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 .