Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens Up the Shadows

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Rodale, Jan 1, 2005 - Gardening - 407 pages
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Celebrate shade! That's author Larry Hodgson's call to gardeners everywhere, no matter if you have a small shady corner or an entire landscape overshadowed by trees. His hands-on "been there, done that" advice will help you tackle planning, planting, and problem-solving, as well as create color, texture, and light-filled areas in the shade. He also shares more than 200 outstanding plants - perennials, annuals, bulbs, ferns, ornamental grasses, and climbing plants - that you can use to create a beautiful garden that will flourish under shady conditions. In fact, after reading Making the Most of Shade, even the gardener with the sunniest yard will want to create a shady nook!--COVER.

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Content of this book is very good. I have learned a lot of new tricks to try for shade. So far I have just tried to hit or miss with no rhyme or reason. I have already recommended it to someone. It came in excellent shape. Read full review

Making the Most of Shade : How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens up the Shadows

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Shade--a welcome retreat for gardeners who want to escape the heat on a hot day or a curse for those who want to grow lots of colorful flowers? Hodgson (Perennials for Every Purpose ) here discusses ... Read full review

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