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Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants Hardcover – January 20, 2010
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In her follow-up to Designing With Succulents (2007), Baldwin presents design ideas for container gardens of every stripe: elegant to traditional, miniature to bonsai, to a chic minimalism. She shows off to great advantage the architectural qualities and jewel-like colors of succulent species in head-turning groupings that illustrate such fundamental design elements as rhythm and repetition, and in arrangements showing simple yet striking marriages between single plants and glazed pots. Baldwin will surely ignite a fire under green thumbs who are already drawn to this realm of intriguingly textural plants, with abundant examples of gorgeous private and nursery gardens abetted by succulent displays of starkly upright and cascading forms, ruffled leaves, and rosettes. Regardless of skill level, gardeners will draw on Baldwin’s expert propagation advice for a cost-cutting way to expand one’s garden. Further instructions for the care of these drought-tolerant, fleshy-leaved plants, from agaves to aloes to yuccas, include methods for overwintering, and a list of cold-hardy cacti and succulents. --Alice Joyce
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- Hundreds of ideas for great containers
- Creative ways to use colors, shapes, and textures
- Best succulents for pots, plus companions
- Small-space solutions, indoors and out
- Smart, simple plant-care techniques
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Ms. Baldwin has written many books on succulents and I'm hard pressed to decide which to buy next. I found one here at Amazon a couple day ago by her that is more about care of succulents so perhaps I'll get it next. I understand her fascination with succulents as they come in so many different shapes, sizes and even some colors such as blue. Many will bloom. They are not water hogs so they will mind their own business if one travels for a week and leaves them to their own devices. Overwatering is the worst thing one can do to a succulent or cactus. Great book.
The book itself is breathtaking in its beauty. You can see the author's expertise with photography as well as her plant and design knowledge throughout. My first use of the book was to learn more about the succulents I have been growing, and how to help them thrive (some can tolerate lower light conditions, for example). I repotted and arranged them, and then have moved forward to purchase some new plants for further experimentation.
While the book could serve as a coffee table item, please do use it to put together artful arrangements of these most stunning plants!