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, 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.

Making the Most of Shade

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

Natural Companions

Author: Ken Druse
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 161312337X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Natural Companions, acclaimed garden writer Ken Druse presents recipes for perfect plant pairings using diverse species that look great together and bloom at the same time. Organized by theme within seasons, topics include color, fragrance, foliage, grasses, edible flowers and much more, all presented in photographs of gardens that show planted combinations from a wide variety of climates and conditions. Natural Companions also features more than one hundred special botanical images of amazing depth and color created in collaboration with artist Ellen Hoverkamp using modern digital technology. Filled with an incredible amount of horticultural guidance, useful plant recommendations, and gardening lore—all written in Druse’s charming, witty style—this book is a must-have for gardeners and lovers of plants and flowers. Praise for Natural Companions: “Druse and Hoverkamp have made a splendid book that will be useful to careful gardeners and armchair botanists alike.” —American Scientist "Provides seasonal tips on planting flowers that bloom (and look lovely) together. Whether or not you have a patch of dirt, you'll dig the book's stunning, hyper-detailed photography." —Wall Street Journal “An engaging blend of humor (the punning titles are rib-ticklers), garden history, botanical knowledge, and practical advice . . ." —Organic Gardening "Foodies have bread and chocolate. Romantics have Rogers and Astaire. Now, in Natural Companions, garden expert Ken Druse presents the perfect partners of the plant world…" —New York Spaces

Designing and Planting a Woodland Garden

Author: Keith Wiley
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604696672
Format: PDF, 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.

Glorious Shade

Author: Jenny Rose Carey
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604698063
Format: PDF, ePub
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Turn a shady yard into a sumptuous garden Shade is one of the most common garden situations homeowner’s have, but with the right plant knowledge, you can triumph over challenging areas and learn to embrace shade as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. Glorious Shade celebrates the benefits of shade and shows you how to make the most of it. This information-rich, hardworking guide is packed with everything you need to successfully garden in the shadiest corners of a yard. You'll learn how to determine what type of shade you have and how to choose the right plants for the space. The book also shares the techniques, design and maintenance tips that are key to growing a successful shade garden. Stunning color photographs offer design inspiration and reveal the beauty of shade-loving plants.

The Complete Shade Gardener

Author: George Schenk
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881925340
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Heaven Is a Garden

Author: Jan Johnsen
Publisher: St Lynns Press
ISBN: 9780985562298
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Why do some gardens make us feel so wonderful, relaxed and refreshed? Using ideas based on ancient and modern practices, this book shows how you can uplift yourself and others in a serene setting designed for "unplugging" and relaxing. Whether you are intending to create a lovely garden or just thinking about a future outdoor haven, Heaven is a Garden will help you see your backyard in a whole new light and reawaken an awareness of the wonders of Nature. "Simplicity, Sanctuary and Delight" is the guideline that noted landscape designer Jan Johnsen recommends in this elegantly written book. She draws on her 40 years in the profession and offers stunning visuals and specific ways to make a garden look glorious and feel harmonious at the same time. She reveals how to highlight a power spot, explores the lure of the sheltered corner, explains why a gate facing East is considered auspicious and suggests which trees you can use to impart a special atmosphere. Gardeners will also enjoy the chapters on the mysteries of color, a rock's resonance and the magic of water. All in all, this gem of a book is a thoroughly enjoyable guide that you will refer to over and over. Jan Johnsen writes the popular 'Serenity in the Garden' blog and Facebook page. Her firm's website is www.johnsenlandscapes.com www.serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com

Subtropical and Dry Climate Plants

Author: Martyn Rix
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781845331993
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a unique guide to a wide range of tropical and hot-climate (also known as Mediterranean or desert) plants. The guide is arranged in three sections: a general introduction to choosing, planting, and using subtropical and hot-climate plants with particular emphasis on hardiness and overwintering the plants; the second section that comprises an A - Z plant directory, in which over 700 plants, listed by their botanical names, are treated to in-depth profiles and grouped as either trees, shrubs, perennials, climbers, palms and cycads, cacti and other succulents, or grasses and bamboos; a third section that includes plants for special uses, and a glossary.

Making More Plants

Author: Ken Druse
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613123450
Format: PDF, Docs
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For people who love gardens, propagation—the practice of growing whatever you want, whenever you want—is gardening itself. In this paperback reissue of the successful book Making More Plants, Druse, one of America’s foremost gardening authorities, presents innovative, practical techniques for expanding any plant collection, along with more than 500 photographs. Based on years of personal research, this is a practical manual as well as a beautiful garden book, presenting procedures Ken Druse has tested and adapted, as well as photographed step by step.