Book for alpine gardening

susieq24(6)December 1, 2003

My mother's parents were from Austria and I wanted to get her started on an alpine garden.

I was hoping someone would be able to recommend a book that focuses mainly on plants from the Alps or Austrian plants.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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leftwood(z4a MN)

Probably the most comprehensive book source for alpine gardening is the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS).
Take a look. Also the Scottish Rock Garden Club (SRGC). But their website is currently having problems.

Here is a link that might be useful: NARGS

    Bookmark   January 2, 2004 at 8:27AM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

Also try the Alpine Garden Society.

Here is a link that might be useful: Alpine Garden Society

    Bookmark   January 3, 2004 at 10:44AM
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safariofthemind(z7b NC)

The classic book is the one by H. Lincoln Foster, see

A word to the wise - PA has very different weather from Austria and the alps, mainly because it gets a lot more rain and higher temps in summer. Trying to recreate an alp won't work. However, there are thousands of other small plants suited to a rock garden there. Read up and be creative, but don't try to copy what Europeans can do with their mild weather. RJ

    Bookmark   January 9, 2004 at 4:58AM
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