With their colorful leaves, sculptural shapes, and simple care, succulents are beautiful yet forgiving plants for pots If grown in containers, these dry climate jewels which include but are not limited to cacti can be brought indoors in winter and so can thrive anywhere in the world In this inspiring compendium, the popular author of Designing with Succulents provides everything beginners and experienced gardeners need to know to create stunning container displays of exceptionally waterwise plants The extensive palette includes delicate sedums, frilly echeverias, cascading senecios, edgy agaves, and fat trunked beaucarneas, to name just a few Easy to follow, expert tips explain soil mixes, overwintering, propagation, and .Define your individual style as you effectively combine patterns, colors, textures, and forms Discover how top designers interpret the dramatic options, in ideas ranging from exquisite plant and pot combinations to extraordinary topiaries and bonsai Expand your repertoire with plump leaved plants that resemble pebbles, stars, and undersea creatures Short on space Create vertical gardens and hanging baskets, and use daisylike rosettes in wall displays.Each of the than 300 photographs offers an inspiring idea A to Z descriptions cover 350 of the best succulents, plus companion plants Whether your goal is a gorgeous potted garden for a sunny windowsill or outdoor living area or simply making great gifts this is a comprehensive primer for creating vibrant, living works of art....
|Title||:||Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants|
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Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants Reviews
This is an excellent book on showcasing succulents. The photography alone is worth the price of the book. I understand the author takes the photos herself. Having said that, this isn't a how to book; it's more about setting up gardens, primarily in pots but also has some emphasis on outdoor gardens. There is a section on care and lists in the back of which succulents need sun or will survive in less light, etc.
The most comprehensive beautiful book on succulents you will ever find. BOught an extra for my daughter. if you want to know about the use, the care, the different types this is your book. the pictures of containers and outdoor use are top quality and very inspiring..
Debra Lee Baldwin is an author with an eye for color and arranging succulents in the home garden. She lends her vast knowledge of succulents and lends an artistic eye to her compositions that both inspire and make you understand the simplicity of organizing shapes and colors with nature. Her choice of plants is excellent for the Southern California plant enthusiast who will likely be familiar with most of her choices. She reveals the beauty of succulents when paired with colorful planters and pots of all shapes and sizes.
I had grown gardens in my backyard for many years but had never grown succulents. Since moving into a Retirement Center, I only have the balcony of my apartment available to continue my life long interest. I decided to grow succulents and cactus since they will grow in small containers, with nutrient poor cactus soil and less frequent watering. I decided I needed more information on growing these plants and ordered the book, Succulent Container Gardens.
The information is great but I had purchased this book a year ago and the colors on the pix were wonderful. Not so much with this printing, they are dull and not at all satisfying. Had I known this I would not have purchased the book.
I confess that I am late to the party on this one, but I'm glad that I've finally read Debra Lee Baldwin's 'Succulent Container Gardens.' Can it be? A gardening book with beautiful pictures AND enjoyable text? Yes, it is. The book is certainly beautifully and generously illustrated, but what stands out for me is the informative, clear, and sometimes amusing exposition. The occasional personal anecdotes reveal a practical and unfussy gardener who allows serendipity to make some of her gardening decisions. I wish I had 10 thumbs to give this thumbs up!
This is just a fabulous book filled with so many ideas for succulents. I did see it in the bookstore, but the price was outrageous. Knowing Amazon sells used books, I looked up the title. I received a wonderful book in no time. I am so pleased.
Great book with wonderful information and ideas for showng off succulents. So many of my friends have ordered it after looking at mine.