The Rock Garden Plant Primer

Easy, Small Plants for Containers, Patios, and the Open Garden

By Christopher Grey-Wilson; C. Grey-Wilson
Timber Press (OR), Hardcover, 9780881929287, 232pp.

Publication Date: October 2009

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It's not necessary to have a traditional rock garden to enjoy rock garden plants. In fact, these colorful, small plants are perfect for the pots, containers, window boxes, and raised beds that are the mainstays of modern gardens.
World-renowned botanist Christopher Grey-Wilson recommends easy-to-grow plants for a variety of garden situations including shade, mixed borders, and patios. Introductory chapters explain how to grow and care for these gardener-friendly plants that
are cold-hardy and adaptable. Detailed plant descriptions are based on his personal experience of seeing the plants in the wild and growing them in the garden. Includes excellent photographs to aid in selection and identification.

About the Author
Christopher Grey-Wilson was a botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a former editor of "Curtis s Botanical Magazine" and "The Plantsman". He is the current editor of "The Alpine Gardener "and the author of numerous books including "Guide to the Flowers of Western China", also from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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