Shows how to plant a rock garden, and describes the characteristics and care requirements of the most suitable varieties of plants
This new and updated edition of Landscaping with Native Plants of Minnesota combines the practicality of a field guide with all the basic information homeowners need to create an effective landscape design. The plant profiles section includes comprehensive descriptions of approximately 150 flowers, trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, grasses, and ferns that grew in Minnesota before European settlement, as well as complete information on planting, maintenance, and landscape uses for each plant. The book also includes complete information on how to garden successfully in Minnesotas harsh climate and how to install and maintain an attractive, low-maintenance home landscape suitable for any lifestyle.
Discusses such plants as irises, cacti, anemones, violets, asters, ferns, and sedum
Available in paperback for the first time, this book features the avid gardener and beloved writer Elizabeth Lawrence's thoughts on rock gardening.
Shows how to use rock garden plants in a variety of garden situations, including mixed borders, window boxes, raised beds, and patio pots.
AHS Book Award winner 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.
Provides information on selecting plants and includes cultivation descriptions for each plant
'Cushion plants' play an essential part in the well-planned rock garden. While they all form, more or less, a mound of closely packed foliage, they offer also great diversity of size, leaf and flower. Thanks to these differences a quite modest assortment of cushion species can provide flower from January to September and interest all the year round. Here Duncan Lowe shows how to make the most of cushion plants. For the gardener with limited time or skill, they include trouble-free, near-indestructible types; and at the other extreme there are exquisite rarities to reward determination and expertise. The book considers why and where these plants have evolved - keeping the more complex sciences at a respectful distance! There follows an explanation of their character and behaviour, species by species, revealing what these hold for the grower. The ways and means of cultivation are explained in great detail. Similar attention is devoted to the things that can go wrong, through pests, diseases and other causes, with advice on ways to recognize and combat them.
Provides information on growing trees, perennials, annuals, grasses, herbs, and bulbs, features the basics of garden design, and talks about environmentally sound controls of pests and diseases
Simplify the process of cultivating beautiful, but exacting, rock garden alpines. Gardeners will benefit from the detailed advice on growing these plants year-round, and each one's advantages. Includes plentiful information on building a rock garden or alpine meadow; feeding, watering, protecting, weeding, and propagating plants; and identifying, preventing, and treating common problems. The plant directory features 118 top examples, chosen for ease of care, with notes on each plant's origin, habits, preferred conditions, propagation, and flowering season.
Imparts the secret of growing alpine and rock garden plants, by describing the techniques that imitate the conditions on which these plants thrive in the wild. Also included is an A-Z listing of over 1000 plants, with information on cultivation, height, flowering and origins.
The heart of this book is the essay collection detailing 100 plant generations over 40 years. The soul of the book is the heartwarming story of how the Fosters came to Millstream House in 1949 and turned a woodland mountainside into an enchanting private rock garden. Color photographs, illustrations.