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Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate
Add a touch of the unexpected to your garden. From agaves to ice plants and sedums to sempervivums, hardy succulents can bring color, texture, and versatility to perennial flower beds in any climate. This comprehensive guide offers clear growing instructions accompanied by vivid photography of these durable and beautiful plants. With tips on choosing the right varieties fo ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 20th 2008 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Oct 25, 2009 jess rated it really liked it
Recommended to jess by: olympia public library
This book is pornography for anyone with interest in succulents like sedum, chicks & hens, rock plants, cacti, yucca, etc. There is general growing advice, including types of soil, varieties of plants for various climates, watering strategies, and container gardening, which was not terribly in-depth but good enough. I'm trying to familiarize myself more with hardy succulents, mostly sedum, before we start building a green roof (on the chicken coop... not the house /yet). I'm planning on spending ...more
Living in Arizona, my skew on the word "hardy" is plants that would survive in 100+ temps. This book was centered on cold weather hardy succulents. So it wasn't that useful to me, but I did learn about a few plants I'd never heard of before. ...more
I love that this author has lived in Wisconsin, so, many parts of the book applies to my garden. I liked the photography, beautiful and inspirational. I bought the hard copy for my home library after reading the kindle version. Great resource - lots of information!