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New Shade Garden Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change

The New Shade Garden

Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change


Price: $45.00

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  • Publication Date: April 14, 2015
  • Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 10 78
  • ISBN: 9781617691041
  • Page Count: 256
  • Illustrations: 275 color photographs
  • Rights: World/All

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 offers 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.


“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

About the author

Ken Druse is the author of more than a dozen award-winning gardening books, including Natural Companions and Making More Plants. His work is also featured in the New York Times and Martha Stewart Living. He currently resides in New Jersey.