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Alpine Plants of North America: An Encyclopedia of Mountain Flowers from the Rockies to Alaskaby Graham Nicholls
Synopses & Reviews
North America is replete with beautiful aplines, and this guide is equally useful to the traveler or the gardener for its identification, propagation, and cultivation information.
Book News Annotation:
Designed for plant hunting enthusiasts and growers, especially those seeking alpine plants for rock gardens, this volume provides a detailed catalog of the plants of the alpine North American West. Nicholls, a specialist in growing alpine plants of North America who is based in the UK, includes a lengthy description, range and type of habitat, process of propagation and cultivation for each plant. A color photo of each plant in its native habitat is included. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This is the first comprehensive pictorial look at the American mountain flora from the southernmost Rocky Mountains to the Brooks Range of Alaska. Approximately 650 species in 54 genera are discussed, with many subspecies, varieties, and hybrids also described. Intended to be as useful for the gardener as the traveler, each entry concludes with a discussion of propagation and cultivation information, as well as warnings about pertinent pests and diseases. The 495 color photographs are not only lovely but they also give the reader an idea of the range of alpine plants growing in North America.
About the Author
Respected British nurseryman Graham Nicholls, who draws upon nearly half a century's experience in growing alpine plants, has enjoyed particular recognition for his cultivation of award-winning dwarf campanulas. He has won several gold medals at Alpine Garden Society (AGS) shows and is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Farrer Medal. Now a national judge for the AGS, he lectures regularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has contributed to the journals of the AGS (The Alpine Gardener) and the North American Rock Garden Society (Rock Garden Quarterly), and in 2002 he published lpine Plants of North America: An Encyclopedia of Mountain Flowers from the Rockies to Alaska (Timber Press).
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