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Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate

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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 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jess by: olympia public library
Shelves: 2009, growing
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
Jun 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
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
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Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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!
Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
The pictures are nearly all labeled with plant information, and the pictures themselves are just gorgeous throughout! That should be a requirement of all garden books in my opinion - and this one delivers if you have any interest in succulents at all.
Jul 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, nonfiction
A beautiful book, I just wish it had more information. Specifically, a section on diagnosing disease/problems would have been great.
Jun 25, 2008 rated it liked it
Wish this book had more information on how to cactus. Especially the ones I am interested in growing.
Jun 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, gardening
a little bit hard to follow ... lots of great pictures though. I think I need an idiots guide to succulents instead perhaps.
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