Creating and Planting Garden Troughs, by Joyce Fingerut and Rex Murfitt, is out in paperback, 168 pages long. This book has been called the bible of trough making and won a book of the year award from the American Horticultural Society when it came out in hardcover. Here is the classic hypertufa technique plus variations, for making troughs large and small. This illustrated book covers trough history, making troughs, planting troughs, plants for troughs, and landscaping design with troughs. Published by B. B. Mackey Books. The special price directly from me is $20.00 postpaid (USA customers only). List price is $23.00. Also look for it on

Creating and Planting Alpine Gardens, by Rex Murfitt. Make rock gardens and raised beds, grow alpine plants in containers, start an alpine house or cold frame, and talk alpine plants with the pros. This complete guide won a Silver Trowel Book Award from the Garden Writers Association. It is a paperback, 276 pages long, with many illustrations. Its list price is $22.50, but USA customers can get it postpaid from me for $20.00. It also sells on in paperback and as an ebook.

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