On the roof of the Rocky Mountains : the botanical legacy of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail's alpine treasure / Sarah Chase Shaw.

By: Shaw, Sarah Chase [author.]Contributor(s): Betty Ford Alpine GardensMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Vail, Colorado : Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, [2021]Description: 275 pages : color illustrations, 33 cmISBN: 1423660110; 9781423660118Subject(s): Alpine gardens -- Colorado -- Societies, etc | Alpine gardens | Mountain plants | Botanical gardens -- Colorado -- Vail | Interpretation of cultural and natural resources | Betty Ford Alpine Gardens | Vail Alpine Garden FoundationLOC classification: SB458.94 | .B48 2021
Contents:
Sowing seeds -- Understanding the alpine world -- Four seasons in the Gardens -- Guardians of the Alpines -- Vigilance and vision -- Passionate people: contributors and collaborators -- Resource guide -- Index.
Summary: Beginning with the Gardens' humble origins in Vail, the book traces its four-decade evolution from a pocket-sized demonstration plot to an esteemed public botanical garden named in honor of First Lady Betty Ford. The Gardens, also known as Vail's Alpine Treasure, come to life in a delightful and intimate photographic tour of the Gardens' unique plant collections. Illuminating text, accompanied by exquisitely detailed flower portraits, highlight the crystalline beauty of beloved alphine species. Guest essays by well-known botanical experts add credence to the Gardens' internationally recognized reputation for pairing people with plants in a setting that inspires both curiosity and an innate desire to nurture the beauty and fragility of our natural world. On the Roof the Rocky Mountains confirms Betty Ford Alpine Gardens as both a must-see botanical garden and a North American alpine plant conservation leader.
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: April 2022
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Sowing seeds -- Understanding the alpine world -- Four seasons in the Gardens -- Guardians of the Alpines -- Vigilance and vision -- Passionate people: contributors and collaborators -- Resource guide -- Index.

Beginning with the Gardens' humble origins in Vail, the book traces its four-decade evolution from a pocket-sized demonstration plot to an esteemed public botanical garden named in honor of First Lady Betty Ford. The Gardens, also known as Vail's Alpine Treasure, come to life in a delightful and intimate photographic tour of the Gardens' unique plant collections. Illuminating text, accompanied by exquisitely detailed flower portraits, highlight the crystalline beauty of beloved alphine species. Guest essays by well-known botanical experts add credence to the Gardens' internationally recognized reputation for pairing people with plants in a setting that inspires both curiosity and an innate desire to nurture the beauty and fragility of our natural world. On the Roof the Rocky Mountains confirms Betty Ford Alpine Gardens as both a must-see botanical garden and a North American alpine plant conservation leader.

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