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Alpine Plants : Ecology for Gardeners, Hardback Book


A major book on the life of the alpine flower for gardeners and professionals, co-published with the Alpine Garden Society.

The book covers the key aspects of the alpine flower relevant to those wishing to get the most of their plants in the garden by understanding them in the wild.

Well illustrated throughout, the book covers:Introduction; with a working definition of the term 'alpine plant'Arctic and alpine ecosystemsSurvival, growth and development, including hazards, pests and diseasesClimate: the effect of low temperatures, precipitation and drought tolerance with relevance for the gardenerThe impact of snow coverGeology and soilsMineral nutrition: the essential mineral elements contained in soilsReproduction: development of the flower; various methods of pollination, attracting pollinators/facilitating a good seed set; seed dispersal and germination; vegetative propagationImpact of global climate change and dealing with changes and rainfall pattern disruptions in lowland gardensFactors influencing the origin and present distribution of arctic and alpine plants.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 150 illustrations
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Gardening: plants
  • ISBN: 9780713490176



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