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 a largely untapped resource for today's gardeners. Because their habit of growth is primarily vertical, they can be used to provide privacy, screen eyesores, and draw the eye upward to create the illusion of space. In Armitage's Vines and Climbers, renowned horticulturist Allan Armitage selects and profiles the most useful and attractive climbing plants for a wide variety of sites and conditions. The choices include both woody and herbaceous plants, both annuals and perennials. Profiles for more than 115 plants include a general description, hardiness, plant family, best method of propagation, method of climbing, and the etymology of botanical and common names. Climbing plants add an extra dimension to gardening -- literally. By following Armitage's sage advice, gardeners and designers will be well equipped to create dazzling gardens that transcend the boundaries of horizontality.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781604690392
Characteristics: 212 p. ; 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.

Dec 06, 2010

Wonderfully opinionated and full of useful plant information.

Jul 12, 2010

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


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