Baldassare Mineo has gathered together nearly 1400 choice plants with variety and diversity. Some will be recognized by avid gardeners, and others will become sought-after treasures. This book will prove valuable to amateur gardeners in selecting plants but is also reference manual for horticulturists, landscape designers, landscape architects, and retail nurseries.
A book for browsing as well as for the reference shelf. -- Mary Davies Irish Garden 20000321 Lust over Baldassare Mineo's Rock Garden Plants slowly, because there are nearly 1400 fascinating, litle known plants described and illustrated in this book. It is impossible to appreciate them all in just a few readings. -- Patricia A. Taylor Trenton Times 20000227 For all interested in small but beautiful plants, this book will prove invaluable. The text abounds with snippets of interest. -- John E. Bryan Gardening Newsletter 20000323 Rock Garden Plants: A Color Encyclopedia has got to be the definitive work for the West Coast on this arcane topic. -- Sharon Lovejoy Los Angeles Times 20000406 For the experienced aficionado this will be an attractive book, with illustrations of plants seen only in mountain dreams. -- Judy Glattstein Home Monthly 20000418 What a delight to the eye, with its hundreds of maginificent color photographs! ... Yes, it is a 'comprehensive visual fest,' as stated on the book's jacket. -- Fred Winterowd Gardener for the Prairies 20000501 This is an instant classic. It represents a flowering, as it were, of two enormous talents in our art: Baldassare Mineo, owner of Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery, and Fritz Kummert, an astonishing horticulturist from central Europe. -- Panayoti Kelaidis Rock Garden Quarterly 20000510 The library of rock gardening books is sparse, so it is very encouraging to have a quality volume such as Rock Garden Plants to add to the shelf. -- Don Humphrey American Gardener 20000517 This book will be well received in many public libararies ... It is well written and illustrated and will be a welcome addition. American Reference Books Annual 20000517 Beginner or expert, you'll find this book a companion to prize and consult for years to come. -- Virginia McClain Miller Garden Showcase 20000602 This is a welcome addition to the bookshelf, especially for the numerous colour photographs of fine garden and alpine plants, which should help entice more gardeners into trying them. -- Christopher Grey-Wilson Garden (Peterborough) 20000612 The book is a thorough resource, a reference for experienced rock gardeners and a great way for novices to start. -- Joan Carlin Oregonian 20000810 A glorious picture book illustrating over 1300 plants that demonstrate the diversity and the appeal of rock garden plants. Pacific Horticulture 20000906 Beginning or fully-matured rock gardeners can benefit here. More than 1,300 plants are mentioned along with 1,350 color photos. -- Dale Langford Rocky Mountain News 20001003 Another excellent book from Timber Press. -- Ethel Fried Garden Notebook 20001120 The information is encyclopedic, and the illustrations superb. -- John Van de Water Newark Star-Ledger 20001105 Photographs of nearly 1400 species and cultivars. It doesn't dwell on the theory and practice of rock gardening but delves straight into the A-Z of plants. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 20001105 The lovely book, which includes 14,000 choice plants, will open a new world to many gardeners. -- Marty Figley Michigan Observer and Eccentric 20010125 This book provides not just guidance, but inspiration. For the growing number of trough aficionados who delight in creating miniature landscapes, this book is indispensable. -- Paula Refi Perennial Notes 20010904 A visual feast of nearly 1400 choice plants with an astonishing variety and diversity. Wisley Bookshop 20020528 A truly inspiring book. National Gardener 20021025 An excellent description of a classic locality for alpine plants. Rock Garden Quarterly 20040701