In Brief

This comprehensive pictorial encyclopedia discusses 650 species in 54 genera, with many subspecies, varieties, and hybrids also described. Intended to be as useful for the gardener as the traveler, each entry concludes with a discussion of propagation and cultivation information, as well as warnings about pertinent pests and diseases. Growing alpine plants is a challenge—a delicate high-wire act requiring the careful balance of moisture, drainage, and soil type with the plant’s requirements.  That lesson is the linchpin of Graham Nicholls’s “Alpine Plants of North America.”  May we all grow alpines now in excelsis.” 
--from the Foreword by Bobby J. Ward, former president of the North American Rock Garden Society.

Critical Acclaim of Alpine Plants of North America


"For anyone interested in growing North American alpines this book is a must."

— Malcolm McGregor, Rock Garden Quarterly, Winter 2003

"Enriched with 495 spectacular photos, this book is a useful and comprehensive volume for the reference library of any rock garden enthusiast."

— Patt Kasa, National Gardener, January 2003

" The photos, botanical write-ups and gardening how-tos make [this book] a must for when you decide to put down roots in the mountains. "

Hooked on the Outdoors, January 2003

"An invaluable resource for anyone interested in successfully growing or identifying alpines."

—Jan Hale Barbo, Santa Fe New Mexican, December 1, 2002







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