Made for the Shade

Made for the Shade

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by Judy Glattstein
     
 

Home gardeners looking for answers to the question of what to plant in shady places, will find answers to their problems in this volume. The book emphasizes the importance of good gardening sense and explains how plants can be matched to different conditions based on their natural habitat. Presented here are detailed descriptions and instructions for nurturing

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Home gardeners looking for answers to the question of what to plant in shady places, will find answers to their problems in this volume. The book emphasizes the importance of good gardening sense and explains how plants can be matched to different conditions based on their natural habitat. Presented here are detailed descriptions and instructions for nurturing trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennials, bulbs, tubers, and annuals that thrive in shady places. This attractive, informative, but above all useful volume features 150 full-color photos.

Editorial Reviews

People Magazine
...[B]ring life and contrasting color to pretty places where the sun is stingy with its beams.
Booknews
A thorough guide to shade gardening, discussing various types of shady conditions and describing the best adapted trees, shrubs, grasses, vines, herbaceous plants, and bulbs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764105128
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.68(d)

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Made for the Shade 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a practical book on shade gardening, especially if you have deer, I highly recommend Made for the Shade, by Judy Glattstein. Frequently gardens with deer are, at least in part, shady. Yet, most shade gardening books conspicuously overlook the topic of deer browsing, almost as if it was an embarrassing social disease. Judy Glattstein's straightforward discussion of deer in her book Made for the Shade should be commended. Indeed, Made for the Shade is a very practical book. Not only does it describe many types of plants that are suitable for shade, but it also addresses common gardening questions about mulch, compost, fertilizers and attracting birds. However, perhaps the thing I like best about this book is it doesn't emphasize the use of azalea and rhododendron in the shade garden. Not only can azalea and rhododendron be rather fussy plants, they are a favorite food of deer. Yet, so many gardening books promote these finicky deer treats as shade gardening essentials, leaving the neophyte gardener feeling like a hopeless failure with no alternatives when the deer devour his or her azaleas. Rather, Judy Glattstein introduces the gardener to the attributes of such wonderful plants as holly grape (Mahonia species), spicebush (Lindera benzoin) and, Viburnum. Whether you are a beginning gardener, or more experienced, Made for the Shade has something to offer.