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.
Make your vertical garden environmentally friendly and sustainable. It's easy with author Shawna Coronado's help! 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.
Shawna Coronado is an author, on-camera spokesperson, newspaper columnist, internationally recognized keynote speaker, and environmental and health correspondent. She has lectured for TEDx and Google, appears regularly on US national television, and spends her time educating the online community about eco-travel, green living, sustainable gardening, inexpensive cooking, and home vegetable production—all from her very own home and ornamental front-lawn garden. Shawna's photographs and stories on organic living have been featured on HGTV.com, in Birds & Blooms magazine, and in the books The Green Garden, Grocery Gardening, The Edible Front Yard, and Garden Up!. She is the author of Cool Springs Press' Illinois Getting Started Garden Guide (2014), Indiana Getting Started Garden Guide (2014), The Wellness Garden (2017), and 101 Organic Gardening Hacks (2017).