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Bare Walls & Fences Rejoice – ‘Garden Up!’ Has You Covered! (Giveaway)

Garden Up! (page 69): Hop vine skirting telephone pole

As some of you may or may not know, I am a small space gardener who’s obsessed with secret gardens and pretty much anything to do with vines, hedges and espalier.

That’s why I think everyone should pick up Rebecca Sweet and Susan Morrison’s new book Garden Up!: Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces. This book is right up my alley! It’s full of amazing pictures and how-to’s that’ll inspire (corrupt) anyone into adding more vertical interest to their garden.

You think I’m kidding? Since reading Garden Up! I’ve purchased two plum trees to espalier, one espalier 3-way cherry tree AND just yesterday I ordered a hop vine from Peaceful Valley.

Since we’re trying to be self sufficient, these new edibles will be a great addition to our potager while adding visual interest to our last few bare walls/fences. I mean, look at the beautiful hops picture I stole from the book! Makes you want one too, doesn’t it?

The book also covers vertical gardening like succulent walls and Woolly Pockets. Two things I hope to experiment with some day. Plus, it includes plant recommendations, artwork ideas and creative materials you can use to grow your garden upward.

If any of this resonates with you, you will want this book.

Plus, if you purchase Garden Up! online, Susan and Rebecca are offering a signed bookplate to the first 100 people (click here to see the hand illustration by Susan). Just send an email with your name and mailing address to: susan@morrison-sweet.com.

Garden Up! Cyber Book Party & Giveaways

Because this post is part of a cyber book launch, I have the pleasure of giving away a $25 gift certificate for Peaceful Valley (www.GrowOrganic.com). Peaceful Valley is an online organic nursery and garden store – I especially like their organic fertilizer selection. Just think, if you win, you can get a hop vine too!

To enter the contest, all you have to do is leave a comment below – winners will be chosen randomly. The contest runs for a full week, so check back on March 21 to see if you’re the winner!

Of course, it wouldn’t be a party with just one prize. That why you have six more chances of winning!! Below is a full list of participating blogs and the prizes they’re giving out. The top link takes you to the blog where you can enter to win – the bottom link takes you to the vendor site where you can purchase the prize if you don’t win!


Blue Planet Garden Blog
Prize: Nouveau Leaf Wrought Iron Trellis
Prize Vendor: H. Potter

Gossip in the Garden
Prize: Fiskars tool basket
Prize Vendor: Fiskars

Compost in My Shoe
Prize: $50 gift certificate
Prize Vendor: Annie’s Annuals and Perennials

Digging
Prize: Succulent Living Picture Kit
Prize Vendor: Succulent Gardens

J Peterson Garden Design
Prize: $75 gift certificate
Prize Vendor: High Country Gardens

Interleafings
Prize: Wally One
Prize Vendor: Woolly Pockets

Disclaimers: 1. I did not purchase the book but was given a copy for review. My garden is pictured in the book (pages 10, 33, 74). I feel blessed I was asked to review the book and participate in this cyber book party. I would’ve purchased the book anyway because it’s a subject I love. 2. I’m excited I get to give away the Peaceful Valley gift card. They’ve got a fantastic selection of organic fertilizers and plants, and they have a beautiful catalog. I really did purchase one of their hop vines.

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  1. Frankie #

    I would love to win the gift card from Peaceful Valley. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    March 14, 2011
  2. What a lovely garden you have and what a neat book! Thanks for the chance to win from Peaceful Valley!

    March 14, 2011
  3. Cheryl #

    I’m always looking for more inspiration! This book is a “must have”! Love your blog too!

    March 14, 2011
  4. I’m new to your blog, but I can tell I need to read through it for inspiration. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!
    Robin
    Getting Grounded

    March 14, 2011
  5. This book looks like something I’d love…definitely going to look for it!

    March 14, 2011
  6. Hello Angela!

    This book has me excited and inspired to try some new techniques in my garden this year. It’s on my order list and I can’t wait to get and read it in it’s entirety.

