Succulent Paradise: Twelve Great Gardens of the World [NOOK Book]

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Most botanical gardens include succulents in their collections; few are devoted solely to them. In Succulent Paradise, the reader is taken on a verbal and visual tour of twelve exceptional succulent gardens. See how a handful of landscaping and horticultural visionaries have juxtaposed indigenous and exotic plants with a blend of natural and created landscaping elements. Experience the impact and style of gardens in locations as diverse as steeply terraced Mediterranean cliffs, dusty Karoo plains, Mexico City’s ...
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Succulent Paradise: Twelve Great Gardens of the World

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Overview

Most botanical gardens include succulents in their collections; few are devoted solely to them. In Succulent Paradise, the reader is taken on a verbal and visual tour of twelve exceptional succulent gardens. See how a handful of landscaping and horticultural visionaries have juxtaposed indigenous and exotic plants with a blend of natural and created landscaping elements. Experience the impact and style of gardens in locations as diverse as steeply terraced Mediterranean cliffs, dusty Karoo plains, Mexico City’s metropolis, California’s canyons, and the red desert of Arizona. The authors have visited gardens around the world dedicated to the display, cultivation and propagation of succulent plants. In Succulent Paradise, they have expressed their love of these tenacious, yet surprisingly glamorous, plants as well as appreciation for those whose vision and persistence has variously created abundance, promoted conservation, and left a legacy for future generations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432302818
  • Publisher: Random House Struik
  • Publication date: 9/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • File size: 97 MB
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Meet the Author

Gideon F. Smith is South Africa’s most prolific author on succulent plants. He is Chief Director for Biosystematics and Biodiversity Collections at the South African National Biodiversity Institute, professor of plant science at the University of Pretoria, and a research associate at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. Through his interests in the biology and classification of succulent plants, as well as landscaping and horticulture, he is involved in various national and international environmental research associations.

Estrela Figueiredo is a research associate at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, and at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. Her interests are in the African flora, plant classification, and sustainable gardening and landscaping. She has authored or co-authored books on aloes, ferns and the Angolan flora.

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