Success with Shade-Loving Plants

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Celebrate the low-light areas of the garden; the trick is knowing which plants to choose, and then placing them properly for best success. Written by a renowned horticulturist and former gardener at London’s Buckingham Palace, this field guide continues the well-received Success with gardening series, and covers selecting, buying, and placing shade-tolerant plants. There are also complete instructions for pruning, feeding, managing diseases and pests, and other essential maintenance. And with an exhaustive plant ...

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Overview

Celebrate the low-light areas of the garden; the trick is knowing which plants to choose, and then placing them properly for best success. Written by a renowned horticulturist and former gardener at London’s Buckingham Palace, this field guide continues the well-received Success with gardening series, and covers selecting, buying, and placing shade-tolerant plants. There are also complete instructions for pruning, feeding, managing diseases and pests, and other essential maintenance. And with an exhaustive plant directory, ideas for designing gardens to fit new or existing landscapes, tips for managing weeds and fungi, gardening successfully in damp or dry soil, as well as handling mixed-light gardening situations, this is surely an essential reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861084699
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Success with Gardening Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,503,461

Table of Contents


Introduction     9
Section 1
What is shade, and what does it do?     12
Designing your garden to make the most of shade     16
Buying and planting shade-loving plants     30
Maintaining shade-loving plants     40
Weeds, pests and diseases     50
Year-round care     60
Section 2
A-Z plant directory     72
Glossary     156
About the author     157
Index     158
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