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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (February 20, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158017700X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580177009
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“I LOVE this gorgeous, inspiring, info-packed book for gardening in the Age of Climate Change and highly recommend it. “

GardenRant.com

 

“[Kelaidis] writes an accessible descriptive primer with tips on selecting plants, pots and garden sites; and designing your container or in-ground succulent garden.”

The Tribune (Mesa, Ariz.)

 

“Kelaidis…certainly knows her stuff and brings a fine introduction to these diverse plants to print.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

From the Back Cover

Succulents are the drama queens of contemporary gardens. Their pointy tips, barbed spines, plump moisture-filled leaves, and unexpectedly vivid blooms are the perfect choice for gardeners seeking bold plant statements. Flashy, yes, but hardy succulents are also easy-going plants, able to thrive in every region, and add their good looks to any garden design. Count on them for the spark your garden needs.

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Easy to take care of plants.
zika
This book offers loads of advice on care and planting instructions for succulents.
enots
The text is easy to read, understandable and very well written.
D. Blankenship

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By E. Thurston on January 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book takes cacti and succulents away from the stigma of ugly pointy things you stick in the middle of too many rocks and expertly tells you how to work with them.The author does this in a straight-forward manner.After several years work transforming my bare yard with perennials that were not nearly as xeric as claimed I've become obsessed with the beauty of the blooms and low upkeep of cacti and succulents.The use of pots for the plants has given me many creative ideas with little effort.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
Cacti and other succulents plants once thought isolated to dessert conditions can now be found in every horticultural zone bringing a very special beauty and versatility to even the most novice of gardener's efforts. "Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants For Every Climate" by Gwenn Moore Kelaidis (one of the foremost experts on Rock gardening, co-owner of the mail-order nursery Rocky Mountain Rare Plants, and who also operates a Denver-based garden design and installation company) is a beautifully illustrated instructional guide that is replete with step-by-step growing instructions, practical care tips, creative ideas and resources for the inclusion of these easy-to-grow plants within the context of virtually any garden design be it urban, suburban, or rural. Whether as ground covers, container plants, embedded with perennials, or used in emulation of shrubs, "Hardy Succulents" covers all these areas, as well as providing practical information that includes Reference Maps; a Glossary, Resources, and an Index. "Hardy Succulents" is a thoroughly 'user friendly' and prized addition to any personal, professional, or community library Gardening & Horticultural reference collection.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By B. Woo on May 27, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book was not as informative about the care of succulents but lots of nice photos with names of plants.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on February 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
I like plants. I recently took sort of an inventory of the plants we have in our home, planted in our yard (and our yard includes deep woods), and even a somewhat hurried inventory of the plant books I have on my bookshelves. To my surprise I found that a great many of the plants I attend, cultivate and enjoy fall into the category of succulents. I suppose there are reasons for this; two primary ones come to my mind almost instantly.

First, succulents are hard to kill. I am quite good at killing off plants. Succulents can take a tremendous about of neglect and abuse and still thrive, look good and reproduce.

Secondly, I simply like them. They are extremely pleasing to my eye, can be rather spectacular and for the most part easy to control.

The book being reviewed here, `Hardy Succulents' is a pure joy to read and is simply packed with good information. The photographs are top of the line. The text is easy to read, understandable and very well written. While it may be a bit lacking in minute detail as to some of the more technical aspects of growing these amazing plants, it is never-the-less quite adequate for the beginning, average and advanced gardener.

There are other books that go into much more details as to being species specific, but this work gives a very good overview of varieties and families that are available and most importantly, it gives good advice as to how to keep these plants alive and thriving with a minimum of hassle.

One of my hobbies is building miniature gardens, both outside and inside. I find this category of plant to be aesthetically perfect for my particular needs and perfect to work with in what I attempt to create.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Lorelei Diamond on November 15, 2008
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This book has wonderful photos.If you love sedum, gardening or
beauty in any form you will enjoy looking at the pages of this book.
Written so you feel you are conversing with a friend. Delightful to
read. May not give as much detailed information on growing conditions etc.but no other book I have found has any more.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By K. Tsutsumida on November 22, 2008
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As a collector and grower of succulents for over 40 years, I highly recommend this as an addition to your library. Living in Mediterranean climate areas all my life, I have found it difficult to find resources for growing non-cactus succulents and this fills another niche.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ruth E. Pierce on May 5, 2008
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Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate Very informative and easy to understand. Great for Southern California gardeners.
Saved my Succulents from the over watering death!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Abby R. Scheibe on March 5, 2010
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Not only does this book open your eyes to the true beauty of the succulent in the COLD climate, but also how to incorperate it into new and existing perennial beds...I cant wait to plant these amazing jewels this Spring!
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