A garden in the sun-what could be more colorful and enjoyable! Design and plant your own unique sun garden of perennials with your choice of beautiful, multifaceted blooms. What will it be for you? Perhaps a sun-drenched English border, resplendent with soft, romantic pinks and blues. A wild prairie garden with tiny subtle flowering grasses. A cottage door yard, or a variegated tumble of flowers, shrubs, and vegetables in bold sweeps and clusters. Chapters cover the ground rules of perennials, with planting and maintenance tips for 75 dramatic plants and 96 flowering shrubs, arranged by their moisture and climate preferences. A photo gallery of will inspire you to make the most of any site of any shape or size.
Author: Barry Golson Publisher: Simon and Schuster ISBN: 1416594647 Size: 30.99 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi View: 6527
Barry Golson knows all about retiring abroad -- he and his wife, Thia, have lived in six different countries. Now they choose expatriate-friendly locales around the world for their low cost and their high quality of living and explain how to investigate and settle in each country with minimum hassle and maximum pleasure. Taking you step-by-step through the process of researching, testing, and finally living abroad, the Golsons' practical how-to guide covers all the major issues, including health care, finances, real estate, taxes, and immigration. Each location is profiled by an expatriate writer who has made that country his or her home and who knows how to answer all the questions about living richly and economically in some of the world's most beautiful places.
Where the garden light is low, that's where you can grow some of the most bewitching plants available. These flowers flourish in the shade, generating intricate, layered, and luxuriant tapestries of bloom for year-round beauty. From the most innovative gardeners working today come unique designing ideas, with tips on knockout combinations for places where the sun barely shines. Manipulate light levels to turn dense shade dappled for a more hospitable growing space. Experiment with new techniques for improving the poor soils often found in these spots. Dip into the richly illustrated encyclopedia of shade loving perennials for all conditions--dry, moist, and wet. Whether you choose exquisite deep purple Lenten Rose or pretty green-leaved Maryland Pinkroot, your garden will be made in the shade!