Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate. Gwen Kelaidis, Saxon Holt.

Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate.

Storey Publishing, 02/2008. Item #25130
ISBN: 9781580177009

From the Publisher;


From agaves to ice plants, and from sedums to sempervivums, hardy succulent
plants bring beauty, versatility, and intrigue to perennial gardens in every
hardiness zone. No longer relegated to desert climates, succulents offer
extraordinary color, texture, durability, and ease of care. It's no wonder
succulents are some of the hottest plants to capture the attention of
enthusiastic growers in all zones.


Hardy Succulents gives gardeners everything they need to know to
select, grow, and maintain these dazzling, low-fuss plants. With step-by-step
growing instructions, practical care tips, creative ideas for use, and stunning
photographs from acclaimed garden photographer Saxon Holt, this book is as
beautiful as it is practical — one that will appeal to novices and experienced
gardeners alike.


Gwen Kelaidis, an avid horticulturist and garden designer, provides a
comprehensive overview of these unusual beauties, including tips for purchasing,
planting, weeding, and dividing. She encourages gardeners to consider the plants
when searching for autumn color and explains how succulents can solve common,
and confounding, garden problems.


Presented alongside Holt's captivating, cover-to-cover images, her insights
are sure to inspire growers of all levels and climates. Readers will delight in
succulents' unexpected colors — bronzes, grays, greens, and blues — as well as
their distinct shapes.


The first book dedicated to bringing succulents to every North American
hardiness zone, Hardy Succulents holds intriguing possibilities for
gardeners looking for dramatic ways to make bold statements.


About the Authors;


Gwen Kelaidis is one of the foremost experts on rock gardening in the
United States. She is the former co-owner of Rocky Mountain Rare Plants, a
mail-order nursery, and for 11 years was the editor of the Bulletin of the
American Rock Garden Society. Currently, she owns and operates a garden design
and installation company based in Denver, Colorado.


Saxon Holt has combined his career as a photographer with a lifelong
love of gardening. His work has appeared in dozens of books and gardening
magazines. Mr. Holt lives in northern California and works out of a unique
"outdoor studio." He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers,
the American Society of Picture Professionals, and the Garden Writers of America
Association, from which he has received two Quill & Trowel awards for his
photography.


159 pages, paperback. Storey Publishing, LLC (February 20, 2008)


 

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Price: $19.95

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