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Southern Shade: A Plant Selection Guide
by Jo Kellum
Figuring out what to grow in the shade is challenge enough. Throw in factors that affect southern gardeners, and the topic becomes as thorny as wild blackberry. Shade varies at different times of day, and gardeners need to take this into account. Shade changes from season to season, too, even within the same yard. In "Southern Shade: A Plant Selection Guide," landscape exp ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by University Press of Mississippi
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This is probably one of the best shade plant books I have seen for the southern gardener. The plants selected aren't just hostas and ferns (though they do make an appearance) and it includes an array of flowering shade plants. Not only is the selection great, but the information about each plant is very thorough and has advice specific to each zone in the south.
Southern Shade: A Plant Selection Guide by Jo Kellum (University Press of Mississippi 2008) (635.9543). There are a treasured few shade plants known to every gardener, but this book presents the best shade plants outside the realm of the azalea and live oak. My rating: 7/10, finished 2009.