In The New Shade Garden, award-winning author Ken Druse presents a comprehensive guide to creating a shade garden with an emphasis on the adjustments necessary for our changing climate.
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. Druse offers advice on a wide variety of common problems facing today’s gardeners, including:
- Watering plants without stressing limited resources
- Designing your own garden
- Pruning trees
- Dealing with a troublesome deer situation
- Preparing soil for planting
- The vast array of flowers and greenery that grow best in the shade
- And more!
Druse writes in his introduction, “The garden of the future will be a shade garden. There are many reasons: fiscal, historical, environmental—and for the sake of our health and the planet’s.”
Discover what Druse has learned in his many years of gardening: Creating your own lush oasis is the best defense against our changing world. Filled with guidance, horticultural facts, and useful plant recommendations, this book is sure to become a resource you will refer to again and again.
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.
“Reading Druse is like talking to a generous old friend who knows exactly when you’re about to give up and comes to the rescue.” ―New York Times Book Review
“Druse argues that shade gardens will be the most comfortable, satisfying and sustainable option.” —Chicago Tribune
“Druse’s words, offered in the tone of a neighbor happy to advise, make this book worth more than mere coffee-table topping.”Publishers Weekly
“Reading Druse is like talking to a generous old friend who knows exactly when you’re about to give up and comes to the rescue.”New York Times Book Review