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Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate Paperback – February 20, 2008
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“I LOVE this gorgeous, inspiring, info-packed book for gardening in the Age of Climate Change and highly recommend it. “
“[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
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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.Read more ›
Diane C. Donovan
Gray on gray, doesn't do it.
The pictures to the names of the actual plants were confusing to us, as each picture might show several different plants but only one or two names associated to the picture. We were not sure which plant in the picture went with each succulent name.
To get more specific details of names to plants, we ended up supplementing this book with another reference book, The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World: A Comprehensive Reference to More than 2000 Species. Highly recommend both books and talking with your local nursery, as each sort of fills in where the other left off.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Expected more info on other hardy succulents. Was mostly about cactusPublished 1 month ago by sea phoenix
I was hoping this book would be a guide to growing cactus but it did not contain information that I needed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Columbia, MD
Exellent information about which succulents will survive in different environments. I have purchased and read many books on the subject and this has the most specific answers that... Read morePublished 12 months ago by AZPenny
Again great ways in using succulents in your landscape or in pot on a patio.
received a lot of good ideas now just need to implement.
landscaping and enhancing made easy.
Loving succulents as I do, I wanted a couple of good reference books, and this is one of them. Excellent book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Solarian