New Shade Garden

Author: Ken Druse
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613126042
Format: PDF, Docs
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There is a new generation of gardeners who are planting gardens not only for their visual beauty but also for their ability to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In The New Shade Garden, Ken Druse provides this generation with a comprehensive guide to creating a shade garden with an emphasis on the adjustments necessary for our changing climate. Druse offers advice for common problems facing today's gardeners, from addressing the deer situation to watering plants without stressing limited resources. Detailing all aspects of the gardening process, the book covers basic topics such as designing your own garden, pruning trees, preparing soil for planting, and the vast array of flowers and greenery that grow best in the shade. Perfect for new and seasoned gardeners alike, this wide-ranging encyclopedic manual provides all the information you need to start or improve upon your own shade garden.

Planting the Dry Shade Garden

Author: Graham Rice
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693282
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this book you'll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. You'll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like epimediums and hellebores, and even lush foliage plants like evergreen ferns and hardy gingers, shrubs, climbers, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, annuals, and perennials- there is an entire palette to help you transform challenging spaces into rich, rewarding gardens.

The Natural Shade Garden

Author: Kenneth Druse
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide to using natural shade to create beautiful gardens covers all types of shade--wet or dry, partial or dense--suggesting plants for every situation, from rock, to water, to woodland, to container. 25,000 first printing.

Perennial Shade Gardening

Author: Douglas Green
Publisher: Douglas Green
ISBN: 1897395167
Format: PDF, ePub
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There is a romance and magic in a great shade garden that attracted award winning garden author Doug Green to his new gardens. There are significant differences in the soils for sun and shade plants and Doug explains both how to create the ultimate shade garden soil (used by plant experts and little known outside of a select group of plantsmen) and how to build good beds and get maximum flowering from your plants. There are several “tricks of the trade” for growing under large trees and Doug describes them; as well as telling you what you can grow under and what you can’t. This is a 30-year specialist nurseryman sharing his specialist growing secrets you can apply in your home garden. The old nursery was a very sunny spot but this new garden is surrounded by mature trees, shading and providing protection from the sun. Doug has long admired the large number of shade plants available but he had to provide special shade greenhouses for growing the hundreds of plants in his old gardens. There are specific growing instructions in this ebook for 41 excellent backbone plants that could fill any shade garden with hundreds of varieties. Plus Doug gives you a master list of 314 different species of plants available for shade gardening (and there are hundreds if not thousands of varieties of some of the 314) This is an excellent starting point for tuning your shady backyard into a great garden.

Taylor s 50 Best Perennials for Shade

Author: Frances Tenenbaum
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395873311
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Provides a description of fifty shade perennials and suggests how and where to plant them

Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping

Author: Barbara W. Ellis
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469620987
Format: PDF, ePub
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What if, one step at a time, we could make our gardens and landscapes more eco-friendly? Barbara W. Ellis's colorful, comprehensive guide shows homeowners, gardeners, garden designers, and landscapers how to do just that for the large and beautiful Chesapeake Bay watershed region. This area includes Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and part of West Virginia (translating to portions of USDA Zones 6, 7, and 8). Here, mid-Atlantic gardeners, from beginners to advanced, will find the essential tools for taking steps to make their gardens part of the solution through long-term planning and planting. The guide is built from the ground up around six simple but powerful principles that anyone can use: * Reduce lawn * Build plant diversity * Grow native plants * Manage water runoff * Welcome wildlife * Garden wisely Included are detailed instructions for assessing and designing your particular garden or landscape site; choosing and caring for trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, and flowers; and succeeding with such conditions as shade or poor soil. From rain gardens to woodland gardens, meadow gardens to wildlife gardens, and much more, this indispensable guide features more than 300 color photographs.

Making the Most of Shade

Author: Larry Hodgson
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579549664
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Beth Chatto s Shade Garden

Author: Beth Chatto
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781910258224
Format: PDF
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In this book, legendary plantswoman Beth Chatto reveals how the problem of shade in a garden can be turned to advantage. She tells how she transformed a derelict site into a woodland garden that is tranquil and serene yet full of life and interest in every season. She describes, too, a wealth of plants that will thrive in shady beds and borders and on walls.

Taylor s Guide to Shade Gardening

Author: Frances Tenenbaum
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395651650
Format: PDF, Docs
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Illustrates and describes more than 350 trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, bulbs, ground covers, and other plants for growing in the shade and includes gardening advice