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Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, And Grow a Fabulous Garden That Lithtens Up the Shadows

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    Larry Hodgson(Author)

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A practical introduction to the art of shade gardening explains how to design and maintain a beautiful and flourishing shade garden, describing nearly three hundred perennials, annuals, bulbs, ferns, ornamental grasses, and climbing plants that will thrive without direct sunlight and featuring expert designs for five different types of shaded garde

BooklistMay 1, 2005 Gardeners who weed, plant, and prune under the sun’s beneficial rays may think they have it "made in the shade" when it comes to horticultural variety, but there’s a downside to all that versatility, according to Hodgson. Those who garden, figuratively speaking, where the sun don’t shine, have less weeds, watering, and other bothersome maintenance than their full-sun compatriots. Sharing his considerable expertise throughout this comprehensive guide, Hodgson entertainingly educates both novice and seasoned gardeners about the myriad merits of shade gardening. From cultural considerations to design decisions, Hodgson covers those relevant topics necessary to transform dark garden corners into radiant exhibitions of texture and color. Hundreds of popular and lesser-known perennials, annuals, bulbs, vines, and grasses are profiled in-depth, their inclusion based on decades of Hodgson’s personal and professional experience. With informative speciBooklistMay 1, 2005Gardeners who weed, plant, and prune under the sun's beneficial rays may think they have it "made in the shade" when it comes to horticultural variety, but there's a downside to all that versatility, according to Hodgson. Those who garden, figuratively speaking, where the sun don't shine, have less weeds, watering, and other bothersome maintenance than their full-sun compatriots. Sharing his considerable expertise throughout this comprehensive guide, Hodgson entertainingly educates both novice and seasoned gardeners about the myriad merits of shade gardening. From cultural considerations to design decisions, Hodgson covers those relevant topics necessary to transform dark garden corners into radiant exhibitions of texture and color. Hundreds of popular and lesser-known perennials, annuals, bulbs, vines, and grasses are profiled in-depth, their inclusion based on decades of Hodgson's personal and professional experience. With informative special features, helpful at-a-glance tips, and lots of color photographs, Hodgson's enlightening guide is a ray of sunshine for shade gardeners. -"Carol Haggas""""Library Journal" - June 1""Shade-a welcome retreat for gardeners who want to escape the heat on a hot day or a curse for those who want to grow lots of colorful flowers? Hodgson (Perennials for Every Purpose) here discusses varying degrees of shade and their advantages and disadvantages, revealing that plenty of shade does not exclude one from having a lush and beautiful garden. For gardeners who want more shade, he offers detailed lists of the top shade trees and shrubs; the book's second half features nearly 300 shade-loving plants (perennials, annuals, climbing vines, and more), plus detailed information on growing, top performers and varieties, and problem solving. Design tips on how to combine colors and textures as well as a presentation of five garden plans in various themes (Japanese, Victorian, Native, Textured, and Annual) keep gardens lookingGardeners who weed, plant, and prune under the sun's beneficial rays may think they have it "made in the shade" when it comes to horticultural variety, but there's a downside to all that versatility, according to Hodgson. Those who garden, figuratively speaking, where the sun don't shine, have less weeds, watering, and other bothersome maintenance than their full-sun compatriots. Sharing his considerable expertise throughout this comprehensive guide, Hodgson entertainingly educates both novice and seasoned gardeners about the myriad merits of shade gardening. From cultural considerations to design decisions, Hodgson covers those relevant topics necessary to transform dark garden corners into radiant exhibitions of texture and color. Hundreds of popular and lesser-known perennials, annuals, bulbs, vines, and grasses are profiled in-depth, their inclusion based on decades of Hodgson's personal and professional experience. With informative special features, helpful at-a-glance tips, and lots of color photographs, Hodgson's enlightening guide is a ray of sunshine for shade gardeners.--Carol Haggas "Booklist "Shade-a welcome retreat for gardeners who want to escape the heat on a hot day or a curse for those who want to grow lots of colorful flowers? Hodgson (Perennials for Every Purpose) here discusses varying degrees of shade and their advantages and disadvantages, revealing that plenty of shade does not exclude one from having a lush and beautiful garden. For gardeners who want more shade, he offers detailed lists of the top shade trees and shrubs; the book's second half features nearly 300 shade-loving plants (perennials, annuals, climbing vines, and more), plus detailed information on growing, top performers and varieties, and problem solving. Design tips on how to combine colors and textures as well as a presentation of five garden plans in various themes (Japanese, Victorian, Native, Textured, and Annual) keep gardens looking bright and beautiful. Most helpful is Hodgson's chapter on how to cope with problems like root competition from trees, growing plants in dry or moist shade, and what to do when your neighbor or a storm knocks down the tree that is your shade source. Along with George Schenk's The Complete Shade Gardener, this is an excellent addition for public libraries.--Phillip Oliver, Univ. of North Alabama Lib., Florence "Library Journal "

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  • Larry Hodgson(Author)
  • Rodale Pr (30 Sept. 2005)
  • English
  • 2
  • Home & Garden

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  • By Bellb on 2 August 2010

    If you have a shady garden this is the book for you. The information is clear and easy to read with lots of plants suggested for a variety of shade levels. There is good information about planting under trees and some handy hints on how to establish new/young plants in these difficult areas. I would recommend this book to anyone who has struggled to establish a garden with a lot of shade this will transform the space.

  • By Sunnyside on 19 March 2010

    I borrowed this book from the local library. After reading it I was so impressed with the author's way of giving advice, it is very informative and even amusing at times. I just had to own it for the great help and information on the Shady areas of my garden. As a reference book it is going to be invaluable to me. More power to your elbow Larry.

  • By Guest on 5 December 2016

    Great helpful book


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