Planting the Dry Shade Garden: The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden

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Timber Press, Jan 24, 2012 - Gardening - 192 pages
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In this book you'll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. You'll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like epimediums and hellebores, and even lush foliage plants like evergreen ferns and hardy gingers, shrubs, climbers, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, annuals, and perennials- there is an entire palette to help you transform challenging spaces into rich, rewarding gardens.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Understanding Dry Shade
10
Coping with Dry Shade
22
Choosing Plants for Dry Shade
37
Native Plants
187
Suggestions for Further Reading
188
Index
189
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Graham Rice is a distinguished international garden writer and is unique in having won three awards for his writing in the US, as well as three in the UK. Trained at the prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, he is editor-in-chief of the American Horticultural Society's Encyclopedia of Perennials and the author of more than twenty books, and he runs the Royal Horticultural Society's New Plants blog as well as his Transatlantic Gardener blog.

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