Designing with Succulents

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Timber Press, 2007 - Gardening - 255 pages
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Gardeners interested in contemporary trends recognize and appreciate the dramatic sculptural qualities of succulents. Now Baldwin's alluring and stimulating guide offers a wealth of design ideas melded with informative cultural advice and opens gardeners' eyes to a breathtaking variety of succulents for any situation, from formal spaces to an intimate balcony, from hillside terrain to container gardens. Whether undertaking a new planting or enlarging on an existing plan, gardeners will discover beguilingly colorful varieties, specimens with textural presence, and stunning architectural forms for unequaled effect featuring exceptional arrangements of drought-tolerant species. Although hot, dry California gardens appear in many of the photographs, Baldwin devotes a chapter to cold climates that's certain to stir the imaginations of gardeners wishing to grow exciting specimens in the ground or perhaps in pots, bringing plants indoors or installing them in a greenhouse to winter. Towering to tiny, the array of succulents presented is exciting and compelling.

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User Review  - designxoxoxo - Overstock.com

Living in California and looking for similar gardening techniques for Arizona and desert landscapes this book is a wonderfully photographed inspiration with the names of the plants included in all the ... Read full review

Designing With Succulents

User Review  - halvah - Overstock.com

This is a great book. It provides many landscaping ideas. There is a lot of useful information regarding the various types of succlents which can be used. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Debra Lee Baldwin gardens on "an inhospitable half acre" in the foothills of southern California, where temperatures range from below freezing to 110 degrees F. As a garden photojournalist and scout for major magazines, she developed an appealing and sophisticated design aesthetic; as a hands-on gardener, she knows what works and what doesn't. In addition to writing and illustrating articles, books, and blog posts and giving presentations at major flower-and-garden shows, Debra shares her passion for plants that drink responsibly via seasonal newsletters, workshops, YouTube videos, and social media such as Facebook. Find out what she's up to and where she'll be at debraleebaldwin.com.

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