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Book for alpine gardening

Posted by susieq24 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 1, 03 at 11:26

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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RE: Book for alpine gardening

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


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RE: Book for alpine gardening

Also try the Alpine Garden Society.

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


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RE: Book for alpine gardening

The classic book is the one by H. Lincoln Foster, see http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=books&field-author=Foster H. Lincoln/104-0397208-7066369

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


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