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Reviews of Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens Up the Shadows

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Author (1): Larry Hodgson

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: April 2005
Published by: Rodale Press
List price: $22.95
ISBN Number: 1579549667

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: September 2005
Published by: Rodale Press
List price: $22.95 US/$32.95 CA
ISBN Number: 1579549675



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Positive jgompper_41005 On Oct 28, 2010, jgompper_41005 wrote:

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

Positive helenwells On Dec 19, 2009, helenwells wrote:

A simply wonderful book.. I can't praise it enough; I have given many copies as gifts, and recommend it regularly to customers at the nursery where I work

Positive EugeniaBostwick On Dec 11, 2007, EugeniaBostwick wrote:

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

Positive birdiegirl On Jun 3, 2007, birdiegirl wrote:

An excellent resource book on the plants that thrive in the shade, their descriptions and care. Beautiful pictures. A pleasure to read.

Positive louisergo On May 17, 2005, louisergo wrote:

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.

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