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Hellstrip Gardening BY MAUREEN DECOMBE

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scrawled graffito cover ignites a subversive fantasy for me: HELLstrip. What first seems a gardening book may just be a revolution, and that is a dangerous thing. Might this manifesto someday be banned for its audacious title alone?

Provocative title aside, there is no lobbing of seedbombs in Hellstrip Gardening: Create a Paradise Between the Sidewalk and the Curb. Instead, author Evelyn Hadden envisions a radically lovely approach to gardening on the street-side. Building upon her 2012 book, Beautiful No-Mow Yards, Hadden expands on that funny, neighborly advice to mobilize us toward a gentle occupation of gardens from the threshold all the way to curb. Create a paradise between the sidewalk and the curb Evelyn J. Hadden

Author of Beautiful No-Mow Yards

With photographs by Joshua McCullough Foreword by Lauren Springer Ogden

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In Hellstrip Gardening, Hadden demonstrates how these oft-neglected spaces shine and support when woven into the rest of the garden. Section one, “Inspirations,� >>Get the book! Click here to view on Amazon

APLD The Designer Winter 2014  
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