Shade - Gardening Book
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Planting Solutions for Shady Gardens
by Keith Wiley
Full-color photographs and illustrations throughout
175 pages; 8.5 x 11; Hardcover
Shade is a reality in nearly every garden, and this guide will help any gardener, experienced or inexperienced, take full advantage of those sometimes tricky shady areas. After looking at shade in different situations in different sizes and types of gardens, in specific areas within the garden such as hedges and other barriers, and in vertical elements such as pergolas and arches the book then considers the characteristics of shade-loving plants, looking at brightly colored flowers as well as at plants with distinct types of foliage. Readers will also learn how to use plant companions to create striking designs in addition to the practicalities of preparing, planting, and maintaining a shade garden.
About the Author
Keith Wiley is a celebrated horticulturist and garden designer who made his name creating "audacious and dazzlingly innovative" planting schemes inspired by natural landscapes. Under his direction as head gardener, The Garden House at Buckland Monachorum in Devon, England, was the setting for what has been called "some of the most original gardening taking place in Britain." He is the author of the book On the Wild Side, as well as several articles for Gardens Illustrated and the Royal Horticultural Society's journal The Garden. He received a degree in horticulture with honors from London University and now works as a nurseryman and freelance horticultural consultant.