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Glorious Shade

Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden

By Jenny Rose Carey

“A practical guide to maintaining a shade garden with a useful calendar of seasonal tasks, plant directory and inspiring design ideas.” —Gardens Illustrated
Shade is one of the most common garden concerns homeowner’s have, but with the right plant knowledge, you can learn to embrace shade as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. In Glorious Shade, Jenny Rose Carey 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 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. 

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“Great plant lists and design tips—Glorious Shade is full of helpful advice from a true gardener.” —David Culp, author of The Layered Garden
“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
“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

“Approachable, well-illustrated, thorough guide to shade planting. . . . especially recommended for collections lacking shade-gardening titles.” —Booklist

“An excellent reference for gardeners working with shaded areas who are looking for inspiration.” —NYBG’s Plant Talk

“A practical guide to maintaining a shade garden with a useful calendar of seasonal tasks, plant directory and inspiring design ideas.” —Gardens Illustrated

“As much as Glorious Shade strives to help the amateur gardener, the text is also a professional botanist's primer on how to talk about plants to a lay audience and have them listen.” —Choice

“This handsome book enhances understanding of shadow play and guides readers through the process of making shady places sing.” —Country Gardens

“A stand out. . . . can’t think of a better volume of shade gardening that’s as useful.” —Garden Design Online

“Shade is glorious, and this book helps to make it possible for every garden and gardener.” —The Reading Eagle

“Well researched and packed with valuable information. . . . this is a book that shows you that shade can indeed be glorious.” —Three Dogs in a Garden

“Beautiful and instructional. . . . comprehensive. . . . one of the best.” —The Recorder

“In every chapter, the author’s voice comes through as passionate, enthusiastic and inspiring. It is as if Carey is speaking to the reader one-on-one.” —Pocono Record

“Jenny Rose Carey’s book is worth buying just for her excellent photographs of gardens, which offer details and inspiration for where shade-loving plants would be able to thrive. . . . Glorious Shade should galvanize you into identifying more places in your garden to grow a wider selection of these beautiful plants.” —Alpine Garden Society Journal
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April 19, 2017