Alpine Gardening for Beginners
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Alpine Gardening for Beginners by John Good
Alpine gardening for beginners is one of the most popular AGS Guides, intended for the complete novice. The author explains in plain words all the basic aspects of rock gardening with alpine and rock plants.
Choice of site, alpine garden planning, construction and planting and subsequent care of the alpine garden are all considered. There are approximately 100 colour plates. A selection of fifty of the best and easiest alpines, fifteen recommended dwarf bulbs, and five selected genuinely dwarf conifers are all discussed. Used with the other guides available in the series it provides a fast track to success for the aspiring alpine gardener.
Alpine Gardening for Beginners is a must for anyone intending to grow alpines. The guide aims to dispel any nervousness you might feel about alpine gardening. Most alpines and small plants suitable for the alpine garden are easy to grow outdoors in the UK. Provided a few simple requirements are met, alpines can be be grown in screes, raised beds or containers. This guide deals with the creation of homes for alpines in the average small garden. Many gardeners also grow a wide range of other small plants. Small bulbs and woodlanders are particularly popular. Small bulbs are ideal for the rock garden.
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