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Shade Planting Solutions for Shady Gardens

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ISBN-10: 0881927554

ISBN-13: 9780881927559

Edition: 2006

Authors: Keith Wiley

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Shade is a reality in nearly every garden, and this guide will help any gardener, experienced or inexperienced, take full advantage of those sometimes tricky shady areas. After looking at shade in different situations-in different sizes and types of gardens, in specific areas within the garden such as hedges and other barriers, and in vertical elements such as pergolas and arches-the book then considers the characteristics of shade-loving plants, looking at brightly colored flowers as well as at plants with distinct types of foliage. Readers will also learn how to use plant companions to create striking designs in addition to the practicalities of preparing, planting, and maintaining a…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

After obtaining an honors degree in horticulture from London University, Keith Wiley spent twenty-five years as head gardener at The Garden House in Devon. There he evolved a gardening style based on modifying natural landscapes from around the globe. The garden he created there was described by national commentators as "one of the most exciting and innovative gardens in Britain today" and the best example of "leading-edge horticulture" in the UK. Keith is a regular contributor to horticultural and lifestyle magazines, and has appeared on many gardening television programs in the UK. Over the last ten years, Keith and his wife have created a new garden from a bare field at Wildside, where…