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!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
flagstone in the rock garden
I'm considering adding flagstone to my rock garden....
While shopping yesterday I came across 10 kg bags of...
Pudge 2b
winter edelweiss help...
Last spring I bought four edelweiss plants and they...
Lewisia cotyledon
I have Lewisia cotyledon Elise since two years: I already...
Too many rocks!
I've got way too many rocks in my front and backyard....
Sponsored Products
Clear Liquid and Pink Wax Accent LAVA Lamp
$14.99 | Lamps Plus
LED 4 1/2" Wide Bullet Satin Nickel Picture Light
Euro Style Lighting
Hare Head Bookend
$27.99 | zulily
Modern Vine Throw
$119.99 | Dot & Bo
Archive Sage Rectangular: 5 ft. x 8 ft. Rug
$466.20 | Bellacor
Aiden Console Table
Cost Plus World Market
Area Rug: Young Buck Collection Lilac 2' x 3'
$58.97 | Home Depot
Hudson Reed 2ft Luxury Chrome Grab Bar
Hudson Reed
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™