Designing with Succulents
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Designing with Succulents : Create a Lush Garden of Waterwise Plants

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Succulents offer dazzling possibilities, requiring only minimal maintenance and very little water to remain lush and alluring year-round. And no one knows them better than the Queen of Succulents, Debra Lee Baldwin. This new, completely revised second edition of her bestselling classic is a design compendium that is as practical as it is inspirational. Designing with Succulents shares design and cultivation basics; hundreds of succulent plant recommendations; and profiles of 50 easy-care, drought-tolerant companion plants. Featured gardens from designers and creative homeowners show the stunning potential of these otherworldly plants. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 400 photographs, you will find everything you need to visualize, create, and nurture a thriving, water-smart succulent garden.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 356 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 30mm | 1,202.02g
  • Timber Press
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Second Edition, Revised ed.
  • 400 colour photographs
  • 1604697083
  • 9781604697087
  • 11,466

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"A masterly book about the creative use of succulents in modern landscapes." --John Bagnasco, host of Garden America radio show "Takes the mystery out of these fascinating plants. The book is well illustrated, full of good information, and eminently readable." --Brian Kemble, curator of the Ruth Bancroft Garden; board member of Cactus and Succulent Society of America "Another classic with amazing photos. From images that show you what can be done, to explanations that help you do it, this is a must-have for succulent gardeners." --Ken Altman, president of Altman Plants "Many people know about succulents, but using them in the landscape is another matter. Designing with Succulents shows us how; it's inspiring, practical, and complete--a treasure for any gardener who loves these otherworldly beauties." --Kathleen N. Brenzel, Sunset "Home gardeners as well as those looking for a 'Zen' book-cation of browsing gorgeous plant photographs should read (and purchase!) Designing with Succulents. Readers will be inspired by both plants and design, and take away principles and projects to incorporate more beauty into their surroundings and everyday lives." --NYBG's Plant Talk "If you liked Debra Lee Baldwin's first edition of this book published 10 years ago, then you will definitely have to have a copy of this complete re-write, which includes several featured succulent gardens from designers and dedicated homeowners. . . . a book every succulent lover needs." --Garden Design Magazine "Thanks to Baldwin's expertise on succulents from propagation to design, beautiful photographs, and personable writing style, [Designing with Succulents] retains its well-deserved status as the bible for succulent gardeners." --Digging "A completely revised edition of this bestselling classic. . . . lavishly illustrated." --Alpine Garden Society Journal "Revamped." --Booklist "Has everything to keep the succulent lover entertained and plenty of knowledge to help a new gardener become an expert." --Phoenix Home and Garden "Gardeners new to these plants will find both useful information and inspiration in this book. Experienced growers of succulents also will discover motivation to explore possibilities for refining their gardens and containers, and enjoying gardening with succulents." --The Santa Cruz Sentinel "The second edition of Designing with Succulents is an instant classic. It's a must-have for any succulent lover, even if you already own the first edition." --Succulents and More "Helped launch worldwide interest in succulent plants." --The Valley Roadrunner -A masterly book about the creative use of succulents in modern landscapes.- --John Bagnasco, host of Garden America radio show -Takes the mystery out of these fascinating plants. The book is well illustrated, full of good information, and eminently readable.- --Brian Kemble, curator of the Ruth Bancroft Garden; board member of Cactus and Succulent Society of America -Another classic with amazing photos. From images that show you what can be done, to explanations that help you do it, this is a must-have for succulent gardeners.- --Ken Altman, president of Altman Plantsshow more

Back cover copy

Everything you need to create a beautiful, waterwise garden Bursting with practical and appealing uses for succulents, this completely revised edition of a best-selling classic shows how low-water lovelies will enhance your garden. Debra Lee Baldwin, the acclaimed authority on all things succulent, reveals design and cultivation basics, offers hundreds of plant recommendations, and shares stunning, verdant gardens filled with these living sculptures.show more

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