The Gardener’s Guide to Succulents: A Handbook of Over 125 Exquisite Varieties of Succulents and Cacti


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The Gardener’s Guide to Succulents: A Handbook of Over 125 Exquisite Varieties of Succulents and Cacti Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Tuttle Publishing
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Pages: 96 Illustrations and other contents: over 125 varieties; color photos & diagrams Language: English ISBN: 9780804851060 Categories: , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Gardener’s Guide to Succulents is a stunning visual reference identifying over 125 plants from 40 different genera of succulents and cacti. Fleshy, spiny, hairy, flowering-and coming in every imaginable shape, color and size-this plant family has captured the affection of plant enthusiasts all over the world. This book provides a beautiful overview of the diversity that succulents have to offer, presenting a wide variety of popular plants to help you create striking, aesthetically pleasing compositions. This succulent guide includes information about: What each variety needs and where it thrives Plant characteristics, with ratings on ease of growth and maintenance requirements Ideas for group plantings and illustrated tips on indoor planting Striking identification photos, rich in color and contrast This succulent encyclopedia is a useful resource for everyone-from cacti beginners looking to decorate their living space to serious gardeners hoping to expand their outdoor succulent plantings.

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"...richly illustrated and skillfully executed...Adventurous gardeners will find that Matsuyama's book, with its precise explanations and copious photos, ushers them into a fascinating world." -- Publishers Weekly "...a good diagnostic for folks interested in learning more about these strange and beautiful living things...the 125-plus [succulents] are well photographed and described...a glossary at the end will satisfy the more scientifically curious." -- Booklist "A clear, cohesive guide to growing succulents, with maintenance tips, characteristics and useful identification photos." -- Gardens Illustrated Magazine

Author Biography

Misa Matsuyama is a horticulturist specializing in succulents, as well as a teacher and author of several books on raising and displaying succulents. She is the creative director of sol x sol, a Japanese company selling succulent plants, pots and tools and offering inspiration to home gardeners. You can find her work on her website