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Rock Garden Design and Construction
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Book News Annotation:
Members of the North American Rock Garden Society introduce the aesthetics and pragmatics of this popular style of gardening for diverse conditions. They include details on noteworthy public gardens, color photos, soil information, and an annotated bibliography. McGary, who gardens near Portland, Oregon, edits the Rock Garden Quarterly.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
A wonderful guidebook for those considering starting a rock garden. A comprehensive treatment on design, styles, materials, and planting, with profiles of a dozen public rock gardens in the United States and Canada.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 298-305) and index.
About the Author
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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