There are many different ways to grow an alpineplant and much depends on the habitat and climate of a particular species' natural home.
Alpines, from Mountain to Garden gives a refreshing new perspective on these irresistible mountain dwellers by looking at their discovery and introduction intocultivation, the regions of the world they come fromand how this should be taken into account whenplanting them in your garden.
Over 300 plants are described and beautifully illustrated. The most significant alpine floras are covered - North America, South America, Japan, China and the Himalayas, Australia and New Zealand, Europe andAfrica.
Each chapter considers what plants grow in each region, from high altitudes in lowlandconditions, to drainage, climate, light levels,temperature and precipitation.
The introductorychapters include growing, conservation and theimpact of indiscriminatecollecting on many species now on the verge of extinction.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 260 pages
- Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens
- Publication Date: 01/10/2010
- Category: Gardening: plants
- ISBN: 9781842461723