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Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style

By Joseph Tychonievich

A thoughtful new look at inspirational rock gardens. There are sound, practical ideas and instructions to enable you to build your own rock garden.

Rod Leeds, Alpine Garden Society and Royal Horticultural Society

Rock gardening—the art of growing alpines and other miniature plants in the company of rocks in order to recreate the look of a rugged mountaintop—has been surging in popularity. Time and space constraints, chronic drought in the American West, and a trend toward architectural plants are just a few of the reasons for the increased interest. Rock Gardening brings this traditional style to a new generation of gardeners. It includes a survey of gorgeous rock gardens from around the world, the techniques and methods specific to creating and maintaining a rock garden, and profiles of the top 50 rock garden plants.

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"A new look at a classic style, and if you’re not quite sure what to do with that rocky part of your property, it may offer an elegant and beautiful solution. ... For gardeners looking for an introduction to rock gardening, Tychonievich’s book is a great start."

NYBG Plant Talk

"One of six young horticulturists who are helping to shape how America gardens."

Organic Gardening

About the author

Joseph Tychonievich

Joseph Tychonievich studied horticulture, plant breeding, and genetics at the Ohio State University and was the nursery manager at Arrowhead Alpines, a premier rock garden nursery in Fowlerville, Michigan. Organic Gardening Magazine called him one of “six young horticulturalists who are helping to shape how America gardens.”

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