The Complete Shade Gardener

Author: George Schenk
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881925340
Format: PDF, Docs
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Even if you have shied away from shade plants in the past, you will find this an inspiring guide—from the basics to the creation of a shady retreat.

Glorious Shade

Author: Jenny Rose Carey
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604696818
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Shade is a blessing in disguise. Glorious Shade is an inspiring and information-rich guide that shows gardeners everywhere how to take advantage of it.

New Shade Garden

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

Taylor s Guide to Shade Gardening

Author: Frances Tenenbaum
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395651650
Format: PDF
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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

Got Shade

Author: Carolyn Harstad
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253216250
Format: PDF, Docs
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Whether it's urban, suburban, or rural, nearly every property has some shade, if only on the north side of the house. Countless more are "blessed" with giaint trees planted decades ago that screen out the sunlight. Under such conditions, you may think it is impossible to have an interesting garden without a lot of work. Not so, if you are willing to learn about the plethora of easygoing horticultural gems that do NOT require full sun. Shade gardening has been given a bum rap. Most gardeners think only of impatiens and hostas for their shady areas. This is partly the fault of many nurseries, which sell the same dull plant material year after year ad nauseum. Contrary to these tired notions, shade gardening can get pretty exciting, yet at the same time not be too larbor-intensive, if you incorporate some lesser known plants into your landscape. This is not to say you shouldn't plant some old standbys. But a judicious mixture of the common with the unusual can give the busy, tired, or lazy gardener a very special and unique place to retreat to and enjoy. Harstad's organization takes account of the fact that an interesting shade garden is well balanced, with different types of plantings. First come two chapters on designing the low-maintenance garden, then chapters on small trees, shrubs, dwarf conifers, vines, ground covers, ferns, grasses, perennials, woodland wildflowers, spring bulbs, and annuals (yes, there are annuals that enjoy shade!). She discusses hundreds of shade-tolerant plants hardy in Zones 4-8, suggests how they may be used and combined, and recommends methods to cut garden maintenance-a universal concern in the fast-paced world. With its informative text, accurate drawings, and colorful photographs, it is a "must have" for gardeners across much of North America.

Making the Most of Shade

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

The Natural Shade Garden

Author: Kenneth Druse
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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.

Southern Shade

Author: Jo Kellum
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781934110478
Format: PDF, ePub
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An illustrated horticultural reference focuses on plants for Southern gardens that thrive in conditions that can stymie even the most optimistic landscapers, and tailors choices to variances in light, moisture, and seasonal fluctuations. Simultaneous.

Designing and Planting a Woodland Garden

Author: Keith Wiley
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604696672
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the creator of "one of the most exciting and innovative gardens in Britain today" With their moss-covered stones, towering trees, and pockets of quiet shade, woodlands have a romantic power unlike anything else. Whether your garden is currently open and sunny, or on the small side, you can capture that sylvan atmosphere with carefully chosen trees and shade-loving plants. In Designing and Planting the Woodland Garden, Keith Wiley explains how to combine plants in natural, self-supporting colonies. His hand-picked selection of unexpected collectables—shrubs, perennials, bulbs, ferns, and grasses—mingle with garden favorites to create fabulous effects in all seasons.