Hellstrip Gardening: Create a Paradise between the Sidewalk and the Curb
The hellstrip — the space between a street and a public sidewalk, also known as a tree park, boulevard, meridian, and planting strip — is finally getting the attention it deserves! Gardeners everywhere are taking advantage of the space to add curb appeal to their homes, expand the size of their gardens, and even to conserve resources.
Hellstrip Gardening by Evelyn Hadden, the author of the acclaimed Beautiful No-Mow Yards, is the first book to show you exactly how to reclaim this oft-ignored space. This comprehensive guide covers how to determine the city and home owner's association rules governing the area, choose plants that thrive in tough situations, design pathways for accessibility, and much more. Gorgeous color photographs of hellstrip gardens across the country offer inspiration and visual guidance to anyone ready to tackle this final frontier.
With Hellstrip Gardening in hand, you can finally create the paradise you want in the most unexpected of places!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 296 pp.
- Book dimensions: 8 x 9 in. (230 x 205 mm.)
- Images: 300 color photos
- ISBN-10: 1604693320
- ISBN-13: 9781604693324
- Product code: 689332
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"Inspiration for urban gardeners."
"A lively book. ... Both a design manual and an encouragement to embrace overlooked spaces."
"A creative and environmentally friendly gardening book, Hellstrip Gardening is a fine choice for both dreamers and doers. Hadden has ideas not only for that awkward (and presumably hellish) space between person and street, but also for medians, parking lot islands, community gardens — anyplace there is land to plant."
"Hadden will help you through the toughest planting challenges, whether you're planting an actual hellstrip or your yard just seems like one."
—Garden & Gun Online
"How could I not love Hellstrip Gardening? The subject is fun and inspiring."
—Susan Harris, Garden Rant
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