There is a romance and magic in a great shade garden that attracted award winning garden author Doug Green to his new gardens. There are significant differences in the soils for sun and shade plants and Doug explains both how to create the ultimate shade garden soil (used by plant experts and little known outside of a select group of plantsmen) and how to build good beds and get maximum flowering from your plants. There are several "tricks of the trade" for growing under large trees and Doug describes them; as well as telling you what you can grow under and what you can't. This is a 30-year specialist nurseryman sharing his specialist growing secrets you can apply in your home garden. The old nursery was a very sunny spot but this new garden is surrounded by mature trees, shading and providing protection from the sun. Doug has long admired the large number of shade plants available but he had to provide special shade greenhouses for growing the hundreds of plants in his old gardens. There are specific growing instructions in this ebook for 41 excellent backbone plants that could fill any shade garden with hundreds of varieties. Plus Doug gives you a master list of 314 different species of plants available for shade gardening (and there are hundreds if not thousands of varieties of some of the 314) This is an excellent starting point for tuning your shady backyard into a great garden.
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Published January 23, 2012
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