Inspiring, practical and richly photographed, this comprehensive guide offers creative ideas and DIY projects using beautiful low-maintenance, water-wise plants Succulents are the ultimate easy-care plant: versatile, effortless to grow both indoors and outdoors, and drought tolerant. From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highlights 200 of the easiest, most useful, and gorgeous plants, and shares advice on care and cultivation. Readers will find inspiration for imaginative and exciting new ways to use succulents in striking garden designs, containers, vertical walls, and indoor arrangements, as well as step-by-step projects, such as living bouquets and terrarium ornaments.This is the essential reference for landscapers, home gardeners, and anyone looking for a thorough introduction to the perfect plant for modern times.
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About the Author
Robin Stockwell is the founder of Succulent Gardens in Castroville, CA. He has been active in the nursery industry as a grower and retailer, and working with succulent plants since 1972. Robin has received numerous awards and has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and television.
Table of Contents
Foreword Flora Grubb 6
The Surfer, and Succulents Kathleen N. Brenzel 8
Succulents: A Grower's Perspective 12
Find fabulous deign ideas to inspire your own succulent garden.
Small Spaces 18
Simple designs using succulents on rooftops, in side yards, and more.
Challenging Sites 28
Ideas for planting succulents on slopes, in rockeries, and in curb stups.
Living Art 62
Fresh ways to display succulents in living pictures-on walls and mixed in beds and borders.
Sense of Place 102
Secrets for using succulents to give your garden a planted-by-nature1 look whether in a Southwest desert or on a tropical island.
Easy Projects 126
Start small, especially it you have never grown succulents. Just follow these DIY recipes to create tabletop displays, bouquets, wreaths, and gifts.
Combining succulent cuttings in vases.
Wedding Arrangements 134
How to make bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, and more.
Table Dressings 140
Easy ways to use succulents in place settings, centerpieces, and tabletop displays.
Gifts and Gift Toppers 146
Decorating gifts with succulent "hews" aim giving succulents in tiny terrariums.
Found Objects 152
Displaying succulents in or on, recycled finds such as rusty plow disks and drittwood.
Garden Art 158
Using succulents to make an outdoor wall hanging, cover a birdhouse roof or fill a wooden tabletop trough.
Hew to finish twiggy or leafy wreaths with succulents.
Seasonal Decor 170
Showing off succulents in pumpkins, on holiday trees, and more.
Making pretty container plantings.
My Favorite Plants 182
Find the plants you like, and then make a list to take to your nursery!
Succulent Selection Guide 184
Plants are listed by landscape use, from groundcovers and hedges to container plantings.
The 203 succulents are listed alphabetically on the following pages, from aeonium to senccio.
Planting and Care 246
Now that you're ready to landscape with succulents, here's all you need to know to help them grow and thrive.
Getting Started 248
Choosing the right plants and the right spot for them in your garden.
Advice on amendments and mulches.
How to prep toe bed, play with your design, and then plant.
Timing and techniques for cool-and warm-season growers.
Best ferlitizers, plus how and when to apply them.
Maintenance and Grooming 262
Practical ways to clean succulents and refresh planting beds.
Simple techniques and the best tools for the job.
Easy methods for growing your succulent collection, by dividing plants, rooting cuttings, and more.
Pests and Diseases 270
Prevention measures-and cures.
Weather Protection 272
Ways to protect succulents from frost, harsh sun, and more.
Dormant Season Care 274
How to care for succulents during their "down time," whether it's summer or winter.
Container Care 276
Guide to the best potting mixes, mulches, and container, plus tips on repotting
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants (Sunset) by Robin Stockwell is a wonderful book I was allowed to read from NetGalley and the book's publisher. This book is filled with glorious colored succulents in ways to show off your yard, patio, patio wall, home, and create gifts. It also has a delightful section on making succulents into art for wedding parties or for the wedding itself, for gifts, for home decor, and so much more. The book is a true piece of art itself with the outstanding pictures of outdoor ideas, the colorful mix, and the absolute joy of having these easy to care for plants. Of course the book has more than beauty, it has care and how-to's in here which was very handy info to have but the sheer beauty of the book is amazing.