The Natural Shade Garden

The Natural Shade Garden

By Ken Druse

Clarkson Potter, Hardcover, 9780517580172, 288pp.

Publication Date: February 18, 1992


Ken Druse's Natural Garden Guides:
Award-winning gardening expert Ken Druse offers a personal selection of 80 ideal plants for the natural gardener, drawn from his best-selling classic The Natural Shade Garden.

This companion guide is illustrated throughout with 130 of Druse's spectacular color photo-graphs. All-new descriptions discuss the origins of each plant, supply the pronunciation of their Latin names, and offer information on their ultimate size, time of bloom, light and soil requirements, cold hardiness, and special interest, such as colorful berries or butterfly attraction.

Here, too, is indispensable advice for using these plants with companions to create striking designs. Each section has an original introduction presenting valuable techniques for making your own natural garden. An appendix gives mail-order sources.

In 80 Great Natural Shade Garden Plants Ken Druse selects the best plants for natural gardening in the shade: Ornamental Shrubs  ¸  Perennials for Flowers  ¸  Perennials for Foliage  ¸  Ground Covers and Vines  ¸  The Best Hostas  ¸  The Best Ferns

About the Author

Ken Druse is an internationally renowned author and gardening expert, an award-winning photographer, and the acknowledged founder of the American natural gardening movement. He has been the gardening editor at House Beautiful magazine since 1979, and for three years he was a guest presenter on The Victory Garden. He has won three Quill & Trowel awards (from the Garden Writers Association of America) for Best Writing, Best Photography, and Best Overall Product for The Natural Garden and The Natural Habitat Garden. He lives and gardens in New Jersey.