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Hypertufa Containers: Creating and Planting an Alpine Trough Garden

Hypertufa Containers: Creating and Planting an Alpine Trough Garden (Paperback)

By Chips, Lori

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A step-by-step guide to making the ultimate DIY garden container.

ISBN 9781604697063
Barcode 9781604697063
Published 1 October 2018 by Timber Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781604697063
ISBN-10 1604697067
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Timber Press
Imprint Timber Press
Publication Date 1 October 2018
International Publication Date 31 July 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Chips, Lori
Category Ceramic Arts, Pottery, Glass
Gardening: Plants
Container Gardening
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 229mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Container gardening, Alpine garden plants, Container gardening - Equipment and supplies
NBS Text Gardening
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 635.986
Catalogue Code 933064

Description of this Book

Hypertufa containers - also known as troughs - are rustic, striking, versatile, and perfect for small, Alpine plants. A mix of cement, perlite, peat, and water, they are simple and affordable to make at home. Hypertufa Containers details everything a home gardeners needs to know to make their own troughs and successfully garden in them. Readers will discover the amazing variety of plants that thrive in troughs. Plant portraits include growing and cultivation information along with potting tips. The book features step-by-step instructions for making hypertufa containers in a variety of shapes and sizes. The instructions are easy to follow and feature colour photography. Hypertufa Containers is for container gardeners, rock gardeners, and people looking for a new DIY project.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Prepare to be mesmerized by your newest obsession. But fear not--you are in the ultracapable hands of a master. --Tovah Martin, author of The Garden in Every Sense and Season A book that will inspire and surprise the most jaded of old hands while providing clear, straightforward guidance for the greenest of beginners. Every gardener needs a copy. --Joseph Tychonievich, author of Rock Gardening No gardener knows more about cultivating precious alpines than Lori Chips--or constructs such unique troughs for them, or writes with more engaging insights. --Abbie Zabar, author of The Potted Herb and A Growing Gardener

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Author's Bio

Lori Chips is the alpine manager at Oliver Nurseries in Connecticut, pressing the boundaries in the art and science of trough making and planting. She writes for the North American Rock Garden Society, has judged at the Philadelphia Flower Show, and is the recipient of the Carleton R. Worth Award for horticultural writing.

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