by Larry Hodgson
Most gardeners deal with shady spots either by filling them with shrubs or simply ignoring them. This book provides inspiration for bringing color and texture to the darker sections of your garden, starting with the advantages of shade, along with techniques and design ideas. The second part of the book details well over 200 plants that are ideal for shady areas.
For each plant it lists common details such as hardiness zone and bloom color, and fully describes growing tips, problem solving, best species for each genus and the author's own interesting notes. Hundreds of color photos throughout.
Softcover, 7-1/2" x 9", 408 pages, 2005.