New Shade Garden

Author: Ken Druse
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613126042
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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, Kindle
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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:
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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.

Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping

Author: Barbara W. Ellis
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469620987
Format: PDF
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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.

Taylor s 50 Best Perennials for Shade

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

The Shady Border

Author: C. Colston Burrell
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
ISBN: 9781889538556
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Where the garden light is low, that's where you can grow some of the most bewitching plants available. These flowers flourish in the shade, generating intricate, layered, and luxuriant tapestries of bloom for year-round beauty. From the most innovative gardeners working today come unique designing ideas, with tips on knockout combinations for places where the sun barely shines. Manipulate light levels to turn dense shade dappled for a more hospitable growing space. Experiment with new techniques for improving the poor soils often found in these spots. Dip into the richly illustrated encyclopedia of shade loving perennials for all conditions--dry, moist, and wet. Whether you choose exquisite deep purple Lenten Rose or pretty green-leaved Maryland Pinkroot, your garden will be made in the shade!

An Encyclopedia of Shade Perennials

Author: Wolfram George Schmid
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881925494
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An encyclopedic reference on shade perennials provides information on more than 7,000 species and cultivars in 184 genera, including practical growing tips and chapters on soils, watering, fertilizing, and types of shade.

All New Square Foot Gardening

Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher:
ISBN: 1610598970
Format: PDF, Docs
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If you want to grow more vegetables and flowers in less space then All New Square Foot Gardening is for you. Author Mel Bartholomew takes you through his proven Square Foot Gardening method adopted by satisfied gardeners for more than twenty-five years. Mel unveils ten new improvements that save you more time and more money - all with a lot less work. And with All New Square Foot Gardening, you no longer have to worry about weeds and fertilizer! Gardeners everywhere enthusiastically endorse Mel Bartholomew's revolutionary Square Foot Gardening method. The best feature is that anyone, anywhere can enjoy a Square Foot garden. Children, adults with limited mobility, even complete novices can achieve spectacular results.

The New Orleans Garden

Author: Charlotte Seidenberg
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604736879
Format: PDF
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Among America's garden cities, one of the most remarkably beautiful is New Orleans. Now the exotic New Orleans garden can live not only in romance but also in settings very close to home. Whether in the Vieux Carre or in the humid hinterlands, anyone hoping to recreate such a romantic spot in the climes of the Gulf Coast region should consult Charlotte Seidenberg's essential handbook.In this new edition of a favorite manual among New Orleans gardeners, Seidenberg instructs how to create a beautiful garden in this subtropical, sometimes richly alluvial zone and identifies plants that over generations have become a part of the gardening heritage of New Orleans. She discusses such basics as soil preparation and pest control and advises the gardener on how to grow roses, native and exotic trees and shrubs, vines, annuals, perennials, ferns, wildflowers, bulbous and tuberous plants, and groundcovers. She instructs how best to create specialty gardens such as container gardens and herb gardens. Like many other gardeners today, she is ecology-conscious, strongly advocating that one should garden not only for beauty but also for attracting wildlife.