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Title:
A garden in the shade
Author:
Cramer, Harriet L.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Friedman/Fairfax Publishers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781567999631
Format :
Book

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Gardeners -- learn the subtle pleasures of working with the shade. More than 100 full-color photographs and a lively, authoritative discussion introduce the nature of shade, how it changes over time, and the differences between partial, light, full, and dense shade. Make the most of any shady site with clever design tactics, information on choosing and growing healthy shade plants, and portrait after portrait of specimens to create luxuriant plantings in less than sunny areas.


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Cramer explains the soil, water, air, fertilizing, and mulching requirements needed for a successful shade garden and explores design tactics that make the most of a shady garden site. She discusses the importance of light and shadow, color, texture, form, and layering. The bulk of the book is a compilation of shade-tolerant plants: small trees, evergreen trees, deciduous and evergreen shrubs, perennials, annuals, ornamental grasses, ferns, and bulbs. Each plant's shade tolerance or preference or both is given, along with its size, aesthetic value, cultural needs, landscape uses, insects and diseases, and cultivars. Each has a color photograph. A final chapter contains a brief text and photographs of a variety of gardens--from a planting in and around a rock wall to a spring garden on the edge of a woods. --George Cohen