Mountains, deserts and coastlines are home to some of the most interesting plants in the world and a crevice garden provides the perfect environment for them. Closely packed rocks and free-draining soil media provide excellent drainage and diverse micro-habitats for these plants that range from discerning alpines to easy-going succulents.
In The Crevice Garden, passionate crevice crusaders Kenton Seth and Paul Spriggs share their hard-earned expertise on the design, construction, and planting of these stunning rock-and-plant installations. Real-life examples in a variety of climates demonstrate crevices suitable for containers, gardens and public parks in a wide range of styles. Crevices address urgent environmental concerns, beyond conservation of rare plants, by re-using waste materials such as concrete, creating wildlife habitats and making permeable, plant-friendly alternatives to solid retaining walls.
An illustrated A-Z recommending 250 irresistible plants completes this comprehensive book which heralds a bold new chapter in the history of gardening with rocks and plants.