Hellstrip Gardening: Create a Paradise between the Sidewalk and the Curb [NOOK Book]

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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 as an environmentally friendly way to add curb appeal to their homes, expand the size of their gardens, and conserve resources.

Hellstrip Gardening by Evelyn Hadden, the author of the acclaimed Beautiful No-Mow ...

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Hellstrip Gardening: Create a Paradise between the Sidewalk and the Curb

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Overview

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 as an environmentally friendly way to add curb appeal to their homes, expand the size of their gardens, and 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, how to choose plants that thrive in tough situations, how to 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!

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Editorial Reviews

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First of all, a definition: A hellstrip is the tiny plot of land between the street and a public sidewalk. If beautifying that aptly-titled patch sounds like an impossible or uneviable task, Evelyn Hadden (Beautiful No-Mo Yards) would beg to disagree. This micro-garden wonder worker has constructed step-by-step instructions for creating colorful plant preserves in places you never imagined possible. Hellstrip Garden doesn't just tell; it shows: Its 300 photographs can both inspire and instruct. A trade paperback original.

Publishers Weekly
03/03/2014
Hadden (Beautiful No-Mow Yards) has written an excellent book for an often forgotten horticultural contingent: urban dwellers with only wee strips of dirt to work with, often between curbs and sidewalks. She offers step-by-step strategies for taking abandoned square footage of unhealthy earth and transforming it into a micro-swath of growth and bloom, and highlights unique stressors associated with this kind of gardening, including limited, often depleted soil and lack of irrigation. Such landscapes require forethought: what plants are drought tolerant? what type of root system can survive? The author also includes a helpful chapter about working with local governments, since many curbside spots are public property or easements. The greatest benefit of undertaking “hellstrip gardening,” the author notes, is that “as more gardens grow, the ideas and extra plants they generate fuel new gardens and ignite new gardeners.” This is a lively, optimistic guide to transforming dead space into a small splash of Eden, a win-win for everybody. 300 color photos. (May)
Garden Rant - Susan Harris

"How could I NOT love Hellstrip Gardening? The subject is fun and inspiring."

Shelf Awareness

"How could I NOT love Hellstrip Gardening? The subject is fun and inspiring."

Landscape Architecture

"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."

From the Publisher

"A lively book . . . both a design manual and an encouragement to embrace overlooked spaces."

Garden & Gun

“Hadden will help you through the toughest planting challenges, whether you’re planting an actual hellstrip or your yard just seems like one.”
Charlotte Observer

“An entertaining new book… it shares ways to turn the ugly wasteland between sidewalk or driveway and the curb into lovely floral borders.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604696103
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/22/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 864,846
  • File size: 127 MB
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Meet the Author

National speaker and award-winning author of four gardening books, including Beautiful No-Mow Yards, Evelyn Hadden encourages property owners to convert unused, unloved lawns to more rewarding landscapes. She founded the informational website lesslawn.com in 2001 and is a founding member of the national Lawn Reform Coalition.

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