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Gardening in the Shade:
A Guide to Selected Resources

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Chatto, Beth. Beth Chatto’s woodland garden: shade-loving plants for year-round interest. London, Cassell Illustrated, c2002. 224 p.
   SB434.7.C48 2002

Cramer, Harriet L. A garden in the shade. New York, Friedman/Fairfax Pub., c2000. 144 p.
   Bibliography: p. 142.
   SB434.7.C734 2000

Darke, Rick. The American woodland garden: capturing the spirit of the deciduous forest. Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2002. 377 p.
   Bibliography: p. 361-364.
   SB434.7.C734 2000SB439.6.D27 2002 <SciRR>

Druse, Kenneth. The natural shade garden. New York, Clarkson Potter, c1992. 280 p.
   Bibliography: p. 269.
   SB434.7.D78 1991

Fish, Margery. Gardening in the shade. Foreword by Graham Rice. Sterling, VA, Capital Books, 2000. 152 p.    Originally published London, Collingridge, 1964. With new foreword.
   SB434.7.F57 2000

Gillmore, Robert. The woodland garden. Dallas, TX, Taylor Pub. Co., c1996. 186 p.
   SB439.6.G54 1996

Hawthorne, Linden. Gardening in shade. New York, DK Pub., 1999. 72 p.
   SB434.7.H38 1999

Hodgson, Larry. Making the most of shade: how to plan, plant, and grow a fabulous garden that lights up the shadows. Emmaus, PA, Rodale, c2005. 407 p.
   Bibliography: p. 390-392.
   SB434.7.H64 2005 <SciRR>

Luebbermann, Mimi. Shade gardens. Minnetonka, MN, National Home Gardening Club, c1999. 170 p.
   Bibliography: p. 164.
   SB434.7.L84 1999

Schenk, George. The complete shade gardener. Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2002. 311 p.
   Originally published Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
   SB434.7.S33 2002

Sunset gardening with shade. Edited by Suzanne Normand Eyre. Menlo Park, CA, Sunset Pub. Corp., c1996. 112 p.
   SB434.7.S86 1996

Taylor’s guide to shade gardening. Edited by Frances Tenenbaum. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994. 501 p.
   SB434.7.T4 1994 <SciRR>

Walters, James E., and Balbir Backhaus. Shade and color with water-conserving plants. Portland, OR, Timber Press, c1992. 165 p.
   Bibliography: p. 141-142.
   SB439.8.W35 1992

Wiley, Keith. Shade: planting solutions for shady gardens. Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2006. 176 p.
   Not Yet in LC

Woodland gardens: shade gets chic. Edited by C. Colston Burrell. Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, c1995. 111 p. (21st-century gardening series, handbook no. 145)
   SB1.P6 1995



Subject Headings used by the Library of Congress, under which books and articles on fragrant gardens can often be located include:






Man leaning on a garden tool, surrounded by lush green plants.



Acton, Patricia. Grassy ornamentals for shady gardens. American gardener, v. 83, July/Aug. 2004: 30-35. SB1.N3

Armitage, Allan. A handsome perennial for partial shade. Fine gardening, no. 105, Oct. 2005: 14-15. WMLC 93/1412

Bush, Gene. Great groundcovers for shade. American gardener, v. 84, Sept./Oct. 2005: 18-23. SB1.N3

Cullina, William. Within the woodland: the art and science of growing wildflowers beneath the trees. Horticulture,
v. 99, Mar./Apr. 2002: 88-93. SB1.H86

Faustgen, Jim. Made in the shade. Northern gardener, v. 132, May 2004: 18. SB21.M6

Foggett, Clare. Light and shade. The Garden, v. 130, Dec. 2005: 894-897. SB4.R8

Taylor, Doris. Planting under a tree. Fine gardening, no. 105, Oct. 2005: 40-43. WMLC 93/1412



Fern Questions and Answers
The U.S. National Arboretum

Gardening in the Shade
North Carolina State University

Gardening in the Shade
Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A&M University

Gardening in the Shade
University of Minnesota Extension Service

Ground Covers for Shady Areas
Montgomery County, MD, Department of Environmental Protection

Growing Plants Beneath Evergreens
University of Manitoba, Department of Plant Science

Growing Plants in Shady Places
Miami-Dade County Extension Service

Herbaceous Ornamentals for Shade
Ohio State University Extension

Landscape Plants for Shady Areas
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Native Herbaceous Perennials for Shade in the Washington DC Area
Green Spring Park, Alexandria, VA

Native Shade Gardening Suggestions
Mark Johns, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Native Woodland Wildflowers for the Home Garden
Iowa State University

Suggested Plants for Shady Areas
Yuma County, Arizona Cooperative Extension

The Woodland Edge Garden
Plants for a Future

Compiled by Alison Kelly, April 2006

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