    If I’m fortunate enough to win the gift card I will purchase some hops! :)

    Thanks,

    Nicky

    March 14, 2011
  7. I’d love to win that gift cert! I’ve been wanting one of those hop vines for some fast screening on my chicken run…

    March 14, 2011
  8. I worked with Jim Martin for years and I’m so pleased to see him receive the recognition he deserves! I’m ready for some organics!

    March 14, 2011
  9. Mary Lou #

    Love your blog…makes me homesick for the NW. Hope to see you in the new book.

    March 14, 2011
  10. What an honor to be featured in the book. Please enter me for the contest. Peaceful Valley is such a great company.

    March 14, 2011
  11. jane #

    I found you by way of Pam and love what I see so far. Can’t wait to go to B and N to see a copy of the book and your pages. Always on the lookout for new vines… will hop vine grow in Austin 8b?

    March 14, 2011
  12. I have plenty of space, but vertical gardening is sure convenient and gives me even more space for growing! Giggles I want to order hops this year, but couldn’t decide what type to order…some apparently more bitter than others. You have suggestion and source that would work in Zone 6b?

    March 14, 2011
  13. katzien #

    I love the book, and I too love little secret gardens. Mine is at the back corner of the house opposite from the gate and hidden from the patio. I love sitting there, watching the birds in the trees and scratching the cat. It’s my little shangri la!

    March 14, 2011
  14. I love that the idea of vertical gardening is getting more attention. As space to garden in gets smaller we all must look to new planes to garden in and on!

    Glad to have found your blog through Twitter and this little blog party.

    March 14, 2011
  15. Glad you are participating in the party so I could discover your blog!

    March 14, 2011
  16. I can see how vertical gardening would help with my chickens getting my cucumbers. But how to stop them scratching in the herb bed?

    March 14, 2011
  17. ella #

    I just found your blog via “Digging”. Can’t wait to read more of your posts!

    March 14, 2011
  18. Yay for Garden Up! Sounds like you’ve already been inspired, which makes me worried that there are more bare root fruit trees in my future, that is if Peaceful Valley has any left!

    March 14, 2011
  19. Cheri Herrboldt #

    The book is beautiful and inspirational. I’d LOVE to win the gift certificate! Thanks for offering it!!

    March 14, 2011
  20. What fun to make the rounds of the book launch cyber party! Debra

    March 14, 2011
  21. oh, i need a hop vine too!

    March 14, 2011
  22. LJ #

    Not only have I been introduced to a cool new book, but I’ve found 6 new awesome gardening blogs and 7 chances to win a prize! What a glorious day!

    March 14, 2011
  23. Adding my name to the door prize hat!
    Thanks!

    March 14, 2011
  24. Patricia R #

    What a great book party! Getting to visit some blogs that are new to me and a chance at great door prizes too!

    March 14, 2011
  25. 1234 which giveaway do I adore?

    March 14, 2011
  26. Judy #

    Looking forward to reading this book, sounds fabulous

    March 14, 2011
  27. I need to order the book.. since it was sold out at the NWFGS! Excited to see your garden in it!

    March 14, 2011
  28. What a great little garden book party!
    So looking forward to checking out your garden photos!

    March 14, 2011
  29. I’d love to win the gift certificate- but I’m really happy that I found your blog! I can’t wait to go through some of your old posts.

    March 15, 2011
  30. Would love to be entered in your contest!
    Happy Gardening!
    Debbie

    March 15, 2011
  31. Rose Wallace #

    this book has me quite excited! I can’t wait to get mine!

    March 15, 2011
  32. I would love to be entered into the giveaway for the gift card at Peaceful Valley. Thank you;-) You can visit the Gardeners’ Sustainable Living Project on my blog for a chance to win 1 of 16 different garden gifts, as well! Happy Spring!

    March 15, 2011
  33. Cheryl Jung #

    What a great book! And I love how everyone is linking to each other–a wonderful idea. Thank you!

    March 15, 2011
  34. Terry Sanders #

    Would love a gift certificate as I am starting a new garden for the 3rd time. Thanks

    March 15, 2011
  35. YEP, this vertical gardening is addictive and so is any writing by Susan and Rebecca. Must get the book.

