Success with Succulents
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 cactuses and succulents, as well as tips and techniques for caring for these water-sipping species indoors and out. From color combinations, sizes and shapes, and placement to ideal soil selection, container growing, watering, fertilizing, grooming, and propagation, learn everything you need to know about growing succulents. The book also includes more than 100 plant profiles, with details that will help you succeed in gardening prickly and waxy varieties of all kinds.

Success with Succulents Details

TitleSuccess with Succulents
Author
ReleaseDec 5th, 2017
PublisherCool Springs Press
ISBN-139780760353585
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GenreNonfiction

Success with Succulents Review

  • Nostalgia Reader
    January 1, 1970
    I don't rate these types of books, but it would be a solid 4 stars if I did.Succulents have always fascinated me, and I’ve always thought it would be fun to cultivate a succulent garden. This books is the perfect introduction to this subject, and I’d definitely recommend it for anyone who is seriously thinking about bring succulents into their garden or home.Despite their hardiness, succulents can be quite fragile if the proper water and light conditions aren’t adhered to; the light requirement I don't rate these types of books, but it would be a solid 4 stars if I did.Succulents have always fascinated me, and I’ve always thought it would be fun to cultivate a succulent garden. This books is the perfect introduction to this subject, and I’d definitely recommend it for anyone who is seriously thinking about bring succulents into their garden or home.Despite their hardiness, succulents can be quite fragile if the proper water and light conditions aren’t adhered to; the light requirement is especially important to take into account when growing succulents inside your house rather than out in the garden. The authors provide many useful tips for optimizing your succulent selection to fit the hardiness and location(s) that you are planning to plant in.The book starts off with an introduction ot succulents in general, going over the basic families of succulents and their differences, then it delves into methods and tips for growing these plants both outside and inside, and it ends with an extensive mini-encyclopedia of common succulents, complete with frost tolerance, watering recommendations, and a brief history of the species. Vibrant photos throughout create a book that’s not only informative but lovely to look at. The only thing that I felt was “missing” that could have been helpful for beginning succulent growers were some sample garden plots, optimized for different climates. However, the information contained within would likely be enough for a reader to figure out their own selection of plants.Again, definitely recommended for those who are thinking about succulent gardening for the first time!Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy to review!(Cross posted on my blog.)
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  • GONZA
    January 1, 1970
    As succulent's addicted I learnt a lot from this book, which is not super long but pretty dense, more, there is a 100 list of succulents to learn from, so you have the specific plant explanation. Very good book if you are a plant lover.Come amante delle succulente, ho imparato molto da questo libro, che era breve, ma "intenso", come dire. Inoltre alla fine ci sono 100 succulente spiegate nel dettaglio e io ho potuto approfondire quelle che posseggo. Volume bello e utile se siete amanti delle pia As succulent's addicted I learnt a lot from this book, which is not super long but pretty dense, more, there is a 100 list of succulents to learn from, so you have the specific plant explanation. Very good book if you are a plant lover.Come amante delle succulente, ho imparato molto da questo libro, che era breve, ma "intenso", come dire. Inoltre alla fine ci sono 100 succulente spiegate nel dettaglio e io ho potuto approfondire quelle che posseggo. Volume bello e utile se siete amanti delle piante!THANKS TO NETGALLEY FOR THE PREVIEW!
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  • roxi Net
    January 1, 1970
    The first chapter alone got me - 'What are cactuses and what are succulents?" -- something I had wondered myself (although I thought it was 'cacti'?). There is a great explanation in this beautiful book, and it includes cultural uses which is something I find fascinating. I was happy to see photos of cacti I own(ed), and knew that this book would be for me. I think it would make a great gift to cacti/succulent lovers as well as a great resource.
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful photographs, intriguing history, helpful tips, and a 100-plant guide to some of the most interesting and unique plants on the planet.*Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Victoria Peipert
    January 1, 1970
    A really well written overview of cactuses and succulents. A nice curtain of chapters to include well written sections on care and specific varieties. Definitely a nice option to consider if you're beginning gardening with succulents and cactuses or know someone who is!
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  • Jo
    January 1, 1970
    Succulents are very trendy. The success of these plants is their colourful and their adaptability. This is a 101 guide to start cultivating these beautiful plants.
  • Alexis
    January 1, 1970
    This a great book for the plant lover. It helps define the differences between cacti and succulents, and outlines some good instructions for pest control and care for these plants as houseplants. The pictures were beautiful, and have given me something to watch out for when I go to a plant store. The back contains some popular succulents that you may see in a store, or already have. I found my Eve's Needle included and was interested to see how large it can grow in a warmer climate. Very informa This a great book for the plant lover. It helps define the differences between cacti and succulents, and outlines some good instructions for pest control and care for these plants as houseplants. The pictures were beautiful, and have given me something to watch out for when I go to a plant store. The back contains some popular succulents that you may see in a store, or already have. I found my Eve's Needle included and was interested to see how large it can grow in a warmer climate. Very informative.
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  • Gaby F.
    January 1, 1970
    Success with Succulents by John Bagnasco and Robert Reidmuller contains a lot of inspiration for keeping and displaying cactuses and other succulents indoors or incorporating them into an outdoor garden landscape. Even without spectacular flowers those plants are fascinating to look at. They come in various geometric forms, in different sizes, look great solo, as a mass planting, or in mixed arrangements. What I like about this book are the numerous color photographs that not only show the beaut Success with Succulents by John Bagnasco and Robert Reidmuller contains a lot of inspiration for keeping and displaying cactuses and other succulents indoors or incorporating them into an outdoor garden landscape. Even without spectacular flowers those plants are fascinating to look at. They come in various geometric forms, in different sizes, look great solo, as a mass planting, or in mixed arrangements. What I like about this book are the numerous color photographs that not only show the beauty of individual succulents from close up, but also how different plants can be combined indoors and outdoors for a greater visual impact. Living in a climate with temperatures around freezing in the winter I am happy to find a couple of succulent species in this book that can be planted outdoors and tolerate this kind of weather. I love the care instructions with many tips that I did not know about, for example the moisture meter hack. After reading the detailed descriptions on how to propagate succulents I cannot wait trying it myself with the sedums on my windowsill.
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