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Planting the Dry Shade Garden: The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden
     

Planting the Dry Shade Garden: The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden

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by Graham Rice
 

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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,

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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 challenging spaces into rich, rewarding gardens.

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
“Owners of shaded gardens, rejoice.” —Publishers Weekly

“Readers will enjoy reading this very attractive, engaging book cover-to-cover or selectively browsing for descriptions of particular plants of interest.” — American Reference Books Annual

“A valuable resource.” —Reference and Research Book News

“[Dry shade] is one of the toughest garden situations. It’s good to have advice from an expert!” —Garden Gate

“A valuable garden tool that I’ve needed for a long time.” —Gardening by the Book

“A title that is desperately needed!” —Terra Nova Nurseries
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604693287
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
782,360
File size:
18 MB
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Meet the Author

Graham Rice is a award-winning international garden writer. Rice has written for the top gardening magazines including Horticulture, Garden Design, BBC Gardeners' World, Gardens Illustrated, and Country Life. Trained at the prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, he is editor-in-chief of the American Horticultural Society's Encyclopedia of Perennials, and he runs the Royal Horticultural Society's New Plants blog as well as his own blog at transatlanticgardener.com

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