232 pages, 302 colour photos
It is 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. It includes excellent photographs to aid in selection and identification.
Enthusiasts with sunny gardens should find endless inspiration among the myriad gem-like specimens that Grey-Wilson introduces, and woodland gardeners will also find new treasures. -- Alice Joyce Booklist 20091101
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