- 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
Growing a Living Wall is Fun
Author Shawna Coronado has been growing living walls for a decade. While they are sometimes called “Green Walls” or “Vertical Gardens,” living walls are easier than ever to plan and grow and Shawna teaches you how in the book Grow a Living Wall; Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose. This book is a wall-gardening guide to help home gardeners. Shawna 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.
Vertical Gardens Can Be Organic and Environmentally Friendly
Make your vertical garden environmentally friendly and sustainable with Shawna’s guidance. One of her themed vertical gardens is stocked 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!
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; Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose are positive, life affirming, and sure to produce a smile or two.