Hardcover: 142 pages
Publisher: Betterway Books (July 2004)
Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #2,183,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #81 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Shade #3530 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Technique
I've been gardening for a long time and recently joined the Hardy Plant Society and am a volunteer in their seed exchange. I'm an intermediate level gardener and I've got enough basic books on the subject. When I first got this book I was a little disappointed, it seemed like a slim volume and each chapter focused on only one flower, also they used different crops of the same photo/garden within a page or two of each other. Then I started reading it! The text of each article has the character of the gardener writing it. But what I really like are the sidebars with great tidbits on growing cyclamen from seed, sections on trilliums,epimediums and cypripedium (hardy lady slipper orchids), and phlox divaricata as well as other plants I want to learn about like mountain laurel, bloodroot, cimicifuga, japanese anemones for late summer, and more. The focus on propagating was just what I needed.
I used to wait for my copy of horticulture to arrive in the mail. This book was a huge disappointment because all the info could have been printed on one page and the photos were horrible quality. Not even passing this one on.
This book is excellent for gardeners from beginner to master gardener.A wealth of information that isn't found in many books such as this.Excellent. I definitely recommend this book if you have an abundanceof shade in your yard.
I was impressed with this book and how easyit made things out to be. I am looking forward to planting some of these great plants they mentioned.
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