Shade: Planting Solutions for Shady Gardens
Every garden has some shade--some gardens are even completely shaded--and gardeners tend to see shade as a problem. Questions about what to plant in shady parts of the garden are among the most frequest posed in gardening magazines, radio phone-ins, and online discussions. In this innovative book, award-winning gardening expert Keith Wiley turns all the familiar preconceptions on their heads by presenting garden shade in a positive light.
Wiley first discusses shade--from dappled and partial to full and dense--in different situations and in every size and type of garden. He then considers the characteristics of shade-loving plants, showing how to use them with companions to create striking designs. He also looks at the practicalities of preparing, planting, and maintaining a shade garden.
Complete with a directory of shade-loving plants, Shade shows you how to turn shady areas into highlights in your garden.
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The drama will come from other sources, notably the magnificent cordyline in the
pot, and, later in the year, from the autumn colour of the maple and the winter
flowers of the witch hazel. In a more heavily shaded garden than this and on acid
Especially if there are many perennials present, you should think about whether
the garden will grow old gracefully in autumn. Some plants, such as conifers and
evergreen shrubs, look pretty much the same from one month to the next except ...
Apart from clearing off the magnolia leaves in autumn, topdressing with a mulch
of composted leaf mould at the same time, and periodically removing the lowest
magnolia branches to enable sufficient light to reach the ground, the whole area
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Because many gardeners have more shade than they can shake a shovel at, there is no shortage of books on shade gardening. This one, however, is a bit different. Instead of providing sample garden ... Read full review
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