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

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Description


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.

About 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

Praise For…


“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: 9781604691870
ISBN-10: 1604691875
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: August 9th, 2011
Pages: 192
Language: English