Shade Ideas and Inspiration for Shady Gardens
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, More...
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Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
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.
Keith Wiley is a celebrated horticulturist and garden designer who made his name creating "audacious and dazzlingly innovative" planting schemes inspired by natural landscapes. Under his direction as head gardener, The Garden House at Buckland Monachorum in Devon, England, was the setting for what has been called "some of the most original gardening taking place in Britain." He is the author of the book On the Wild Side, as well as several articles for Gardens Illustrated and the Royal Horticultural Society's journal The Garden. He received a degree in horticulture with honors from London University and now works as a nurseryman and freelance horticultural consultant.