The Complete Shade Gardener

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Houghton Mifflin, 1984 - Gardening in the shade - 278 pages
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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

This focus on "shade" is cautionary and the planting/gardening considerations are presented without undue optimism. For example, in the chapter on "edibles", the shade gardener is remembered "sorting ... Read full review

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User Review  - phlegmmy - LibraryThing

Great shade gardeing reference. My copy is battered and highlighted from years of use. Also it's not too often that you find humor in gardening books, but in this one you do. Read full review


The Art the Science and the Delight of It The Shade Room
Preparing the Site and the Soil

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About the author (1984)

A former nurseryman and landscaper, George Schenk retired from business to pursue his related passions of designing and planting gardens and writing about them. He splits his time between gardens and residences in Seattle, North Vancouver, Auckland, and Manila. He is a specialist in the sculpture of the tribes of the Philippine Cordillera and is active in the effort to preserve their cultural heritage. Schenk is the author of several magazine articles and books. His book "Moss Gardening" won the Book Award of the American Horticultural Society; his "The Complete Shade Gardener" has been recognized by the society as one of America's seventy-five "Great American Garden Books.

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