Succulents

Author: Cassidy Tuttle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615648429

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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Succulents are plants that hold water in their leaves, such as cacti, aloe, and echeveria. They have captured the hearts of crafters, decorators, and plant lovers all over the world. Always popular as an outdoor plant in warm climates, succulents have found a new popularity as a try indoor plant that's easy to care for and fun to look at. Idiot's Guides: Succulents includes: * Everything needed to select, pair, pot, and care for succulent plants. * Snapshots of 100 of the most popular varieties of succulent plants, including care, color, hardiness, pairing, and a full-color photo for each. * 16 beautiful craft projects with how-to steps and color photos, including picture frames, wreaths, terrariums, centerpieces, and bouquets. * Tips on successfully propagating new succulents from existing plants. * Extensive advice on choosing pots and unique planters, repotting succulents, and pairing varieties for maximum impact. * An index of succulents by color and height that gives readers another tool for selecting the succulents that will look.

Succulents Simplified

Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties

Author: Debra Lee Baldwin

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693932

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Succulents are hot. And Debra Lee Baldwin, the bestselling author of Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens, is the ideal guide for gardeners, crafters, and DIYers looking for an introduction to these trendy, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants. Along with gorgeous photos packed with design ideas, Debra offers her top 100 plant picks and explains how to grow and care for succulents no matter where you live. Step-by-step projects, including a cake-stand centerpiece, special-occasion bouquets, a vertical garden, and a succulent topiary sphere, will inspire you to express your individual style. Whether you’re a novice or veteran, have an acre to fill or a few pots, live in Calexico or Canada, Succulents Simplified is a dazzling primer for success with succulents wherever you live!

Cacti and Succulents

An illustrated guide to the plants and their cultivation

Author: Graham Charles

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977863

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Beautifully illustrated and highly accessible, this essential guide to cacti and other succulents is both a practical manual and a source of reference and inspiration for all enthusiasts. More than 250 different species or genera, and their natural habitats are described.Topics covered include the unique nature of succulents; the natural environment; history, classification and nomenclature; watering, feeding, general care and propagation; pests and diseases; profiles of cacti and other succulents. Beautifully illustrated with 420 colour transparencies.

Essential Succulents

The Beginner's Guide

Author: Ken Shelf

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 9781641522557

Category: Gardening

Page: 184

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Learn to grow and design with succulents using the simple, step-by-step guidance in Essential Succulents. In recent years, succulents have become increasingly popular for their low-maintenance use as indoor decoration and in home gardening. In Essential Succulents, budding succulent enthusiasts will gain the know-how needed to begin growing, decorating with, and enjoying these amazing plants. From simple houseplants and drought-friendly landscaping to decorative wreaths and trendy mason jar terrariums, Essential Succulents is the ultimate guide to learning which succulents are best for beginners, along with a basic understanding of how to care for and creatively design with them. Accompanied by beautiful photography of the succulents and projects presented, Essential Succulents includes: 50 easy-to-grow succulents that can grow in a variety of environments, as well as a care guide and arrangement tips for each. 8 easy DIY projects that include step-by-step instructions and are listed in order from easiest to more challenging. Guidance for growing indoor and container succulents, including what they need to thrive--such as the right light, soil, and irrigation. Instructions for creating outdoor succulent gardens that require minimal maintenance and saves money on water. Whether you've never cared for succulents before, or are interested in deepening your understanding of them, Essential Succulents will give you the confidence you need to explore your succulent-growing passion.

Succulents

The Illustrated Dictionary

Author: Maurizio Sajeva

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9780881923988

Category: Nature

Page: 239

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"Includes more than 1,200 photographs of species and varieties from 195 different genera, and therefore it constitutes a unique work of reference for succulent enthusiasts and collectors." --Cover.

Designing with Succulents

Create a Lush Garden of Waterwise Plants

Author: Debra Lee Baldwin

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9781604697087

Category: Gardening

Page: 356

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With updated plant lists, new photography, and beautiful featured gardens, this 10th anniversary edition of Designing with Succulents is essential for anyone who wants to create a lush garden of waterwise plants.

