- Title: Glorious Shade: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden
- Price: $24.95
- Publisher: Timber Press
- 324 pages
- ISBN 13: 978-1604696813
“A practical guide to maintaining a shade garden with a useful calendar of seasonal tasks, plant directory and inspiring design ideas.”Gardens Illustrated
Turn a shady yard into a sumptuous garden.
Shade is one of the most common garden situations homeowner’s have, but with the right plant knowledge, you can triumph over challenging areas and learn to embrace shade as an opportunity instead of an obstacle.
Glorious Shade celebrates the benefits of shade and shows you how to make the most of it. This information-rich, hardworking guide is packed with everything you need to successfully garden in the shadiest corners of a yard. You’ll learn how to determine what type of shade you have and how to choose the right plants for the space.
The book also shares the techniques, design and maintenance tips that are key to growing a successful shade garden. Stunning color photographs offer design inspiration and reveal the beauty of shade-loving plants.
- Title: The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Guide: How to Combine Shape, Color, and Texture to Create the Garden of Your Dreams
- Format: Paperback
- Price: $29.95
- Publisher: Timber Press
- Pages: 364
- ISBN 13: 978-1643260389
“I had always wanted to create a moon garden and now I have wonderful nights in my backyard!”Stephanie Monty
The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Guide gives home gardeners the confidence they need to create the flower-filled garden of their dreams.
Jenny Rose Carey proposes a holistic approach to flower gardening with a refreshing twist. Instead of concentrating primarily on color, it brings flower shape and texture to the fore, helping homeowners make plant choices that come together in an aesthetically pleasing way.
The featured plants include both perennials and annuals, and all have been chosen for their ease of care, attractiveness to pollinators, and environmental friendliness. Carey also shares information on planning for year-round color and design strategies for a range of spaces.
‘‘Your flower garden is your creation. It should be packed with the flowers that you love to interact with, look after, cut for your house, and photograph. When we start gardening, we often assemble a random assortment of flowers that appeal to us. This unplanned collection of plants can be made into a beautiful looking flower bed if you understand how to coordinate them’
‘One of the greatest pleasures of gardening in a temperate climate is that your garden is not static. It changes day to day and week to week. Flowers emerge and fade during the gardening year, producing an ever-changing progression of garden pictures. You will never be bored with your garden because it will never be the same, even this time next year’
‘‘Developing a flower garden requires a combination of learned knowledge, practical experience, and some creative flair. The beginning of your flower garden love affair starts with the initial plant selection, sowing seeds, nurturing seedlings, preparing the planting area, and then creating a pleasing overall picture. Your relationship with your garden then continues and changes over time as you learn more about how to make your plants grow well, what flowers you really love, and which ones go well together’
What’s On The Back?
- “Full of practical insights, ideas, and inspiration to help you grow the flower-packed garden of your dreams.” GREG LOADES, author of The Modern Cottage Garden
- “A Master class on flower gardening. It is like my favorite cookbooks: chatty, inspiring, informative, and packed with luscious, mouth-watering photographs.” MARTA MCDOWELL, author of Unearthing the Secret Garden
- “Whether your garden is sunny or shady, wet or dry, this will inspire you to get planting.” R. WILLIAM THOMAS, executive director of Chanticleer Garden
- “Whatever your skill level this book offers new learning and delight.” MATT RADER, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Reviews For Glorious Shade
“…this book offers new learning and delight.“
“Whatever your skill level this book offers new learning and delight.”MATT RADER, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
“…this will inspire you to get planting.“
“Whether your garden is sunny or shady, wet or dry, this will inspire you to get planting.”R. WILLIAM THOMAS, executive director of Chanticleer Garden
“…A Master class on flower gardening.“
“A Master class on flower gardening. It is like my favorite cookbooks: chatty, inspiring, informative, and packed with luscious, mouth-watering photographs.”MARTA MCDOWELL, author of Unearthing the Secret Garden
“…Full of practical insights“
“Full of practical insights, ideas, and inspiration to help you grow the flower-packed garden of your dreams.”GREG LOADES, author of The Modern Cottage Garden
“…beautifully illustrated book“
“Jenny Rose Carey simplifies the complexities of shade. This beautifully illustrated book glorifies the picturesqueness of green while giving practical advice on bringing color to dark areas.”—Bill Thomas, executive director of Chanticleer, author of The Art of Gardening
“…feels like you are learning all about shade gardening from your favorite, chatty neighbor.“
“The book feels like you are learning all about shade gardening from your favorite, chatty neighbor. It covers a lot of ground, from the usual seasonal interest, plant selection and design perspective. But it also covers types of shade, seasonal shade shifts, soil improvement, what to plant when there’s root competition, maintenance, pests and diseases, deer resistance and more.”—The Oregonian
“…this book is a must“
“For anyone planning a shade garden, this book is a must. It will inspire you to start digging.”—Holly Shimizu, former executive director, U.S. Botanic Garden