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

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Publisher Comments:

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.

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"Award-winning author Rice has written more than 20 books that speak to gardeners on both sides of the Atlantic. He tackles the garden's heart of darkness: dry shade, the space under trees or overhangs where plants go to die from lack of light and water. This man has ideas to change that; his experience includes training at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England, which has plenty of trees casting shade. He goes into detail that helps gardeners better understand the situation and possible solutions: not all shade is the same; some mulches are better than others. The heart of the book profiles more than 130 plants that are made in the shade. Little is written on this common and trying garden condition, as his reading list indicates, so Rice fills a need. Owners of shaded gardens, rejoice. Includes 125 color photos. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Award-winning gardening writer Rice offers this useful guide to gardening in dry, shaded spaces. The challenges of gardening in these types of spaces are obvious; plants need sunlight and water to survive. Rice provides expert advice on transforming dry shade spaces into inhabitable gardens. Readers will learn how to prune for optimal sun light, how to increase soils absorbency, and how to select plants that thrive in dry shaded areas. This book is a valuable resource for gardeners dealing with dry shade. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Graham Rice is an internationally recognized expert on annuals of all kinds who has written 23 books, including The Sweet Pea Book and Discovering Annuals. He trained in horticulture and botany at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and is a garden writer for London's Evening Standard. Graham has won two Garden Writers Guild awards for writing in Britain and two from the Garden Writers Association of America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604691870
Author:
Rice, Graham
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
GARDENING / Shade
Subject:
Gardening-Shade Gardening
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
193
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Award-winning author Rice has written more than 20 books that speak to gardeners on both sides of the Atlantic. He tackles the garden's heart of darkness: dry shade, the space under trees or overhangs where plants go to die from lack of light and water. This man has ideas to change that; his experience includes training at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England, which has plenty of trees casting shade. He goes into detail that helps gardeners better understand the situation and possible solutions: not all shade is the same; some mulches are better than others. The heart of the book profiles more than 130 plants that are made in the shade. Little is written on this common and trying garden condition, as his reading list indicates, so Rice fills a need. Owners of shaded gardens, rejoice. Includes 125 color photos. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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