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The Shady Lady’s Guide to Northeast Shade Gardening
Amy Ziffer

University Press of New England



Contents

PREFACE
• Why Buy This Book?
• Who Is This Book Written For?
• How Is This Book Organized?
• ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
• SHADE AND SHADE PLANTS
• Getting Specific about Shade
• About the Plants Recommended in this Book
• Some Plant Terms You Need to Know
• Surprising Shade Plant Facts
• SHADE GARDEN DESIGN
• Types of Shade Gardens
• Situating Your Garden
• Selecting Plants
• Backbone Plants . . . and Everything Else
• Plants for Both Shade and Sun
• Using Colorful Foliage in the Shade
• Arranging Plants
• Using Bulbs and Spring Ephemerals
• Shrubs
• Shrubs for Moderate Shade
• Shrubs for Light Shade
• Other Possibilities
• Vines
• Moss
• MAINTENANCE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING DILIGENT
• DEER
• Products Applied to Plants and Gardens
• Fencing and More
• MANAGING SHADY AREAS
• SOIL BASICS
• Improving Your Soil
• pH
• MULCH
• FERTILIZATION
• PLANT GALLERY
• PLANTS FOR DEEPER SHADE
• Backbone Plants
• Accent Plants
• Spring Ephemerals
• Bulbs
• Ferns for Border Use
• Ferns Best for Naturalizing
• PLANTS FOR LIGHT SHADE
• Backbone Plants
• Accent Plants
• Spring Ephemerals
• Bulbs
• PLANTS FOR SPECIAL SITUATIONS
• Naturalizing
• Shady Rock Gardens
• Cool, Moist, but Well-Drained Spots
• RESOURCES
• Plants Native to Eastern North America
• Plants by USDA Zone
• Plants That Grow Well in Both Shade and Sun
• Plants for Moist Areas
• Plants for Rock Gardens
• Plants Suitable for Use as Groundcovers
• For More Information
• INDEX

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