    Meanwhile, back at my mini-farm, I’ve tweeted and facebooked your blog posting.

    All garden passions to you,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

    March 15, 2011
  36. Susy #

    I would love a copy of this book since I teach classes on gardening with vines, annuals, perennials and Clematis and I’m always looking to learn more. The photo’s look beautiful.

    March 15, 2011
  37. marilyn #

    Well this party is certainly more fun then most parties I have attended lately! Great idea.

    March 15, 2011
  38. Jackie Morris #

    What a great party. I am finding so many new ideas. I don’t know where to begin.

    March 15, 2011
  39. thanks for inviting me to you Cyber Book Party… so excited with the chance at a $25 gift certificate for Peaceful Valley…!!

    March 15, 2011
  40. Love the whole cyber-party book launch idea. I journeyed to your post…the tease was one of my favorite companies, Peaceful Valley, the bonus was discovering your blog!

    March 15, 2011
  41. Beverly #

    Would love to try hops. Ok, probably not – not much of a brewmaster. But would definitely love to have a gift certificate to get some more vertical life in my garden. :-)

    March 15, 2011
  42. KeriSue #

    Your garden is in a book! You rock. I am very proud of you and I hope that someday you get paid big money to do this passion. LOVE!

    March 15, 2011
  43. linda scott #

    I’m really looking forward to the book! I’m a vine fanatic too. Nice blog!

    March 15, 2011
  44. Anne #

    Okay, I’d like to win. Thanks

    March 15, 2011
  45. I still have two months before I can put anything outside– so I need these gorgeous photos and ideas to keep me from freezing in the meantime.

    In other words, count me in, please!

    March 15, 2011
  46. Count me in please!

    March 15, 2011
  47. I bought a hops plant last fall- I’ll be happy to have another person to chat with on how to take care of it! Now if I can only convince my husband on getting chickens…. Congrats on having your garden in their book!

    March 15, 2011
  48. I would love to win! Thanks! Looking forward to my spring garden.

    March 15, 2011
  49. love peaceful valley!

    March 15, 2011
  50. Garden Party fun indeed! All these wonderful gardening blogs and cool writers = inspiration! The book and the blogs shall keep me going for a long time!

    March 15, 2011
  51. Juliet #

    Really looking forward to reading the book and seeing the pics of your garden as well as the others!

    March 15, 2011
  52. Kala Goodwin #

    Loved the presentation by the Garden Up ladies at the NWFGS too! Hope I win so I can get something cool from Peaceful Valley!

    March 15, 2011
  53. That is so exciting that you are featured in the book! Super cool.

    March 15, 2011
  54. Cathy #

    WOW! This is exciting. I love this book and GREAT JOB Angela!!!

    March 16, 2011
  55. Kitty #

    I just put this book on my TBR/Wish List. Thanks for the giveaway.

    March 16, 2011
  56. Jessica B #

    Awesome, looking forward to readying this one!

    March 16, 2011
  57. jeannie #

    Loved visiting the NWFGS with the girls and was so glad I bought the Garden Up! book- I can’t wait to get started on my yard!

    March 16, 2011
  58. Tory #

    Wow, I just decided to buy two espaliered cherry trees. Where did you get a three way (tree, i mean)?

    I would love to win this one….

    Victoria Tory

    March 16, 2011
  59. What a fabulous book! I can’t wait to garden up in my own yard :)

    March 17, 2011
  60. Judy Kenninger #

    Lovely gardens!

    March 17, 2011
  61. Well, hello neighbor! Glad I found you through Urban Gardens. I’ll definitely be following your blog, and am super excited about this book and great prizes. Fantastic!

    March 17, 2011
  62. Peggy #

    I am in awe of these new blogs (say those words with an Irish accent and you’ll sound lovely). I especially like the white/black type contrast. I would love to win a copy of the Garden Up book, using some of its ideas and give the old sun a much better chance of reaching my plants. (did you hear that rhymed phrase?) G’day.

    March 17, 2011
  63. I am totally getting the book, even if I don’t win a prize. Congrats!

    March 17, 2011
  64. It’s so cool that people I’ve been following for years are getting their own books and how exciting that they featured your garden.

