The Rock Garden Plant Primer: Easy, Small Plants for Containers, Patios, and the Open Garden
Enthusiasts with sunny gardens should find endless inspiration among the myriad gem-like specimens that Grey-Wilson introduces.
It's not necessary to have a traditional rock garden to enjoy rock garden plants. In fact, these colorful, small plants are perfect for the pots, containers, window boxes, and raised beds that are the mainstays of modern gardens.
World-renowned botanist Christopher Grey-Wilson recommends easy-to-grow plants for a variety of garden situations including shade, mixed borders, and patios. Introductory chapters explain how to grow and care for these gardener-friendly plants that are cold-hardy and adaptable. Detailed plant descriptions are based on his personal experience of seeing the plants in the wild and growing them in the garden. Includes excellent photographs to aid in selection and identification.
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 232 pp.
- Book dimensions: 7⅝ x 9¼ in. (235 x 195 mm.)
- Images: 310 color photos
- ISBN-10: 088192928X
- ISBN-13: 9780881929287
- Product code: 682928
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"An interesting and informative book that would encourage anyone to grow more rock garden plants in their garden."
—Matthew Biggs, Gardens Illustrated
"Assures gardeners that rock gardens do not require boulders or plants that only come from alpine areas."
—SciTech Book News
"Enthusiasts with sunny gardens should find endless inspiration among the myriad gem-like specimens that Grey-Wilson introduces, and woodland gardeners will also find new treasures."
—Alice Joyce, Booklist