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An Encyclopedia of Shade Perennials

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by W. George Schmid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0881925497

ISBN-13: 9780881925494

Pub. Date: 10/11/2002

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated

Finding an array of unique and diverse plants for shade might seem like a daunting task, with limited options available to the gardener. Shade perennial expert W. George Schmid dispels this perception in his new encyclopedia. This companionable reference provides information on more than 7000 species and cultivars in 184 genera, from Acanthus to

Overview

Finding an array of unique and diverse plants for shade might seem like a daunting task, with limited options available to the gardener. Shade perennial expert W. George Schmid dispels this perception in his new encyclopedia. This companionable reference provides information on more than 7000 species and cultivars in 184 genera, from Acanthus to Woodwardia — some new to horticulture, others unjustly overlooked, but all beautifully suited to the shade garden.

Schmid has behind him a half century of practical gardening experience, horticultural education, and extensive travel observing shade perennials in their native habitats; readers are therefore treated to both useful growing tips and his personal associations with the plants. The expert text is rounded out with 500 stunning color photographs, many taken by the author himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881925494
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/11/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 11.38(h) x 1.51(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Allan M. Armitage
Acknowledgments
Part 1. The Shady Garden
1. A Personal Outlook
2. Fated Shade
3. Practical Thoughts
4. Plants Assigned
Part 2. Perennials for the Shady Garden A--Z
Plant Sources
U.S. Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zone Map
Index of Plant Names
Color photographs follow

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