New Shade Garden

Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change

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Author: Ken Druse

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613126042

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 1680

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 offers advice for common problems facing today'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.

Making the Most of Shade

How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens Up the Shadows

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Author: Larry Hodgson

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579549664

Category: Gardening

Page: 407

View: 7948

Celebrate shade! That's author Larry Hodgson's call to gardeners everywhere, no matter if you have a small shady corner or an entire landscape overshadowed by trees. His hands-on "been there, done that" advice will help you tackle planning, planting, and problem-solving, as well as create color, texture, and light-filled areas in the shade. He also shares more than 200 outstanding plants - perennials, annuals, bulbs, ferns, ornamental grasses, and climbing plants - that you can use to create a beautiful garden that will flourish under shady conditions. In fact, after reading Making the Most of Shade, even the gardener with the sunniest yard will want to create a shady nook!--COVER.

Planting the Dry Shade Garden

The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden

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Author: Graham Rice

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693282

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 1467

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.

Natural Companions

The Garden Lover’s Guide to Plant Combinations

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Author: Ken Druse

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 161312337X

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 7814

In Natural Companions, acclaimed garden writer Ken Druse presents recipes for perfect plant pairings using diverse species that look great together and bloom at the same time. Organized by theme within seasons, topics include color, fragrance, foliage, grasses, edible flowers and much more, all presented in photographs of gardens that show planted combinations from a wide variety of climates and conditions. Natural Companions also features more than one hundred special botanical images of amazing depth and color created in collaboration with artist Ellen Hoverkamp using modern digital technology. Filled with an incredible amount of horticultural guidance, useful plant recommendations, and gardening lore—all written in Druse’s charming, witty style—this book is a must-have for gardeners and lovers of plants and flowers. Praise for Natural Companions: “Druse and Hoverkamp have made a splendid book that will be useful to careful gardeners and armchair botanists alike.” —American Scientist "Provides seasonal tips on planting flowers that bloom (and look lovely) together. Whether or not you have a patch of dirt, you'll dig the book's stunning, hyper-detailed photography." —Wall Street Journal “An engaging blend of humor (the punning titles are rib-ticklers), garden history, botanical knowledge, and practical advice . . ." —Organic Gardening "Foodies have bread and chocolate. Romantics have Rogers and Astaire. Now, in Natural Companions, garden expert Ken Druse presents the perfect partners of the plant world…" —New York Spaces

Making More Plants

The Science, Art, and Joy of Propagation

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Author: Ken Druse

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123450

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 1294

For people who love gardens, propagation—the practice of growing whatever you want, whenever you want—is gardening itself. In this paperback reissue of the successful book Making More Plants, Druse, one of America’s foremost gardening authorities, presents innovative, practical techniques for expanding any plant collection, along with more than 500 photographs. Based on years of personal research, this is a practical manual as well as a beautiful garden book, presenting procedures Ken Druse has tested and adapted, as well as photographed step by step.

Designing and Planting a Woodland Garden

Plants and Combinations that Thrive in the Shade

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Author: Keith Wiley

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604696672

Category: Gardening

Page: 228

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From the creator of "one of the most exciting and innovative gardens in Britain today" With their moss-covered stones, towering trees, and pockets of quiet shade, woodlands have a romantic power unlike anything else. Whether your garden is currently open and sunny, or on the small side, you can capture that sylvan atmosphere with carefully chosen trees and shade-loving plants. In Designing and Planting the Woodland Garden, Keith Wiley explains how to combine plants in natural, self-supporting colonies. His hand-picked selection of unexpected collectables—shrubs, perennials, bulbs, ferns, and grasses—mingle with garden favorites to create fabulous effects in all seasons.

The Complete Shade Gardener

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Author: George Schenk

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881925340

Category: Gardening

Page: 311

View: 3632

Even if you have shied away from shade plants in the past, you will find this an inspiring guide—from the basics to the creation of a shady retreat.

Glorious Shade

Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden

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Author: Jenny Rose Carey

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604698063

Category: Gardening

Page: 324

View: 570

Turn a shady yard into a sumptuous garden Shade is one of the most common garden situations homeowner’s have, but with the right plant knowledge, you can triumph over challenging areas and learn to embrace shade as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. Glorious Shade celebrates the benefits of shade and shows you how to make the most of it. This information-rich, hardworking guide is packed with everything you need to successfully garden in the shadiest corners of a yard. You'll learn how to determine what type of shade you have and how to choose the right plants for the space. The book also shares the techniques, design and maintenance tips that are key to growing a successful shade garden. Stunning color photographs offer design inspiration and reveal the beauty of shade-loving plants.

Shade Gardening

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Author: A. Cort Sinnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780897212885

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 8487

Millions of people with shady areas in their gardens think of them as problems. But shade gardens can be beautiful, unique assets for the yard. This book shows how to work with shade to create terrific landscaping opportunities. Design guidelines help with planning the most attractive gardens, bringing dark areas to life with vibrant colours and varied textures.

