Once in a while we see a shady nook filled with bloom, carpeted with soft green, and, to the average gardener, who has struggled with the same conditions and dreams, it seems that a miracle has been performed. Mrs. Morse struggled, too, but her persistance reaped a rich reward. She had sense enough to realize others, given the knowledge she had acquired, might share her pleasure and success. Such generosity is part of gardening, -- sharing knowledge, ideas, seeds and seedlings, cuttings and bulbs makes for the fun and spirit of the game. Here is a wealth of practical information so carefully presented that a rank amateur could easily digest it and have a lovely garden as a result. Many professionals will welcome Mrs. Morse's book, however, for shade is no respecter of persons and few gardeners have ever made so complete and intelligent a study. There is a shade table, information on soils and their conditioning, instructions for planting and keeping a shady garden through various types of gardens. Nothing daunted, gardens range from wild woodland paths and stream banks to formal gardens planned, terraces, white gardens, steps, water gardens. Not even city dwellers' back yards and window boxes are forgotten. In part two, over 500 plants suited to various types of gardens and degrees of shade are listed in the Who's Who in the shade. A unique and valuable contribution to the garden world. A staple ""must"" for your garden shelf.