Himalayan Garden

Himalayan Garden

Growing Plants from the Roof of the World

By Jim Jermyn

Timber Press (OR), Hardcover, 9780881925005, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 2001

In this unique resource, Jim Jermyn offers not the usual botanical travelogue but instead a horticultural handbook that allows gardeners at far-lower-than-Himalayan elevations to successfully grow those plants that are native to the high Himalaya mountains. The highlights include species of "Euphorbia," "Gentiana," "Meconopsis," "Primula," "Rhododendron," and more.
Interest in the plants of this region is at a peak. These plants are guaranteed to add an exotic touch to any garden in which they are successfully grown, and with Jermyn's expert instructions and tips, they can be easily maintained. Whether documenting a well-known garden plant or an uncommon species, Jermyn supplies tried-and-true instructions on garden site preferences and care based on his own extensive experience. Excellent photographs round out an introduction to the plants, and the book includes a comprehensive list of recommended sources from which to purchase specimens both in Europe and the United States.

About the Author
After obtaining his horticultural qualifications in 1973, Jim Jermyn held a variety of posts in Germany, Italy and the U.K. and was for twenty years the proprietor of Scotland's distinguished Edrom Nurseries, which was established in 1930. He has led many botanical tours to the Dolomites and is now a horticultural consultant and show manager for Gardening Scotland, a large national show held annually in Edinburgh. He is a frequent lecturer on gardening topics in the U.K., Europe, U.S.A. and Canada.