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Profiles of public and private gardens across the country-from a city lot in New York to a wooded property in Missouri and a salt-air ocean site in California-beautifully capture the remarkable diversity of shade gardening. Lavish full-color photos and detailed descriptions of more than 350 shade-loving bulbs, ground covers, wall covers, wall climbers, shrubs, annuals, and perennials, plus recommended sources, will have gardeners enthusiastically pursuing the joys of this "shady" enterprise.
Design a garden filled with flowers or foliage every season of the year with Patricia Taylor's lively, lavishly illustrated book. An experienced shade gardener, Taylor tells readers how to select plants, evaluate the soil, simplify pest control and eliminate chemical fertilizers. Detailed descriptions of more than 350 shade-loving plants and garden profiles are included. 65 full-color photos.
Posted August 1, 2000
This book is very helpful for beginning to intermediate shade gardeners, especially if you live in the Mid-Atlantic states. The plant descriptions are brief but cover both the good and the bad points of each. This is a great book to get you started, and also as a quick reference.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.