The Gardener's Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes [NOOK Book]

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At last: a book that shows readers just how easy, hardy, and rewarding cactus can be for everyone — not just specialists. Succulent plant expert Scott Calhoun picks 100 of the best cactus available and shows how they can make striking additions to your garden or serve as dazzling container specimens.

Whether you want striking form, gorgeous flowers, or a low-maintenance plant for a spot that needs little or no supplementary water, you'll find ...

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The Gardener's Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes

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Overview

At last: a book that shows readers just how easy, hardy, and rewarding cactus can be for everyone — not just specialists. Succulent plant expert Scott Calhoun picks 100 of the best cactus available and shows how they can make striking additions to your garden or serve as dazzling container specimens.

Whether you want striking form, gorgeous flowers, or a low-maintenance plant for a spot that needs little or no supplementary water, you'll find it in this friendly, informative, eye-catching guide.

  • Detailed descriptions of the 100 best cactus for gardens
  • Stunning photos
  • Expert advice on planting and care
  • How to show cactus
  • Tips for growing cactus in containers
  • Best tools and planting media
  • How to identify and avoid pests
  • Helpful lists of spineless, culinary, and scented cactus
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Editorial Reviews

Dominique Browning
…offers a clear, helpful, well-­presented text…along with reliable design suggestions.
—The New York Times Book Review
Booklist
“An outstanding volume that is both beautiful and useful.”
Garden Rant
...this is a totally amazing and really fun book.
— Amy Stewart
Su Casa Magazine
Gardeners worrying about water will also appreciate THE GARDENER’S GUIDE TO CACTUS...by Scott Calhoun, whose subtitle says it all: “The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns and Globes.” It offers a clear, helpful, well-­presented text — trust me, this is an art form all too often neglected in garden books — along with reliable design suggestions.
New Mexico Magazine
“Scott’s firsthand knowledge and experience of working with these plants shines.”
Terrain.org
"More than a primer, this useful guide provides cultivation tips for practiced gardeners."
Danger Garden Blog
"Has a little something for every garden—but it’s not overwhelming."
The New York Times Book Review
Gardeners worrying about water will also appreciate THE GARDENER’S GUIDE TO CACTUS (Timber Press, $24.95, available in early January), by Scott Calhoun, whose subtitle says it all: “The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns and Globes.” It offers a clear, helpful, well-­presented text — trust me, this is an art form all too often neglected in garden books — along with reliable design suggestions.
Country Gardens
"Gardeners new and old will close this book with an arsenal of ideas on how to take their cactus cultivation to a new level."
Pacific Horticulture
"Should be considered a definitive guide to using cacti in gardens and landscapes."
Garden Rant - Amy Stewart
"...this is a totally amazing and really fun book."
Garden Rant - Dominique Browning
"...this is a totally amazing and really fun book."
From the Publisher
"Provides cultural information in an easy-to-use structured layout…I’m thrilled to have [it] on my bookshelf."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604693805
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,104,255
  • Product dimensions: 0.01 (w) x 0.01 (h) x 0.01 (d)
  • File size: 23 MB
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Meet the Author

Scott Calhoun is an award-winning garden designer and the author of two previous books, Chasing Wildflowers and Yard Full of Sun, for which he won the American Horticultural Society's book award in 2006. Formerly the "Garden Expert" for Tucson's CBS affiliate, Calhoun now writes a weekly garden design column for The Arizona Daily Star and the Western states plant notes column for Country Gardens magazine. He's also a regular contributor to Sunset and Horticulture magazines. His Web site is www.zonagardens.com.
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