Heaven Is a Garden

Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection

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Author: Jan Johnsen

Publisher: St Lynns Press

ISBN: 9780985562298

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 8599

Why do some gardens make us feel so wonderful, relaxed and refreshed? Using ideas based on ancient and modern practices, this book shows how you can uplift yourself and others in a serene setting designed for "unplugging" and relaxing. Whether you are intending to create a lovely garden or just thinking about a future outdoor haven, Heaven is a Garden will help you see your backyard in a whole new light and reawaken an awareness of the wonders of Nature. "Simplicity, Sanctuary and Delight" is the guideline that noted landscape designer Jan Johnsen recommends in this elegantly written book. She draws on her 40 years in the profession and offers stunning visuals and specific ways to make a garden look glorious and feel harmonious at the same time. She reveals how to highlight a power spot, explores the lure of the sheltered corner, explains why a gate facing East is considered auspicious and suggests which trees you can use to impart a special atmosphere. Gardeners will also enjoy the chapters on the mysteries of color, a rock's resonance and the magic of water. All in all, this gem of a book is a thoroughly enjoyable guide that you will refer to over and over. Jan Johnsen writes the popular 'Serenity in the Garden' blog and Facebook page. Her firm's website is www.johnsenlandscapes.com www.serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com

The Natural Garden

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Author: Kenneth Druse

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 296

View: 8918

Shows how to design, plant and maintain a natural garden, lists hundreds of plants and their characteristics, and includes photographs of natural gardens throughout the United States

Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden

Shade-loving Plants for Year-round Interest

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Author: Beth Chatto,Erica Hunningher,Steven Wooster

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 9781844033720

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 4251

Now in paperback, Beth Chatto takes us on a tour of her woodland garden, revealing a triumph of planting in dry shade. For gardeners who yearn for beauty in north-facing borders and in beds beneath shrubs and trees, this book offers a wealth of practical inspiration and a palette of over 500 plants adapted by nature to flourish in shade. Beth Chatto has an unrivalled knowledge of plants, combined with an artist's eye for colour, form and shape, and for over 40 years has led the way in showing gardeners that so-called problem areas should be seen as advantages. In this book she describes the transformation of a derelict site into a woodland garden full of life and vigour in every season where plants carpet the floor beneath green-lichened tree trunks and groups of shrubs create backgrounds for herbaceous plants and bulbs. Written in her engagingly personal style, and illustrated throughout with Steven Wooster's superb photographs, Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden shows how the 'trial' of planting in shade can be an opportunity that every gardener will want to emulate.

The Gardener's Garden

Midi Format

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Author: Toby Musgrave,Ruth Chivers

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714874159

Category: Gardening

Page: 472

View: 4747

The inspirational resource for garden designers and garden-lovers - now available in a compelling compact format. The ultimate garden book - both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting. Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and covering all key types and styles of garden, this well-illustrated compendium combines images, text, key information and captions for each of the featured gardens, appealing to both amateur and professional gardeners, as well as garden designers.

Planting in a Post-Wild World

Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

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Author: Thomas Rainer,Claudia West

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697202

Category: Gardening

Page: 316

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“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reflective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.

Paradise Lot

Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City

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Author: Eric Toensmeier,Jonathan Bates

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584005

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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When Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates moved into a duplex in a run-down part of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the tenth-of-an-acre lot was barren ground and bad soil, peppered with broken pieces of concrete, asphalt, and brick. The two friends got to work designing what would become not just another urban farm, but a "permaculture paradise" replete with perennial broccoli, paw paws, bananas, and moringa—all told, more than two hundred low-maintenance edible plants in an innovative food forest on a small city lot. The garden—intended to function like a natural ecosystem with the plants themselves providing most of the garden's needs for fertility, pest control, and weed suppression—also features an edible water garden, a year-round unheated greenhouse, tropical crops, urban poultry, and even silkworms. In telling the story of Paradise Lot, Toensmeier explains the principles and practices of permaculture, the choice of exotic and unusual food plants, the techniques of design and cultivation, and, of course, the adventures, mistakes, and do-overs in the process. Packed full of detailed, useful information about designing a highly productive permaculture garden, Paradise Lot is also a funny and charming story of two single guys, both plant nerds, with a wild plan: to realize the garden of their dreams and meet women to share it with. Amazingly, on both counts, they succeed.

The Humane Gardener

Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

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Author: Nancy Lawson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896175

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 9716

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.

The Less Is More Garden

Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard

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Author: Susan Morrison

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697911

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 8354

“Gives homeowners solid ideas to help transform small gardens into a personalized, thoughtful, and unique destinations.” —Gardenista When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A smaller space requires fewer plants and less time to design, install, and maintain. The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer Susan Morrison offers savvy tips to match your landscape to your lifestyle, draws on years of experience to recommend smart plants with seasonal interest, and suggests hardscape materials to personalize your space. Inspiring photographs highlight a variety of inspiring small-space designs from around the country. With The Less Is More Garden, you’ll see how limited space can mean unlimited opportunities for gorgeous garden design.

The Natural Habitat Garden

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881926323

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 5258

Now in paperback, this classic by an expert gardener and photographer shows how to create a beautiful garden using native plants.

The Art of Gardening

Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer

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Author: R. William Thomas

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697210

Category: Gardening

Page: 340

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“Delightful!” —The New York Times Book Review Discover a world of beauty and creativity! Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. It is a place of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home. And now those lessons are available for everyone in this stunning book! You’ll learn techniques specific to different conditions and plant palettes; how to use hardscape materials in a fresh way; and how to achieve the perfect union between plant and site. And Rob Cardillo’s exquisite photographs of exciting combinations will be sure to stimulate your own creativity. Whether you’re already under Chanticleer’s spell or have yet to visit, The Art of Gardening will enable you to bring the special magic that pervades this most artful of gardens into your own home landscape.