The Garden Succulents Primer

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Succulents and rock garden plants have become popular for their ease of cultivation, diversity of form, and striking colors. Their natural drought tolerance makes them especially useful for gardens in arid climates and water-conserving gardens. The Garden Succulents Primer is a user-friendly identification guide. It includes detailed descriptions of more than 400 well-known succulents and their close relatives that will allow readers to quickly determine the family to which a succulent belongs. Descriptions are ...

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Overview

Succulents and rock garden plants have become popular for their ease of cultivation, diversity of form, and striking colors. Their natural drought tolerance makes them especially useful for gardens in arid climates and water-conserving gardens. The Garden Succulents Primer is a user-friendly identification guide. It includes detailed descriptions of more than 400 well-known succulents and their close relatives that will allow readers to quickly determine the family to which a succulent belongs. Descriptions are supported with 450 color photographs that showcase each plant's distinctive shape and color. Also includes chapters on use, conservation, cultivation, and propagation.

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Gardens Illustrated
“[The authors] help to make sense of what sometimes seems an indigestible and—certainly to northern temperate gardeners—alien group of plants.”
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“[The authors] help to make sense of what sometimes seems an indigestible and—certainly to northern temperate gardeners—alien group of plants.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881929546
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 578,187
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gideon Smith is a well-known authority on succulent plants and author of several books. He is a professor of botany at the University of Pretoria.

Ben-Erik van Wyk is a professor of botany at the Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interest is in systematic botany and plant utilization.

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  • Posted May 1, 2009

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    Excellent Info On Cactus and Succulents

    I fell in love with the succulent plants about 9 years ago, and have been increasing my library and plant collection ever since. This is one of the best books I have come across. Very detailed and comprehensive with lots of great photographs, as well as an excellent bibliography and index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    SAVE WATER. LANDSCAPE WITH SUCCULENTS.

    I have always HATED those "rock gardens" with the sparsely planted succulents and cactus. You know, the kind of front yards you see in trailor parks and older "senior living" developments. UGLY!
    This book shows us just how fabulous and EASY succulents really are. Versatile and mostly drought tolerant- a MAJOR MUST HAVE in today's conservation minded world. This book should be in most Southwestern Gardeners' libraries as well as parts of the South. Others can only dream or keep them as greenhouse or house plants. Easy to read and great tips on propagation so you can make plenty of "pass along plants" for your friends...

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