Synopses & Reviews
There is a new generation of gardeners who are planting gardens not only for their visual beauty but also for their ability to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In The New Shade Garden
, Ken Druse provides this generation with a comprehensive guide to creating a shade garden with an emphasis on the adjustments necessary for our changing climate. Druse o ffers advice for common problems facing todayandrsquo;s gardeners, from addressing the deer situation to watering plants without stressing limited resources. Detailing all aspects of the gardening process, the book covers basic topics such as designing your own garden, pruning trees, preparing soil for planting, and the vast array of flowers and greenery that grow best in the shade. Perfect for new and seasoned gardeners alike, this wide-ranging encyclopedic manual provides all the information you need to start or improve upon your own shade garden.
"Taylor's Guides are the best, most authoritative guides on the market." Garden Design
andldquo;Druseandrsquo;s words, offered in the tone of a neighbor happy to advise, make this book worth more than mere coffee-table topping.andrdquo;
With more than 265 color photographs of the 350 best trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, bulbs, ground covers, vines, ferns, and grasses for shade, this 17th volume in the acclaimed Taylor's Guides to Gardening series gives gardeners all the help they need to turn a problem area into a delight.
This comprehensive guide addresses one of the most common problems for gardeners. Shade Gardening has over 250 color photographs of the 350 best trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, bulbs, ground covers, vines, ferns, and grasses for shaded areas. Articles cover the basics of growing plants in the shade as well as such subjects as city gardens, flowers, foliage plants, pests and diseases, and lawns.
About the Author
Ken Druse is the author of more than a dozen award-winning gardening books, including Natural Companions and Making More Plants. His work is also featured in the New York Times and Martha Stewart Living. He currently resides in New Jersey.and#160;