Best Rock Garden Plants

Best Rock Garden Plants

by Stefan Buczacki, S. T. Buczacki
     
 
Rock garden plants, or alpines, need special attention to flourish away from their craggy, high-altitude homes, but their rewards can be enormous. Simplify the process and promote the cultivation of these most beautiful, but exacting, natural wonders with this comprehensive guide. All gardeners will benefit from the detailed advice on the ways in which rock garden

Overview

Rock garden plants, or alpines, need special attention to flourish away from their craggy, high-altitude homes, but their rewards can be enormous. Simplify the process and promote the cultivation of these most beautiful, but exacting, natural wonders with this comprehensive guide. All gardeners will benefit from the detailed advice on the ways in which rock garden plants can be grown, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and year-round care. Following a host of general information on building a rock garden or alpine meadow; feeding, watering, protecting, weeding, and propagating plants; and identification, prevention, and treatment of common pests and diseases, comes the plant directory: 118 of the very best rock garden plants, chosen in large part for being the least exacting in their requirements. Specific notes on each plant's origin, habits, preferred growing conditions, propagation, flowering season, and potential problems will help produce a bounty of these demanding beauties in your own garden. 7 1/2 X 9 1/4. 96 Color Pages

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780600600442
Publisher:
Octopus Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.53(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.27(d)

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