Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Alpines

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Pub Date 6 Aug 2024 | Archive Date 27 Jun 2024

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In this handy alpine-growing guide, Kew Gardens' alpines expert shares tips and advice on how to grow and maintain these unique plants, including 12 practical projects to try at home.

Alpines are often considered tricky to grow, but given their natural mountain homes, they are actually remarkably hardy. They’re perfect for dry, free-draining soils and do well in containers, gravel gardens and in walls and other crevices and small corners. Plus, their miniature stature makes them perfect for those with small gardens or a tiny space to fill – in fact, you don’t need a garden at all! Alpines do very well on either a balcony or doorstep.

Packed with information and inspiration, this book teaches you everything you need to know about 50 specimens of alpines, from ideal humidity, light and temperature, to maintenance instructions so that your plants can thrive.

It includes 12 easy-to-follow projects for you to try at home, so you can grow a vibrant array of alpine plants, whether you are a complete beginner or a keen enthusiast.

Combining beautiful botanical illustrations and practical advice, The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Alpines is the definitive introduction to growing these wonderful plants. This book is from the Kew Experts series, in which the top gardeners and botanical scientists from Royal Botanic Kew Gardens offer up advice and information as well as suggesting handy projects on a range of gardening topics.

Other titles include: Companion to Medicinal Plants, Guide to Growing Bulbs, Guide to Growing Fruit, Guide to Growing Orchids, Guide to Growing Herbs, Guide to Growing Roses, Guide to Growing Cacti and Succulents, Guide to Growing Vegetables and Guide to Growing House Plants.
In this handy alpine-growing guide, Kew Gardens' alpines expert shares tips and advice on how to grow and maintain these unique plants, including 12 practical projects to try at home.

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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9780711290440
PRICE US$22.00 (USD)
PAGES 144

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If you’ve seen any of the Kew Gardener’s Guides, you will be familiar with the format of this book about Alpine gardening and plants. I find the Kew guide book series to be adorable and comforting.

Having all the information at your fingertips when you are starting a rock garden or attempting to grow alpines is not only handy but essential to success.

This book empowers and educates you, my favorite kind of book!

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Oh what a stunning book for gardeners who want to grow alpine plants! That cover, the photos, the beautiful design, and incredibly helpful tips make this a must-have for anyone with or without a green thumb. I'm buying this for myself and friends and family!

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Alpines are wonderful plants. This book is a love letter to their beauty with each page dedicated to facts about them, tips as to how to grow them, where they grow, and great step by step photos, illustrations and information.

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