Succulents

An Illustrated Guide to Varieties, Cultivation and Care, with Step-By-step Instructions

Author: Terry Hewitt

Publisher: Southwater

ISBN: 9781780193656

Category: Gardening

Page: 64

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This is an illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 145 stunning photographs. It features a directory of over 50 varieties of succulents, including Agave, Aloe, Cotyledon, Euphorbia, Haworthia, Kalanchoe, Lithops, Sedum and Testudinaria. It features step-by-step photographic guidance on planting, repotting, propagation by seeds and cuttings, everyday maintenance, and common pests and diseases. For each variety, full botanical information is provided on growth, spread, size and flowering, as well as suggestions for other recommended species to try. One of the great wonders of nature is the ability of plants to adapt and survive in the harshest of environments. Growing mostly in desert areas, succulents provide many fascinating examples of this. Among this plant group there is an astonishing variety of size, shape and hue to be found, ranging from Testudinaria elephantipes, with its swollen hemispherical wooden base, to stone plants such as Lithops, that are little more than a pair of swollen leaves. This book features 50 of the best varieties, and explains how to cultivate and care for them. Hardy and stoical, but also immensely varied, every grower will find a succulent to suit their tastes.

Succulents

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing, Designing, And Gro

Author: The Editors of Sunset

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 0848751752

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

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Inspiring, practical and richly photographed, this comprehensive guide offers creative ideas and DIY projects using beautiful low-maintenance, water-wise plants. Succulents are the ultimate easy-care plant: versatile, effortless to grow both indoors and outdoors, and drought tolerant. From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highlights 200 of the easiest, most useful, and gorgeous plants, and shares advice on care and cultivation. Readers will find inspiration for imaginative and exciting new ways to use succulents in striking garden designs, containers, vertical walls, and indoor arrangements, as well as step-by-step projects, such as living bouquets and terrarium ornaments. This is the essential reference for landscapers, home gardeners, and anyone looking for a thorough introduction to the perfect plant for modern times.

Success with Succulents

Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Cactuses and Other Succulents

Author: John Bagnasco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0760353581

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Loved the world over for their unique beauty and lower maintenance requirements, Success with Succulents shows you how to get the most out of your desert dwellers. Cactuses and other succulents are wildly popular in homes the world over, regardless of climate. They're resilient, beautiful, and easy to care for as long as you know what you're doing. Whether you live in a warm, dry climate and want to grow a whole cactus garden outdoors or you'd like to add one of these alluring species to your indoor windowsill, this book has what you need to pick the perfect plants for you and make them thrive. Success with Succulents is filled with both well-known and unusual species of cacti and succulents, as well as tips and techniques for caring for these water-sipping species indoors and out. With this all-inclusive guide, you'll get all the information you'll need on: Color combinations Sizes and shapes Placement and ideal soil selection Container growing Watering Fertilizing Grooming Propagation Learn everything you need to know about growing succulents! Success with Succulents also includes more than 100 plant profiles, with details that will help you succeed in gardening prickly and waxy varieties of all kinds.

The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World

A Comprehensive Reference to More than 2000 Species

Author: Fred Dortort

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604693577

Category: Gardening

Page: 344

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The plants are organized into 28 intuitively logical groups, such as succulent euphorbias, mesembryanthemums, bulbs, succulent trees, aloes, agaves, and haworthias. Each entry includes information on the plant's native habitat, its cultivation requirements, and its horticultural potential. As useful to novice growers as to collectors and those with an existing interest in succulents, this will be the standard reference for years to come.

The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents

Author: Terry Hewitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780751300499

Category: Cactus

Page: 176

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Based on the author's 30-year study with over 50,000 plants, The Complete Book of Cacti and Succulents offers a photographic A-Z which profiles more than 300 plants, with practical advice for propagating and cultivating them and imaginative ideas for display. The expert advice, supported by step-by-step photographs, covers subjects ranging from handling spiky plants to identifying pests and diseases. Catering both to enthusiastic beginners and ardent cactophiles around the world, this should be a useful sourcebook of plant species advice, ideas and inspiration.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Growing Cacti & Succulents

The Definitive Practical Reference on Identification, Care and Cultivation, with a Directory of 400 Varieties and 700 Photographs

Author: Miles Anderson

Publisher: Southwater Publishing

ISBN: 9781780190921

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 9713

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Everything you need to know about identifying, buying and growing cacti and succulents.

Happy Cactus

Cacti, Succulents, and More

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465477411

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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In-depth profiles, care tips, and display inspiration for more than 50 popular cactus and succulent varieties. Your cactus might be surviving, but is it happy? There's so much more to these little green plants than just keeping them alive. Get right to the point with practical advice from potting to propagating. Unearth the secrets of different cacti and succulents, with profiles on more than 50 popular varieties--from the cute, flowering pincushion cactus to the wacky prickly pear, discover what makes your plant unique and how it might behave when treated with a little bit of love. Find out where to put it, when to water it, what to feed it, what to look out for, and how to encourage its distinctive traits, from flower stalks to fast growth. Find inspiration for creating a showstopping cactus display. Whether you're seeking a stylish houseplant for your apartment but struggling to keep more temperamental plants alive, or you're a green-fingered cactus enthusiast determined to get your precious plant to grow and flower this year, Happy Cactus is here to answer all your questions.

Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa

Author: Gideon Smith,Neil R. Crouch

Publisher: Random House Struik

ISBN: 9781770076624

Category: Nature

Page: 136

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Twenty-five per cent of southern African flora is succulent in nature, and a remarkable forty per cent of the world's succulent plants occur in South Africa. The book will highlight the diversity of succulents that occur in the region with special emphasis on the larger groups -mesems (vygies) and aloes. The book covers approximately 250 individual species, focusing on the most common and most interesting, and each entry features a photograph and distribution map.

Herbs

A Color Guide to Herbs and Herbal Healing

Author: Jennie Harding

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785835687

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 4000

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Herbs have been used for centuries to treat major and minor ailments, and as people seek more natural approaches to health, herbal remedies have become the most popular modern form of alternative medicine. Herbs is a guide to these plants healing properties in which you’ll learn: -How to cultivate herbs at home and in the garden. -A range of common ailments and the herbs used to treat them. -Comprehensive guidance on using herbs safely. This is a beautiful and comprehensive guide to the characteristics and curative properties of 130 of the most useful healing herbs. Each spread offers a summary of the herb by its common name, its properties, uses, availability, and safety information. Herbs are shown in their various forms, and a color photograph of its leaf or flower against a black background captures the herb's beauty as never before.

Succulent Gardening

The Beginner's Guide to Succulent Container Gardens

Author: Better Guides

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511513258

Category:

Page: 42

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Succulents are the hip, new trend in gardening.These beautiful, versatile, and hardy plants are the perfect choice for you, especially if you're new to gardening. Learn how to turn your porch, patio, or home into a sanctuary with these self-maintaining, drought-resistant plants. In addition to information about succulents uniqueness and diverse varieties, you'll learn how to select, plant, and grow this lovely species, as well as how to take cuttings and propagate. You'll also learn about the practical uses of succulents - both dietary and medicinal and you'll find helpful ideas for eye-catching groupings and vertical gardens. If your past experience with gardening has led you to believe your thumb is brown, succulents are a sure way to help you realize success in all your gardening endeavors, regardless of where you live or the size of your yard or home! Beautiful Succulent GardensSurrounding ourselves with plants offers us a host of benefits that make our lives better on many fronts. Not only do plants offer us fresh oxygen while they remove harmful, airborne chemicals and poisonous gases from the air we breathe in our modern day lives, they also allow us to commune with nature, which is good for our peace of mind and overall well-being. Plants are good for the soul. In addition, plants also help reduce allergies in some people, reinvigorate our minds, reduce noise pollution and stress, and support general morale in the home and in work environments. This is why so many people dedicate much of their time and attention to gardening. The act of digging in the dirt and then watching a plant grow from a seed or a tiny start or cutting into a healthy, flourishing, and beautiful spectacle, is gratifying and brings a sense of connection with things greater than ourselves. Whether you're a seasoned or novice gardener, succulents are a great choice if you're looking to add to your current collection of plants or to delve into gardening for the first time. Here Is What You'll Learn* What Are Succulents? * Where Do Succulents Grow? * Appearance * Why Grow Succulents? * Edible And Medicinal Succulents * How To Care For Succulents * Growing In Pots * Growing Vertically * Gathering Cuttings * Choosing Succulents * Common Succulents * Exotic Succulents * Designing With Succulents * Public Succulent Gardens

Cacti and Succulents Handbook

Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of More Than 140 Common Species and Varieties

Author: Gideon F. Smith

Publisher: Companionhouse Books

ISBN: 9781620082782

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

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"Explains how to grow and care for cactus and succulent plants in the home. A gallery shows how cacti and succulents can be arranged and a directory of plants provides information on dozens of species"--Provided by publisher.

Paper Towns

Author: John Green

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140884818X

Category: Bildungsromans

Page: 305

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Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

Hardy Succulents

Tough Plants for Every Climate

Author: Gwen Moore Kelaidis

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603426824

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 8411

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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 for every North American hardiness zone, you can enjoy all the quirky vibrancy of succulents wherever you live.