The Gardener's Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes

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Timber Press, Jan 31, 2012 - Nature - 228 pages
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When it comes to garden plants, cacti are anything but standard issue. The bulk of home gardens contain exactly zero species of cactus,†and the thought of growing them makes gardeners think, “Ouch!” In†The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes, Scott Calhoun†is out to change that perception, and bring the beauty and ease of cactus home.†It’s high time that cacti took their place alongside the trendy†succulent.

 

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Contents

Preface
8
Acknowledgments
9
INTRODUCTION
10
LOW AND MOUNDING CACTUS
30
BARRELS AND GLOBES
106
PADDLES AND RODS
146
CONSPICUOUS COLUMNAR CACTUS
193
CACTUS PESTS
206
CACTUS FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES
208
SELECT RETAIL CACTUS NURSERIES
210
PLANT HARDINESS ZONES
212
Bibliography
214
Index
216
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Scott Calhoun is an award-winning author and garden designer based in Tucson, Arizona, where he lives with his wife and daughter. In his design practice, he incorporates cactus into every residential space and sees them as the plant family of the future—especially in arid parts of the world. Calhoun is the author of six gardening books. His work has earned an†American Horticultural Society Book Award and a†Garden Writers Association Silver Book Award. He writes a monthly garden column for Sunset magazine and has written for most national gardening magazines.

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