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Planting the Dry Shade Garden


Graham Rice

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Planting the Dry Shade Garden


Dry shade is that space under a tree, deck, or overhang where nothing grows. There's no sunshine, and no moisture. It's a space that strikes fear in the heart of the most intrepid gardener. Fortunately, by choosing the right plants, it's possible to turn that dead space into a lush landscape.

Planting the Dry Shade Garden features more than 130 plants that are best able to cope with reduced light and moisture levels. Plants include the bright red flowers of Heuchera 'Firefly', the silver foliage of Pulmonaria 'Moonshine', and the large oval leaves of Hosta 'Regal Splendor' — an entire palette to help transform challenging spaces into rich, rewarding gardens.

In addition to the plant profiles, the text also shows gardeners how to prune selectively, how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention, and how to transform challenging spaces.

Format: Paperback Pages: 192 pp. Book dimensions: 7½ x 9 in. (230 x 190 mm.) Images: 125 color photos ISBN-10: 1604691875 ISBN-13: 9781604691870  

 About the Author:

Graham Rice trained in horticulture at the prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. A noted journalist, Graham has covered gardening for many major newspapers and magazines, including Horticulture and Garden Design. The author of more than 20 books, including The Sweet Pea Book and the Encyclopedia of Perennials (AHS), he has the rare distinction of winning garden writing awards from both the Garden Writers Association of America and the Garden Media Guild of the U.K.


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