First published in 1911, this book contains a classic guide to building and maintaining beautiful rockeries in both small and large gardens, as well as planting and propagating of a variety of suitable plants and shrubs. "Rockeries and Alpine Plants" will be of considerable utility to those wishing to create a rock garden or incorporate plants into existing gardens. Contents include: "Construction of Rockeries", "Selection of a Site", "Aspect and Position", "Materials for Rockeries", "Principles of Rockery Building", "General Construction", "Rock Gardens in Miniature", "The Simple Rockery", "Rock-Studded Banks", "Culture and Management", "Suitable Soils for Alpines", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of gardening.