    March 17, 2011
  65. Vertical gardening is something I’m trying to do more of since I have limited space… and I would love that gift certificate for Peaceful Valley :)

    March 17, 2011
  66. Anne #

    Oh yes! Please enter me! Thanks.

    March 17, 2011
  67. I’ve already gotten a good idea~Plant a vine on the ugly utility pole! The book looks super! gail

    March 17, 2011
  68. carrie #

    WISHING!!!!

    March 17, 2011
  69. Timothy #

    This is a book I need to get. Great subject!

    March 17, 2011
  70. Here’s to more living green in our neighborhoods! Thank you!

    March 17, 2011
  71. Nicole Markey #

    The book looks really inspiring! Please enter me in the contest.

    March 17, 2011
  72. Linda Taylor #

    I am so glad I found your website! Love the pictures AND I would love to win the book!

    March 18, 2011
  73. great book and giveaway idea. i’ve read 4 new blogs this morning, and totally worth the time. vertical gardening may ultimately be more practical than the next extension of container gardening i was consider.

    thanks

    March 18, 2011
  74. Karen Elam #

    Loving the cyber garden party! Thanks to all the passionate gardeners, bloggers, writers, photographers, sponsers, etc. etc. that’ve helped make this all possible… Happy reading, dreaming, growing & winning everyone!

    March 18, 2011
  75. Calif_Sue #

    I am enjoying following all the links to all these wonderful gardening blogs! This cyber book party is a great idea and I am happy for the forecast rain in the next few days as it will give me a chance to catch up on everyone’s past inspiring blogs, so many wonderful ideas!
    My book is on order, no need to convince me that going vertical is a great idea!

    March 18, 2011
  76. That hop vine is a beauty! I love it when a plant is beautiful and also edible. I would definitely use the Peaceful Valley gift card.

    March 18, 2011
  77. tbtorra #

    Hooray for hops! What a great use for a telephone pole. I’d love to win the gift card!

    March 18, 2011
  78. Louise #

    My first, but certainly not my last, visit to your blog. Please enter my name to win.

    March 19, 2011
  79. Suzanne Offner #

    I’m planning on an espalier myself. I was thinking apple, but espalier 3-way cherry? That is sounding hard to resist. I love this book, and I’m already hoping to make a gutter garden in my narrow side yard.

    March 19, 2011
  80. CindyLou #

    Spring…..In Her Easter Bonnet with all the flowers upon it She’ll be the grandiose Lady In The Easter Parade

    March 19, 2011
  81. Great book idea and great prizes, too! I look forward to reading the book!
    Thanks!

    March 19, 2011
  82. Mary #

    What a beautiful garden and blog you have too. I am looking forward to reading Garden Up — and excited about the chance to win on of your party favors too. Thanks.

    March 19, 2011
  83. Even though I never win anything, the new book is a definite winner. So happy Pam at Digging told me about it.

    March 19, 2011
  84. Thank you for the opportunity to win! Happy Gardening! Pamie G.

    March 19, 2011
  85. Linda Parker #

    I had never heard of a hop vine before — now that’s what I call gardening up!

    March 19, 2011
  86. Tamara #

    Love your blog! Thanks so much for the info and links to so many other great gardening sites.

    March 20, 2011
  87. This book is an inspiration! Congratulations on being included! I can’t wait to pick it up!

    March 20, 2011
  88. Hilary Barton #

    Beautiful book and great prizes! Such a great idea :)

    March 20, 2011
  89. So glad to have stumbled onto your blog through this book party! Subscribing after I comment… Grapes and/or kiwi are at the top of my list for growing edibles.

    March 20, 2011
  90. Connie Tompkins #

    Congratulations on the book and thanks for the opportunity to win something! Everyone likes a give-away :)

    March 20, 2011
  91. Abbey #

    What a great contest. Whoever wins is very fortunate.

    March 20, 2011
  92. Amy #

    How fun! I’m working on a fence wall with woolly pockets right now and could use a little extra plant cash :-) Thanks for the contest – I can’t wait to read the book.

    March 20, 2011

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