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An exposition of every aspect of the subject, from the underlying geology of rocks and history of the art of rock gardening to the practical matters of creating a rock garden. The color illustrations include some of the author's own watercolors.

Synopsis:

Graham Stuart Thomas made rock gardens an important part of his life's work. In this book, the first complete history and exposition of rock gardening, he provides the necessary geological background, traces the historical introduction of alpine plants and gives practical and aesthetic advice on how to create a rock garden and choose suitable plants. There are chapters on all the relevant topics – including grottoes, the history of early rock gardens, the scree garden, the alpine lawn, the peat garden, paths, ponds, the rock garden in autumn, dwarf conifers – and extensive information on suitable plants and shrubs. There is a revealing chapter on the restoration and maintenance of rock gardens, which dispels the fear that rock gardens involve a large amount of detailed work. Numerous illustration, many of which are of special historic interest, help to make this the most authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date volume on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780711223981
Subtitle:
From Grotta to Alpine House
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln
Author:
Thomas, Graham Stuart
Author:
Stuart Thomas, Graham
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Gardening-Flower Growing
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20040901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
212 B&W illustrations, 38 color illustra
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7.75 x 10.75 in 42 oz

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Graham Stuart Thomas made rock gardens an important part of his life's work. In this book, the first complete history and exposition of rock gardening, he provides the necessary geological background, traces the historical introduction of alpine plants and gives practical and aesthetic advice on how to create a rock garden and choose suitable plants. There are chapters on all the relevant topics – including grottoes, the history of early rock gardens, the scree garden, the alpine lawn, the peat garden, paths, ponds, the rock garden in autumn, dwarf conifers – and extensive information on suitable plants and shrubs. There is a revealing chapter on the restoration and maintenance of rock gardens, which dispels the fear that rock gardens involve a large amount of detailed work. Numerous illustration, many of which are of special historic interest, help to make this the most authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date volume on the subject.
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