Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate (Google eBook)

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Storey Publishing, Mar 1, 2012 - Gardening - 160 pages
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From agaves to ice plants, from sedums to sempervivums, hardy succulent plants bring beauty, versatility, and intrigue to perennial gardens in every hardiness zone. No longer reserved for desert climates, succulents can offer extraordinary color, texture, durability, and ease of care to gardens everywhere. Hardy Succulents gives gardeners everything they need to know to select, grow, and maintain these dazzling, low-fuss plants. With step-by-step growing instructions, practical care tips, creative ideas for use, and stunning photographs from acclaimed garden photographer Saxon Holt, this book is both beautiful and practical — one that will appeal to novices and experienced gardeners alike.

  

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User Review  - mango1956 - Overstock.com

Lovely pictures along with good descriptions of hardy succulents for the garden. I was disappointed at how long it took to arrive (19 days) as Overstock is usually much faster. But the price was right ... Read full review

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Those enchanting stars of the garden, hardy succulents, are superbly photographed and described in this extraordinary new gardening book. Holt's mesmerizing photographs capture the exotic forms of ... Read full review

Contents

The Glories of Succulence
8
1 Companions and Stars
12
2 Tiny Gems
20
3 Containers
46
4 Succulent Ground Covers
58
5 Perennial Companions
74
6 Shrublike Selections
98
7 Planting Propagation and Care
126
Reference Maps
146
Glossary
148
Resources
149
Index
153
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About the author (2012)

Saxon Holt has combined his career as a photographer with a lifelong love of gardening. His work has appeared in dozens of books and gardening magazines. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, the American Society of Picture Professionals, and the Garden Writers of America Association, from which he has received three awards for his photography.

Gwen Moore Kelaidis is one of the foremost experts on rock gardening in the United States. She is the former co-owner of Rocky Mountain Rare Plants, a mail-order nursery, and for 11 years was the editor of the Bulletin of the American Rock Garden Society.

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