Ideas and Inspiration for Shady Gardens
Timber Press (OR), Paperback, 9780881928952, 175pp.
Publication Date: January 15, 2008
Every garden has some shade some gardens are even completely shaded and gardeners tend to see shade as a problem. Questions about what to plant in shady parts of the garden are among the most frequest posed in gardening magazines, radio phone-ins, and online discussions. In this innovative book, award-winning gardening expert Keith Wiley turns all the familiar preconceptions on their heads by presenting garden shade in a positive light.
Wiley first discusses shade from dappled and partial to full and dense in different situations and in every size and type of garden. He then considers the characteristics of shade-loving plants, showing how to use them with companions to create striking designs. He also looks at the practicalities of preparing, planting, and maintaining a shade garden.
Complete with a directory of shade-loving plants, "Shade" shows you how to turn shady areas into highlights in your garden.