Glorious Shade: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden

Jenny Rose Carey (Author)

Product Details

Timber Press (OR)
Publish Date
April 19, 2017
8.7 X 0.7 X 10.4 inches | 2.3 pounds
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About the Author

Jenny Rose Carey is a renowned educator, historian, and author, and the senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown. She previously worked at Temple University for over a decade, first as an adjunct professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and then as director of the Ambler Arboretum. Jenny Rose has been lecturing nationally and internationally for many years. She is an avid, hands-on gardener who has gardened in both England and the United States. Her Victorian property, Northview, contains diverse garden spaces, including a shade garden, moss garden, and a stumpery. Jenny Rose and her gardens have been featured on the PBS series The Victory Garden, in the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Green Scene magazine, and the Pennsylvania Gardener.


"Great plant lists and design tips--Glorious Shade is full of helpful advice from a true gardener." --David Culp, author of The Layered Garden

"For anyone planning a shade garden, this book is a must. It will inspire you to start digging." --Holly Shimizu, former executive director, U.S. Botanic Garden

"Jenny Rose Carey simplifies the complexities of shade. This beautifully illustrated book glorifies the picturesqueness of green, while giving practical advice on bringing color to dark areas." --Bill Thomas, executive director of Chanticleer, author of The Art of Gardening

"Approachable, well-illustrated, thorough guide to shade planting. . . . especially recommended for collections lacking shade-gardening titles." --Booklist

"An excellent reference for gardeners working with shaded areas who are looking for inspiration." --NYBG's Plant Talk

"A practical guide to maintaining a shade garden with a useful calendar of seasonal tasks, plant directory and inspiring design ideas." --Gardens Illustrated

"As much as Glorious Shade strives to help the amateur gardener, the text is also a professional botanist's primer on how to talk about plants to a lay audience and have them listen." --Choice

"This handsome book enhances understanding of shadow play and guides readers through the process of making shady places sing." --Country Gardens

"A stand out. . . . can't think of a better volume of shade gardening that's as useful." --Garden Design Online

"Shade is glorious, and this book helps to make it possible for every garden and gardener." --The Reading Eagle

"Well researched and packed with valuable information. . . . this is a book that shows you that shade can indeed be glorious." --Three Dogs in a Garden

"Beautiful and instructional. . . . comprehensive. . . . one of the best." --The Recorder

"In every chapter, the author's voice comes through as passionate, enthusiastic and inspiring. It is as if Carey is speaking to the reader one-on-one." --Pocono Record

"Jenny Rose Carey's book is worth buying just for her excellent photographs of gardens, which offer details and inspiration for where shade-loving plants would be able to thrive. . . . Glorious Shade should galvanize you into identifying more places in your garden to grow a wider selection of these beautiful plants." --Alpine Garden Society Journal