Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-catching Displays with 350 Easy-care Plants

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Timber Press, 2010 - Gardening - 248 pages
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With their colorful leaves, sculptural shapes, and simple care, succulents are beautiful yet forgiving plants for pots. If grown in containers, these dry-climate jewels — which include but are not limited to cacti — can be brought indoors in winter and so can thrive anywhere in the world.

In this inspiring compendium, the popular author of Designing with Succulents provides everything beginners and experienced gardeners need to know to create stunning container displays of exceptionally waterwise plants. The extensive palette includes delicate sedums, frilly echeverias, cascading senecios, edgy agaves, and fat-trunked beaucarneas, to name just a few. Easy-to-follow, expert tips explain soil mixes, overwintering, propagation, and more.

Define your individual style as you effectively combine patterns, colors, textures, and forms. Discover how top designers interpret the dramatic options, in ideas ranging from exquisite plant-and-pot combinations to extraordinary topiaries and bonsai. Expand your repertoire with plump-leaved plants that resemble pebbles, stars, and undersea creatures. Short on space? Create vertical gardens and hanging baskets, and use daisylike rosettes in wall displays.

Each of the more than 300 photographs offers an inspiring idea. A-to-Z descriptions cover 350 of the best succulents, plus companion plants. Whether your goal is a gorgeous potted garden for a sunny windowsill or outdoor living area — or simply making great gifts — this is a comprehensive primer for creating vibrant, living works of art.

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Review: Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants

User Review  - Diana Bogan - Goodreads

Informative as well as a source of inspiration. I got a real overview of the many types of succulents out there and began to form an opinion of which ones I might like to work with. Read full review

Review: Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants

User Review  - Naomi - Goodreads

Well-considered advice on choosing containers and succulents, and caring well for them. Read full review


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Debra Lee Baldwin is a writer, editor, artist, and photographer based in southern California. Her articles have appeared in Sunset, Better Homes & Gardens, and elsewhere. She has won awards from the Garden Writers Association of America, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the San Diego Press Club. She lives in Escondido, California.

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