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These charming plants, greatly prized by rock gardeners, are showcased by an expert famous for having visited practically every known native Lewisia population. Lewisias is that rare book that seamlessly blends various disciplines and perspectives to create a holistic picture of a botanical treasure: it is part field guide, horticultural guidebook, memoir, history, and art book. The author has brought together a breathtaking collection of lewisia photos in habitats and gardens, further enriched by Micheal Moshier's splendid paintings and drawings.

Hardcover: 238 pages

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated; 1st edition (May 1, 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0881924474

ISBN-13: 978-0881924473

Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.8 x 6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,834,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #155 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Orchids #1035 in Books > Science & Math > Biological Sciences > Plants > Flowers #43339 in Books > Science & Math > Nature & Ecology

Scholarly review of history of Lewisias in cultivation, but very readible. In fact, the author has a lovely command of English; he intersperses short surprising poetic passages within the text. The detailed examination of each variety is helpful--only place I've found such information. And the chapter on cultivation--which, with Lewisias is a trick to learn for successful long lived Lewisia plants-- is a gem. One understands why to use his techniques when finished with the chapter.

There are very few books that cover lewisias in even a little detail but this book covers them very thoroughly and is helpful.

If you are interested in lewisias, this is a must to read. After all, there are not a lot of books on the topic.