Millions of people with shady areas in their gardens think of them as problems. But shade gardens can be beautiful, unique assets for the yard. This book shows how to work with shade to create terrific landscaping opportunities. Design guidelines help with planning the most attractive gardens, bringing dark areas to life with vibrant colours and varied textures.
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