Armitage's Vines And Climbers

Armitage's Vines And Climbers

A Gardener's Guide To The Best Vertical Plants

Book - 2010
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"Climbing plants are hugely underrated--this book with its lively expression of deep knowledge should encourage everyone to grow more of them." --No#65533;l Kingsbury

Climbing plants constitute a huge, and largely untapped, resource for today's gardeners. Because their habit of growth is primarily vertical, they can be used for utilitarian as well as ornamental purposes like providing privacy, or screening eyesores.

In this comprehensive reference, renowned horticulturist Allan Armitage selects and profiles the most useful and attractive climbing plants for a wide range of sites and conditions, from well-known favourites like clematis, morning glories, and wisteria to more unusual plants like Dutchman's pipe, passion flowers, and the tropical mandevillas. Each profile includes a general description (enlivened by Armitage's trademark wry humour) along with the plant's hardiness, plant family, best method of propagation, method of climbing, and etymology of botanical and common names."Climbing plants are hugely underrated--this book with its lively expression of deep knowledge should encourage everyone to grow more of them." --No#65533;l Kingsbury
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9781604690392
1604690399
9781604691207
1604691204
Characteristics: 212 p. : col. ill ; 27 cm.
Alternative Title: Vines and climbers

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loowho May 03, 2011

A good book to help beginning gardeners choose vines and climbing plants that are appropriate for the location and zone of their garden. Recommendations are provided regarding colour and growth habits of the plants discussed.

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rgally
Dec 06, 2010

Wonderfully opinionated and full of useful plant information.

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Jul 12, 2010

Comments on hardiness zones. Acknowledges that many that are not winter-hardy may be grown as annuals.

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