Alpines from Mountain to Garden

Alpines from Mountain to Garden

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Alpines from Mountain to Garden

There are many different ways to grow an alpine plant and much will depend on the habitat and climate of a particular species' natural home.
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There are many different ways to grow an alpine plant and much will depend on the habitat and climate of a particular species' natural home. Alpines, from Mountain to Garden takes a refreshing new perspective on these irresistible mountain dwellers by looking at their discovery and introduction into cultivation, the regions of the world they come from and how this needs to be taken into account when you plant them in your garden.

Nine chapters cover the most important alpine regions - including United States and Canada, South America, Japan, China and the Himalayas, Australia and New Zealand, Europe and Africa. Each chapter considers what plants grow in each region, from high altitudes in lowland conditions, to drainage, climate, light levels, temperature and precipitation.

Over 300 plants are described and beautifully illustrated. Additional chapters cover growing, conservation and the impact of indiscriminate collecting on many species now on the verge of extinction.



The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Awards: Nominated titles: Technical category 2011



'Although it takes a historical and botanical approach, the book contains much to assist and interest gardeners who wish to grow alpines or just learn about their origins.' M. Taylor, Choice, June 2011



'Could this be the book we have been looking for? Beautifully produced, packed with fine pictures of plants and their habitats; the sort of book that we could leave on our coffee table, knowing that our visitors would be captivated.'
David Rankin, The Rock Garden, July 2011



'Most exciting of all, [the book] provides every gardener with the opportunity to visit these extraordinary, remote habitats through its pages and to feel as though they have seen these wonderful plants in the wild.'
Matthew Biggs, Gardens Illustrated


Additional Info

Additional Info

  1. Author: Richard Wilford
  2. 260pp. 280 x 238mm. 31 colour paintings; 300+ colour photos. 8 maps. Hardback
  3. ISBN 9781842461723
  4. Kew Publishing, 2010

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