Crazy about Cacti and Succulents, Issue 184

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2006 - Gardening - 119 pages
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Cacti and succulents are among the most bizarre and beautiful plants a gardener can grow--and included here are some of the most remarkable of them all: stapeliads and ceropegias. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has brought together master gardeners from across the country, who show how easy it is to cultivate a collection of cacti and succulents on a windowsill or under artificial lights. They also introduce varieties that are hardy enough to grow outside in most climates. There are chapters on medicinal plants and succulent bonsai, plus advice on how experts groom their plants for competition. Finally, readers can learn how to help save the cacti and succulents that are threatened with extinction in the wild.

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User Review  - jjssimmons1 -

Good to know facts live in AZ. Wanted to know more about our dessert cacti. Helpful. Great pics too! Read full review

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User Review  - wookiemonster - LibraryThing

A much better read than the last book on cacti and succulents. This is geared more for people, like me, who just want to grow a few plants on the windowsill. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Ray Rogers has won 397 blue ribbons and 88 top awards (including 5 Best in Show) for container-grown plants at the Philadelphia International Flower Show. After a career in public horticulture with the Morris Arboretum and the American Horticultural Society, he turned to garden writing, speaking, and editing. He is the author of" Coleus" and" Pots in the Garden" and the editor of several major gardening titles published by Dorling Kindersley. He holds a master s degree in horticulture and is an avid hybridizer of "Hippeastrum", better known as amaryllis. Visit him at

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