Rock Garden Design and Construction

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Timber Press, 2003 - Gardening - 316 pages
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Few gardens can transport visitors to wild and rugged landscapes as well as rock gardens. Eye-catching rock gardens are among the most challenging and satisfying expressions of the gardener's craft. A true rock garden is a specialized habitat that allows the gardener to grow plants that do not flourish anywhere else. This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of building rock gardens in all parts of North America. Topics covered include rock placement, materials, and planting and maintenance. Variations on the rock garden theme, from planting troughs to creating water features are also discussed. The book presents regional styles and techniques and profiles a dozen public rock gardens from Oregon to Newfoundland. More than 100 inspiring photos accompany the lively text.

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This book complements rather than replaces earlier titles like H. Lincoln Foster's Rock Gardening or even Charles Cresson's work of the same name. Collected here by McGary (ed., Bulbs of North ... Read full review

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The North American Rock Garden Society, with members throughout the world, is devoted to all aspects of growing plants in rock gardens: what they are, where to obtain them, and where to observe them in the wild. The society publishes Rock Garden Quarterly and holds national meetings; more than 30 local chapters in the United States and Canada convene regularly.

The North American Rock Garden Society, with members throughout the world, is devoted to all aspects of growing plants in rock gardens: what they are, where to obtain them, and where to observe them in the wild. The society publishes Rock Garden Quarterly and holds national meetings; more than 30 local chapters in the United States and Canada convene regularly.

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