20, 2015
Sometimes called “Green Walls” or “Vertical Gardens,” living walls are easier than ever to plan and grow! Grow a Living Wall is the first wall-gardening book to focus exclusively on the needs of home gardeners.
Garden Organic and Healthy
Author Shawna Coronado feels that gardening “up” means that there is no weeds and low strain for home gardeners who might have arthritis or another chronic pain condition. Make your vertical garden environmentally friendly and sustainable with Shawna’s guidance. One of her themed vertical gardens is stocked mostly with flowers to make it a haven for bees and other pollinators. Other gardens are filled with vegetables and herbs so anyone with an outdoor wall can grow their own food – beautifully!
Even more gardens promote aromatherapy or medicinal plants. Some are designed to provide a green net of air filtration near a living area, or to protect exterior walls from exposure to direct sunlight, which helps to keep the indoors cool.
In addition to the comprehensive, step-by-step information that explains the basics of vertical gardening, each of the 20 featured gardens has its own chapter filled with useful tips, stunning photography, and fascinating background stories that point out how much difference a small garden can make.
Like author Shawna herself, the gardens you’ll find in Grow a Living Wall are positive, life affirming, and sure to produce a smile or two.