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Rock garden plants : a color encyclopedia
Mineo, Baldassare.
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Publication Information:
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
284 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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SB421 .M55 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Baldassare Mineo is owner of Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery in Medford, Oregon, one of the world's great sources of plants for rock gardens. Mineo's own photographs are supplemented with many by the renowned horticulturist Fritz Kummert. This authoritative includes rare and unusual plants as well as proven, readily available garden performers.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
For Further Informationp. 8
Ackowledgmentsp. 8
Rock Garden Plantsp. 9
Alpine Plantsp. 9
Mediterranean Plantsp. 10
Dryland Plantsp. 11
Woodland Plantsp. 11
Peat Plantsp. 11
Plants for Special Areas of Cultivationp. 11
About the Descriptionsp. 13
Scientific Namesp. 13
Cultivar Namesp. 14
Common Namesp. 14
Growth Habitp. 14
Exposurep. 14
Soil and Drainagep. 15
Floweringp. 16
Dimensionsp. 16
Hardiness Zonesp. 16
Geographical Distributionp. 17
Color Encyclopediap. 19
Families of Rock Garden Plantsp. 257
Rock Garden Plants for Specific Purposes and Locationsp. 261
Alpine Houses and Framesp. 261
Troughs and Containersp. 262
Stone Wallsp. 263
Moist Soil and Bogsp. 264
Sandy Soilp. 265
The Woodland Rock Gardenp. 265
The Peat Gardenp. 266
For Limy Soilp. 266
For Heat and Droughtp. 267
For Heat and High Humidityp. 267
For Dry Wintersp. 268
For Dry Summersp. 269
For Mild Climatesp. 269
Easy-to-Grow Plantsp. 270
Cushion Plantsp. 271
Late-Flowering Plantsp. 271
Hardiness Zone Mapsp. 273
Index of Common Names and Synonymsp. 275