Excellent book, I second all the prior positive comments, and add that if you have one square yard of shade, this book is a must reference source. Iíve been developing my shade/naturalized yard for 3 years, the info provided by Larry Hodgson in each Plants Profile with its associated Growing Tips plus Problems And Solutions is an invaluable resource. Moreover, itís identified dozens of shade loving plants that arenít normally found in nursery catalogs. Thanks
This is the best book on shade gardening that I've come across. Hodgson gardens in zone 3 (albeit with snow cover), and so most of these plants can be grown in my zone 5 (no snow cover) garden. I love the fact that he offers alternatives and detailed descriptions. He discusses types of shade and different varieties of plants to grow...not just perennials, but annuals, bulbs, vines, etc.
A beautiful, user-friendly book
Very interesting; cover well the subject.
Second part of the book presents plants that can grow well in the shade with descriptions and also a more personnal commentary by the author under 'Larry's Garden Notes' wich is very interesting.