Planting the Dry Shade Garden: The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden [NOOK Book]

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In this book you'll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. You'll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like epimediums and hellebores, and even lush foliage plants like evergreen ferns and hardy gingers, shrubs, climbers, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, annuals, and perennials- there is an entire palette to help you transform ...
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Planting the Dry Shade Garden: The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden

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Overview


In this book you'll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. You'll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like epimediums and hellebores, and even lush foliage plants like evergreen ferns and hardy gingers, shrubs, climbers, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, annuals, and perennials- there is an entire palette to help you transform challenging spaces into rich, rewarding gardens.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Award-winning author Rice has written more than 20 books that speak to gardeners on both sides of the Atlantic. He tackles the garden's heart of darkness: dry shade, the space under trees or overhangs where plants go to die from lack of light and water. This man has ideas to change that; his experience includes training at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England, which has plenty of trees casting shade. He goes into detail that helps gardeners better understand the situation and possible solutions: not all shade is the same; some mulches are better than others. The heart of the book profiles more than 130 plants that are made in the shade. Little is written on this common and trying garden condition, as his reading list indicates, so Rice fills a need. Owners of shaded gardens, rejoice. Includes 125 color photos. (Aug.)
Reference and Research Book News
“A valuable resource.”
Gardening By The Book
“A valuable garden tool that I’ve needed for a long time.”
— Kylee Baumlee
Terra Nova Nurseries
"A title that is desperately needed!"
— Dan Heims
American Reference Books Annual
“A wonderful book…. you'll find lots of solutions.”
Garden Gate
"Readers will enjoy reading this very attractive, engaging book cover to cover or selectively browsing for descriptions of particular plants of interest."
Reference and Research Book News - Kylee Baumlee
“A valuable resource.”
Terra Nova Nurseries - Dan Heims
"A title that is desperately needed!"
Gardening By The Book - Sharon Lovejoy
“A valuable garden tool that I’ve needed for a long time.”
Terra Nova Nurseries - Julienne L. Wood
"A title that is desperately needed!"
From the Publisher
"[Dry shade] is one of the toughest garden situations. It's good to have advice from an expert!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604693287
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 535,230
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Graham Rice is a distinguished international garden writer and is unique in having won three awards for his writing in the USA, as well as three in the UK.

He is editor-in-chief of the American Horticultural Society's Encyclopedia of Perennials and the author of more than twenty books, and he runs the Royal Horticultural Society's New Plants blog as well as his Transatlantic Gardener blog.

He has been the gardening correspondent of Britain's Observer and Evening Standard newspapers and contributes frequently to the RHS's magazines The Garden and The Plantsman; he has also written for all the top gardening magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, including Horticulture, Garden Design, BBC Gardeners' World, and Country Life.

A widely respected plantsman, Graham trained at the prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a member of the RHS's committee on herbaceous plants (judging their trials of both annuals and perennials), and also judges at the Chelsea Flower Show.

He divides his gardening time between Pennsylvania and England with his wife, American garden writer and photographer judywhite.

You may also be interested in the author's own Web site, TransatlanticPlantsman.com.

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