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Woodland plants add magic to any garden, with lush carpets of color, foliage at the middle level, and majestic height. Contrary to myth, large spaces and special soil are not required. Drawing on her own experience running a thriving woodland nursery, the author provides seasoned advice on the unique challenges of woodland gardening, including managing light levels, choosing the right plant for the right place, and achieving the well-balanced soil structure that is often key to growing a variety of woodland plants. Extensive planting suggestions will endow gardeners at all levels of experience with the confidence to experiment, and the extensive plant directory will inspire all gardeners to bring woodland plants into the garden for year-round pleasure. Woodland plants add magic to any garden, with lush carpets of color, foliage at the middle level, and majestic height. Contrary to myth, large spaces and special soil are not required. Drawing on her own experience running a thriving woodland nursery, the author provides seasoned advice on the unique challenges of woodland gardening, including managing light levels, choosing the right plant for the right place, and achieving the well-balanced soil structure that is often key to growing a variety of woodland plants. Extensive planting suggestions will endow gardeners at all levels of experience with the confidence to experiment, and the extensive plant directory will inspire all gardeners to bring woodland plants into the garden for year-round pleasure.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press; illustrated edition edition (15 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881928216
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881928211
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 3.1 x 27.1 cm

Review

A comprehensive guide to over 2000 woodland plants to add magic to any garden - with lush carpets of colour, foliage at the middle level and majestic height. The author shows how any garden can grow a diverse range of these plants. --RHS Wisley Bookshop

Junker can take the gardener from concept to completion for shaded gardens of any size for all-season interest and pleasure. The book presents some of the latest woodland garden cultivars and offers detailed cultural tips that come from the author's more than 20 years of experience. --Lynette Walther, Camden Herald

About the Author

Karan Junker has been growing and propagating woodland plants for more than twenty years. With her husband, she owns and runs Junker's Nursery in Somerset, England, specializing in lesser-known trees and shrubs, many of which adapt well to woodland cultivation. Her articles have appeared in Gardens Illustrated and The Garden, among other leading magazines and newspapers.

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