Thursday, January 24, 2013

Book Review and Flowers


Book review:  L. Uleysky "Vertical gardening"


The author Lidia Uleysky tried to sort through all the variety of creepers and gives an idea of the most common of them. Indeed, creepers are indispensable in vertical gardening; they help to increase green areas especially in small gardens.
The author advises to start with ordinary bindweed, decorative beans or parthenocissus. She talks that people in South Russia often decorated verandas, high walls of houses with colored clematis, beautiful wisteria, climbing roses, or Amur grape. Having become acquainted with a variety and features of climbing plants I could explore my vertical garden.
When I read this book I've remembered Amur grape. It is a powerful climber up to 20 m tall, with round, dark green leaves. Also I grow Curly Perfoliate honeysuckle in my garden, it might to hang upside down and to decorate the walls of my house.
 



The author tells about wooden and iron devices that help to grow up the Liana, they are grids, pyramids, romantic arches, trellises, and they all may be the garden decor as well.

 
I have arches and trellises in my garden, they divide garden into individual plots. So I could isolate a cozy area near my pond and decorate the boxes with compost.


 The book talks about caring for climbing plants, tools to control their pests and methods of favorite plants reproduction, about watering and fertilizing Liana in containers and in the ground.
 I think this book will be helpful to many gardeners.



I got this book and these flowers in gifts for my birthday yesterday from my family and friends, thank you!
 
I was very pleased!

P.S. I added the third page 'Brush and Paint' to my blog .

46 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Nadezda! You got a great gift and beautiful flowers!

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  2. Надежда, с днем рождения !
    Наилучшие пожелания от всего сердца !

    Aukse

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    1. Большое спасибо, Aukse!

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  3. The book sounds lovely and wonderfully Happy Birthday to you! Love the flowers.
    I peeked at your Brush and Paint, you are a talented lady, lovely.

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    1. Barb, I'm glad you liked my paintings, Thank you!

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  4. I love creepers but unfortunately, I don't have any room for them in my tiny garden. So, when spring comes, looking forward to seeing the arches and trellises in your garden:)

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    1. Keity, I love creepers because they need small room on the ground and mostly grow up. I'm planning to plant new honeysuckle next spring near my arch. Thank you!

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  5. Happy Birthday! What a nice gift to get, you'll have fun looking at the vines and climbers you could put in your garden.

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    1. Laurrie, I will study all this book till spring comes, thank you!

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  6. Happy belated birthday, Nadezda.
    I have creepers on my walls, but also roses and clematis and honeysuckle. Some of them take over.

    The worst creeper I know is called ‘Russian vine’ here. It just grows and grows and if you have a place which needs covering quickly, use Russian vine. I don’t know why ‘Russian’ vine, I expect it is called something else in Russia.

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    1. Frico, the ‘Russian vine’ grows well only in the southern regions of Russia. In my climate, it freezes up to the level of snow. It is called here Highlander (Polygonum)
      I planted it three years ago,but it was cold in the winter and I have not found Highlander in spring,
      Gardeners say that when planting ‘Russian vine’,it's recommended to enclose a strong barrier, dug in a certain depth in the ground.
      Thank you!

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  7. Nadezda! Happy Birthday!
    The book is interesting. It will be happy for you.
    Lovely flowers you received.
    I'm happy for you.
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

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    1. Yes, I'm happy with so useful book and flowers, thank you, Lucia!

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  8. Happy birthday, hope you had a lovely day!
    Vertical gardening is so important, especially when you have a small garden like I have. The book sounds interesting, but I don't think I would be able to read it in Russian :-)

    I have finally been able to write a post about the award you nimonated me for, thank you again for the nomination, the post was published 1 hour ago.
    Take care, Helene.

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    1. Helene, I'm not sure this book was translated :((. Thank you for telling about you, it was interesting to know!

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  9. Happy birthday nadezda, lovely gifts for your birthday, I hope you enjoy reading your book.

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    1. Thank you, Karen, this book will be very useful to me in spring!

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  10. Congratulations Nadezda! You got lovely presents. Beautiful flowers and a very interesting and useful book. I also have a book called 'Vertical Flowers' but it is written by an other author.

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    1. I'm sure you often read the 'Vertical Flowers' book planting the creepers. I've got seeds of sweet pea and now plan where to grow them better. Thank you, Janneke!

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  11. Happy Birthday Nadezda! What a perfect gift for a gardener. I'm sure you will reference her book a lot as you work in your own garden.
    Astrid

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    1. Astrid, you're right! Now when I'm thinking where to plant my new honeysuckle I reference to the drawings of arch, trellises, etc. Thank you!

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  12. Very usefull book ! Your friends will be happy for this !I wait to see your garden in the spring !
    Have a nice day !
    Olympia

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    1. Olimpia, I wait for spring too and have some plans. Thank you!

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  13. Happy birthday, Nadezhda! The flowers and book are such nice gifts to get, I hope you will put the book's advice to good use in your garden, and am looking forward to reading about it on your blog.

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    1. Masha, I promise I will! Thank you!

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  14. Happy birthday! The book sounds interesting. I'm very fond of vines. I grow virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) and trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), both are North American vines.

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    1. Jason, I love these creepers too and have Parthenocissus in my garden. Now I'm thinking about growing it near the wall to decorate it. Thank you1

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  15. Creepers are all over my garden as I love them. What a wonderful book and flowers! A very happy birthday dear Nadezda!

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    1. Outlaw,I think it's nice in your garden in hot day, you may sit in a shadow of creepers! Thank you!

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  16. Delayed happy birthday. Beautiful collage showing some beautiful flowers :) Hanne Bente

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  17. Dear Nadezda,Happy birthday to you, today is also my daughter's birthday! Hope you had a lovely day!The book sounds lovely !!Your flowers are my favourite!!Wishing you a lovely and warm weekend!
    Dimi..

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    1. Dimi, I had a nice birthday, thank you! My best wishes to your daughter and you too!

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  18. Happy Birthday Nadezda! Someone knows you very well to have given you this book as a gift :) I love arches and trellises in the garden, they are like doorways that lead to magical worlds. Congratulations on your new Brush and Paint page!

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    1. Rosemary, yes, you're right, I've got 'special' gifts! Thank you!

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  19. Nadezda your orchid blooms are so beautiful and I am so jealous. LOL! Vertical garden is something I need to consider more since I have such a small area of gardening spaces.
    Happy, Happy Birthday to you and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Lona, I love these first orchids in my home ans will care them as they need. Thank you!

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  20. The collage of your indoor flowers is gorgeous! The book sounds full of good ideas.

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    1. You're right, many ideas for summer. Thank you!

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  21. We don’t have a garden here really, we have “woods” – many pine trees and mostly shade. We grow flowers in herbs in planters in spring and summer. Happy belated birthday – I hope you have a nice day. The flowers you received are beautiful. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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  22. Hi Nadezda – I read your comment on my blog. Yes, we went to St. Petersburg for a week in 2005. That was before I had a digital camera. I took pictures with my old film camera and they are not very good. It is on my list of posts to write about, but I don’t know when I will write it – but I will eventually. Thanks.

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  23. Happy birthday Nadezda! What a wonderful gift! Now that I have started to run out of room, I would like to do more vertical gardening. This books sounds like it will be a great inspiration for you.

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    1. Jennifer, you have many plants in your garden, don't hurry, spring will come soon! ;))
      Thank you, i really love this book!

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