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Rock Garden Plantsby Baldassare Mineo
Synopses & Reviews
Baldassare Mineo is owner of Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery in Medford, Oregon, one of the world's great sources of plants for rock gardens. Mineo's own photographs are supplemented with many by the renowned horticulturist Fritz Kummert. This authoritative includes rare and unusual plants as well as proven, readily available garden performers.
Book News Annotation:
The managing owner of Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery in Medford, Oregon showcases some 1,300 low-lying plants suitable for rock garden crevices. Inspiring photos of plants from Abies balsamea (balsam fir) to Zinnia grandiflora colorfully complement the concise but adequately detailed cultivation descriptions for home as well as professional gardeners. Includes a listing of rock garden plant families, plants for specific purposes and locations, full-page color hardiness maps, and a few references. Indexed by common names and synonyms to the accepted names.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Provides information on selecting plants and includes cultivation descriptions for each plant.
Look no further for the authoritative guide to rare and unusual plants as well as proven, readily available rock garden performers.
About the Author
Baldassare Mineo has been in love with gardening since the tender age of eight. Going on to train as an architect at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo did not diminish that first love. He has been the managing owner of Siskiyou Rare Plant Nusery in Medford, Oregon since 1978 and has helped solidify its standing as the premier alpine and rock gardening nursery in the United States, a reputation that extends abroad. Baldassare makes his home at his nursery and has overseen the development of an extensive display garden complete with ponds, waterfall, and a large rock and crevice garden. He is an active member of the North American Rock Garden Society and many other plant-related organizations, and is well known as a lecturer at horticultural meetings where his slide shows are always in demand. He is also a regular contributor to Horticulture. Beautiful plant photography and splendid botanical illustrations round out his horticultural credentials.
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