The Natural Shade Garden
Ken Druse's Natural Garden Guides:
Award-winning gardening expert Ken Druse offers a personal selection of 80 ideal plants for the natural gardener, drawn from his best-selling classicThe Natural Shade Garden.
This companion guide is illustrated throughout with 130 of Druse's spectacular color photo-graphs. All-new descriptions discuss the origins of each plant, supply the pronunciation of their Latin names, and offer information on their ultimate size, time of bloom, light and soil requirements, cold hardiness, and special interest, such as colorful berries or butterfly attraction.
Here, too, is indispensable advice for using these plants with companions to create striking designs. Each section has an original introduction presenting valuable techniques for making your own natural garden. An appendix gives mail-order sources.
In80 Great Natural Shade Garden PlantsKen Druse selects the best plants for natural gardening in the shade: Ornamental Shrubs ¸ Perennials for Flowers ¸ Perennials for Foliage ¸ Ground Covers and Vines ¸ The Best Hostas ¸ The Best Ferns
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