Ideas and Inspiration for Shady GardensBook - 2007
Every garden has some shade—some gardens are even completely shaded—and gardeners tend to see shade as a problem. Questions about what to plant in shady parts of the garden are among the most frequest posed in gardening magazines, radio phone-ins, and online discussions. In this innovative book, award-winning gardening expert Keith Wiley turns all the familiar preconceptions on their heads by presenting garden shade in a positive light.
Wiley first discusses shade—from dappled and partial to full and dense—in different situations and in every size and type of garden. He then considers the characteristics of shade-loving plants, showing how to use them with companions to create striking designs. He also looks at the practicalities of preparing, planting, and maintaining a shade garden.
Complete with a directory of shade-loving plants, Shade shows you how to turn shady areas into highlights in your garden.
Baker & Taylor
Describes how to transform a shady landscape into a beautiful and unique garden, including how to select the right plants and the practicalities of preparing, planting, and maintaining a shade garden.
This attractive volume presents design ideas and solutions for gardeners, with attention to the many different kinds of shade situations that exist, as well as the many kinds of plants to grow in them. The bulk of the book is devoted to design ideas and felicitous planting combinations. The last section contains a plant directory, which discusses the design and growing advantages of specific plants. Wiley is a London University trained horticulturalist based in England. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Reveals how to transform the special challenges of a shady landscape into a beautiful and unique garden, discussing how to select the right plants, the characteristics of shade-loving plants, how to combine them to create striking designs, and the practicalities of preparing, planting, and maintaining a shade garden. Original.