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"Details 75 species with suggestions on how to add it to the home garden…each photo-rich entry also includes a description and care advice."
"Once you’ve seen his photos and read his descriptions, you may find yourself crossing over into agave-nut territory yourself."
"An extremely useful addition to my library, but even more than that it manages, on every page, to increase the excitement I feel about these wonderful plants."
Greg Starr is a foremost proponent of Xeriscaping in the American Southwest. He is well known as an expert on low-water-use plants, and has spent most of his life popularizing and promoting the use of xeric plants such as agaves, leucophyllums, daleas, and many others. Greg owns and operates Starr Nursery, which specializes in agaves, cactus, and xeric shrubs. He has traveled extensively in agave country, both in Mexico and the United States, to study and photograph agaves in their habitats. He is a prolific writer for many respected publications. He previously wrote Cool Plants for Hot Gardens.
IT IS A BEAUTIFUL BOOK BUT I WAS EXPECTING TO MEET MORE AGAVES...Published 4 months ago by Ceylan Orhun
This book tries to appeal to several audiences. The first audience is the people of the horticultural world who would love the stories behind the plants and the locations where... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Craig Jackson
It's a very unique book, where you can expand your agave knowlegde and so on xeriscapismPublished 10 months ago by Yahir
I absolutely loved this book for agaves......a agave lovers must have bookPublished 11 months ago by Paul M Burgess
Clearly written with excellent cultural information. In depth info on the species selected instead of trying to include so many varieties that there is little of relevance on any... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Robert Hagy
We saw this book at Kew Gardens when we were in London this fall, and decided to wait until we returned not only to save money but so we didn't need to carry it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robert Bortner