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The New Shade Garden : Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change
by Ken Druse


Overview - There is a new generation of gardeners who are planting gardens not only for their visual beauty but also for their ability to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In The New Shade Garden , Ken Druse provides this generation with a comprehensive guide to creating a shade garden with an emphasis on the adjustments necessary for our changing climate.  Read more...

 
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Overview
There is a new generation of gardeners who are planting gardens not only for their visual beauty but also for their ability to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In The New Shade Garden, Ken Druse provides this generation with a comprehensive guide to creating a shade garden with an emphasis on the adjustments necessary for our changing climate. Druse o ffers advice for common problems facing today's gardeners, from addressing the deer situation to watering plants without stressing limited resources. Detailing all aspects of the gardening process, the book covers basic topics such as designing your own garden, pruning trees, preparing soil for planting, and the vast array of flowers and greenery that grow best in the shade. Perfect for new and seasoned gardeners alike, this wide-ranging encyclopedic manual provides all the information you need to start or improve upon your own shade garden.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781617691041
  • ISBN-10: 1617691046
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

The 400 pictures, starting with bedewed sensitive ferns gracing the cover and helleborus and brunnera inside, give plenty of reasons to include Druse’s latest work in all gardeners’ libraries. But Druse’s words, offered in the tone of a neighbor happy to advise, make this book worth more than mere coffee-table topping. Having written The Natural Shade Garden two decades ago, Druse (Making More Plants) now extends those ideas to encourage gardeners to deal with the changing climate by attending to the low-stress benefits of life in the shade, including less demand for water and the advantage of lower temperatures. “Shade is looking good to 21st-century gardeners,” he writes. Druse addresses topics such as sustainability after he offers common sense on degrees of shade (light to medium shade, filtered light etc.), plants with a purpose, paths into the woods, water gardens, and gardeners’ ethics. He divulges secrets from experience; for example, his toilet tank helped rehydrate seeds. Even in cutlines, his delight in gardening percolates: for example, he notes attentively that prairie dropseed smells like popcorn. Druse sells shade masterfully. (Apr.)

 
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