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Print Length: 115 pages
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Publication Date: January 23, 2012
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Best Sellers Rank: #475,520 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Horticulture > Shade #30 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Shade #119 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Horticulture > Landscape
Love this book! Always had trouble with anything I put under my big oaks. Now I know what I can plant there and how to keep it alive. Lots of photos so you can see how unfamiliar plants will look and plenty of information on each plant. Wonderful for gardeners of any amount of experience.
My back yard is mostly shade and things there die on a regular basis, gasping for the sun. This book was most informative on how to amend your soil and then what to plant for the maximum positive results.
This is a concise and clear description of building a shade garden from the base of a tree (or other shade producer) to the top of the planted perennials.It is easy to understand as well as punctuated with Doug Green's gardening humour that make it fun to read. It makes use of the lasagna or sheet composting (layering) system of garden construction.It's good reading material as well as excellent reference for gardening and selecting plants for shade.Thanks Doug!
I love Doug Green's website and the information he provides when you follow him on FaceBook. His ebooks (this one included!) are easy to read and full of helpful information. If you love gardening, whether you're a novice or been doing it a while, you'll find something useful in Doug's book. Nice list of plants and some plusses and minuses in this book.
This is a nice little book. I'm having better success gardening beneath our gigantic oaks, since incorporating some of these concepts, especially the techniques in building up the soil! Makes a difference!
A quick read, entertaining and packed with info to create a great shade garden. I cannot wait till the fall (just kidding...i can wait!) to create a couple shade beds for 2013 planting. Actually I'm going to create a sun bed like this for my 2013 veggie garden also. Very helpful to me. Thanks Doug.
If growing flowers under trees is a problem for you as it is for me, this book is excellent. It gives blow by blow directions for discouraging the competition of the tree roots for water and nutrients, preparing the flower bed and gives a long list of shade loving plants. Mr. Green also give a short description of the plants he lists and their special needs with pictures giving you the opportunity to choose best plants for your particular area. It is one of the best garden books I have ever read.
I like his suggestion on building the soil but it would have been nice to get some recommendations on garden design. I find myself often buying one of each which does not create a very attractive garden
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