"Rock and Alpine Gardening"

Pernell Gerver's lecture and presentation entitled "Rock and Alpine Gardening" focuses on what a rock garden is, how to create a naturalistic rock garden, and the many alpines and dwarf plants suited for growing in a rock garden. Different types of rock gardens are described including a scree, moraine, boulder field, rock outcropping, and stone wall. Troughs, special planters made of a cement mixture called hypertufa and planted with alpines, are also featured. Proper placement of rocks as well as placement of plants are discussed. Included in the program are the many choice alpine plants and dwarf conifers that thrive in the ideal conditions of a rock garden. Each plant is illustrated and described in detail such as its flower color, flower shape, bloom season, plant height, and its use in the rock garden. Cultural instructions and proper growing conditions are discussed for each alpine. With proper placement of rocks and plants, the program shows you how to create a successful and beautiful rock garden of your own. Included is a question & answer session after the program as well as a plant sale of rare, hard-to-find, and useful plants and gardening products.


Click on a title below to read the program description or select from one of the links at the left.

"My Award-Winning Garden" ||"Perennials through the Seasons" ||
 "Annuals for Instant and Constant Color" || "The Bulbs of Spring, Summer, and Fall" || "How to Grow Beautiful Roses" || "Vegetable Gardening How-to" ||
"Organic Gardening Fundamentals" || "Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden" || "The Many Uses of Herbs" ||"Trees & Shrubs for Home Landscapes" ||
"Designing a Landscape for Winter Interest" ||"Easy-Care Lawns and Groundcovers" || "Rock and Alpine Gardening" || "Introduction to Water Gardening" ||
"Wildflower Gardening" || "Gardening in Containers" ||
"Gardening under Glass in a Home Greenhouse" ||
"Success with House Plants & Indoor Gardening" ||
Gardens to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies" ||  "Crafts from the Garden" ||
"A Gardener's Christmas: Decorating with Natural Materials" ||
"A Season's Beginnings: Indoor Seed Starting Made Easy" ||
"Putting the Garden to Bed" ||
"Using Native Plants in the Home Landscape" || "Made in the Shade" ||
"Pruning Simplified: What, When, & How" ||
"Old-Fashioned Flowers for Modern Gardens" ||
"Exotic Tropicals for Beds and Borders" || "Rediscovering Cottage Gardens" ||
"Ornamental Grasses for Year 'Round Beauty" || "The Art of Preserving Flowers" || "Wreaths for All Seasons" ||
"How to Make a Meadow Wildflower Garden"


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