Making the Most of Shade

Posted by 30.03. 2007 11:12:11 (12619 readers)

Making the Most of Shade

A gorgeous celebration of the shade garden-featuring nearly 300 perennials, annuals, bulbs, ferns, ornamental grasses, and climbing plants that will thrive without direct sunlight. A shaded garden can be a soothing sanctuary that even the most dedicated sun worshipper can welcome on a hot summer day. But how do you get plants to grow in a spot where trees and shrubs hide the sun? In this stunning volume, garden expert Larry Hodgson shows how to create a lush and lovely garden filled with plants that will flourish in the shade. "I can think of no better book than Making the Most of Shade by Larry Hodgson.

ne the stars of the gardening scene in Quebec, Hodgson has been a popular freelance garden writer for years. His book features more than 200 top-performance shade plants and gives very practical growing tips as well as Hodgson's personal observations of each plant. -- The Vancouver Sun Hodgsons new book Making the Most of Shade is a fine example of good research coupled with lots of hands-on experienceit is a wonderful book. -- The Gazette Books such as this should be required reading before hitting the garden stores. -- The Province "Not only does this guidebook tell you how to grow in the shade, it profiles the plants you'll need, when to plant them, bloom colour, bloom duration, height and soil preference. It can also turn any amateur into an old pro with plant pronunciations (quick, how do you say euonymus? -- yew-ON-i-mus)." -- Ottawa Citizen Hodgsons book is indeed a wondrous guide to designing and maintaining a shade garden, with suggestions on what to plant if a shady nook is what you desire. -- Toronto Sun
Author: Larry Hodgson,
Publisher: Rodale Books 2005-04-16
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