Best Shade Plants

Best Shade Plants

by Stefan Buczacki
     
 
Gardeners—your dappled, shaded grounds can flourish as beautifully as any sunny plot. In fact, as these photos of richly verdant gardens prove, a shady garden may even be an advantage. If you're wondering how to go about cultivating in this environment, you're not alone: it's one of the most asked of all gardening questions. Success depends upon a wise

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Gardeners—your dappled, shaded grounds can flourish as beautifully as any sunny plot. In fact, as these photos of richly verdant gardens prove, a shady garden may even be an advantage. If you're wondering how to go about cultivating in this environment, you're not alone: it's one of the most asked of all gardening questions. Success depends upon a wise selection of plants, and on a keen knowledge of exactly how the shade is produced, what feed and water shade plants require, and which pests and diseases thrive in the cool and dark. You'll get this information, along with a wide selection of representative shade plants: bulbs, rock plants, climbers, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, ferns, annuals, and grasses. Each entry features a color photo and description; facts on the plant's shade tolerance, zone, soil needs, hardiness, and size; planting, care, and propagation instructions; notes on special problems; and recommended varieties. From the white-flowered anemone to the slender, dark green woodsia, you'll have it made in the shade! 7 1/2 X 9 1/4. 96 Color Pages

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780600597346
Publisher:
Octopus Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

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