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Gardening in the Shade

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ISBN-10: 1558707204

ISBN-13: 9781558707207

Edition: 2004


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Based on expertise culled from 100 years of Horticulture magazine, Gardening in the Shade gives readers the authoritative guidance they need to design and plant lovely gardens in the shady corners of their yards. Gardeners will find:* Descriptions of plants receptive to shady homes, from perennials, trees, and shrubs, to bulbs and tubers* Basic techniques and insider tips for creating shade gardens that thrive during a variety of seasons and in a spectrum of regional conditions* 300+ photos to spark creativity and inspire readers with visions of gardens to growAny gardener with a shady spot will welcome the chance to cultivate a gorgeous garden with the handy advice in this dynamic guide.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: F & W Publications, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Introduction: The pleasures and challenges of shade gardeningp. 6
General Techniques
Takinc to the Woods: A resourceful gardener sets out to plant beneath big treesp. 8
Within the Woodland: The art and science of growing wildflowers in the shadep. 12
Coping with Dry Shade: The right plants can green up even the most inhospitable cornerp. 18
General Design
The Many Shades of Sunlight: How patterns of light and shadow shape a gardenp. 24
Finding Inspiration in Nature: Basic design principles to get you startedp. 27
A Way Through the Woods: Thoughts on designing a sylvan pathp. 44
Plants for Shade
From the Woodlands of Asiap. 50
The Soaring Cimicifugasp. 56
Ferns of a Different Cutp. 61
The New Look of Coralbellsp. 65
Lady's Slippers for Everyonep. 69
Japanese Anemones for Late Summerp. 70
Epimedium Adventuresp. 71
Carpets of Blue Phloxp. 73
Charming, Durable Fringed Bleeding Heartp. 75
Ring in Bellwortp. 77
Sharp Sedgesp. 78
Trees and Shrubs
Magnificent Mahoniasp. 86
A Fancy for Fuchsiasp. 91
Mountain Laurel Renaissancep. 97
Late-Blooming Eucryphia Xnymansensisp. 99
Showy Skimmia Japonicap. 100
Radiant Japanese Spicebushp. 101
In Praise of Rhododendron 'Ken Janeck'p. 102
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers
Spring into Snowdropsp. 103
Surprising Chinese Lycorisp. 107
The Greater Pleasures of Lesser Celandinesp. 111
Treasured Trilliumsp. 114
Cardiocrinum, King of the Liliesp. 118
Ivy-Leaved Cyclamenp. 121
Step-by-Step Projects for Shade Gardeners
Layering a Rhododendronp. 124
Growing Bloodroot from Seedp. 127
Dividing a Fernp. 130
Training a Fuchsia Standardp. 132
Pruning a Large Tree Limbp. 134
Suppliersp. 136
Indexp. 138
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