Cacti & Succulents for Cold Climates

274 Outstanding Species for Challenging Conditions

Author: Leo J. Chance

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692642

Category: Gardening

Page: 328

View: 3754

Presents a guide to a variety of cacti, succulents, and companion plants that can thrive in cold and wet climates.

Cacti and Succulents for Cold Climates

274 Outstanding Species for Challenging Conditions

Author: Leo J. Chance

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604694246

Category: Gardening

Page: 328

View: 2046

There are many reasons to grow cacti and other succulents—they're drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, and they look great. But what about hardiness? For those who thought that these spectacular plants were only for gardens in California and the Southwest, guess again—hundreds are fully cold-hardy and can be grown outdoors from New England to British Columbia, Wisconsin to Texas. Cacti and Succulents for Cold Climates is filled with inspirational portraits of 274 plants that can be used to create drought-tolerant gardens, as well as tips from regional experts who have mastered the art of growing cacti in parts of the country not usually associated with high temperatures or a scarcity of water. Expert Leo Chance describes how to prepare planting beds, how to get plants well established, how to handle cacti during planting, how to protect plants from cold winters, and when and how much to water.

Hardy Succulents

Tough Plants for Every Climate

Author: Gwen Moore Kelaidis

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603426824

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 3230

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.

Designing with Succulents

Create a Lush Garden of Waterwise Plants

Author: Debra Lee Baldwin

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604698314

Category: Gardening

Page: 356

View: 6858

“Designing with Succulents is inspiring, practical, and complete—a treasure for any gardener who loves these otherworldly beauties.” —Kathleen N. Brenzel, Sunset Succulents offer dazzling possibilities and require very little maintenance to remain lush and alluring year-round. No one knows them better than the Queen of Succulents, Debra Lee Baldwin. This new, completely revised 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 50 companion plant profiles. Lavishly illustrated with 400 photographs, you’ll find everything you need to visualize, create, and nurture a thriving, water-smart succulent garden.

The Gardener's Guide to Cactus

The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes

Author: Scott Calhoun

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692006

Category: Gardening

Page: 227

View: 1639

At last: a book that shows readers just how easy, hardy, and rewarding cactus can be for everyone Ñ not just specialists. Succulent plant expert Scott Calhoun picks 100 of the best cactus available and shows how they can make striking additions to your garden or serve as dazzling container specimens. Whether you want striking form, gorgeous flowers, or a low-maintenance plant for a spot that needs little or no supplementary water, you'll find it in this friendly, informative, eye-catching guide. Detailed descriptions of the 100 best cactus for gardens Stunning photos Expert advice on planting and care How to show cactus Tips for growing cactus in containers Best tools and planting media How to identify and avoid pests Helpful lists of spineless, culinary, and scented cactus

Succulent Container Gardens

Design Eye-catching Displays with 350 Easy-care Plants

Author: Debra Lee Baldwin

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 088192959X

Category: Gardening

Page: 248

View: 6668

The award-winning author of Designing With Succulents explains how to design, plant and nurture succulents outdoors in pots of any size and provides information on how to overwinter succulents indoors, in a book that includes easy-to-use lists of plants by key design criteria.

Succulents Simplified

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

Author: Debra Lee Baldwin

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604695161

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 2901

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!

The Garden Succulents Primer

Author: Gideon Smith,Ben-Erik Van Wyk

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 7208

Provides descriptions of more than four hundred succulent plants and their relatives along with information on such topics as conservation, cultivation, and propagation.

The Plant Lover's Guide to Sedums

Author: Brent Horvath

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693924

Category: Gardening

Page: 230

View: 3499

Featuring vibrant photographs, this educational resource for plant-driven gardeners provides an abundance of information on sedums—easy-to-grow flowering perennials with succulent foliage that are drought tolerant.

A Cactus Odyssey

Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina

Author: James D. Mauseth,Roberto Kiesling,Carlos Ostolaza

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881925265

Category: Nature

Page: 306

View: 5515

This book presents the stories of three avid field biologists who over the course of 15 years frequently traveled together in search of cacti in Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina. The conversational style of this travelogue allows us to share in the authors' excitement as they encounter plants that have rarely, if ever, been written about. Nearly 195 remarkable color photographs accompany the vivid descriptions of unusual cacti growing alongside non-succulent plants, at altitudes of 8000 feet or more-and even in rainforests! A Cactus Odyssey will interest gardeners, travelers, and conservationists from around the world who wish to learn more about these irresistible plants, and it is the hope of the authors that this book will inspire others to undertake their own cactus odyssey.

High and Dry

Gardening with Cold-hardy Dryland Plants

Author: Robert Nold

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 0881928720

Category: Gardening

Page: 420

View: 5839

Leavened with humor and rueful wisdom, Nold's pithy descriptions zero in on each plant's outstanding ornamental characteristics while giving the reader an accurate idea of what to expect from the plant's performance in the garden." "Although Nold addresses himself primarily to western gardeners, anyone with an interest in hardy, drought-tolerant plants will find in these pages an abundance of tempting possibilities with which to experiment."--BOOK JACKET.

The Bold Dry Garden

Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Author: Johanna Silver

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697725

Category: Gardening

Page: 236

View: 1804

“For those of you—and your numbers are growing—gardening in drought-stricken parts of the country, The Bold Dry Garden will quench your thirst for inspiration.” —New York Times Book Review Ruth Bancroft is a dry gardening pioneer. Her lifelong love of plants led to the creation of one of the most acclaimed public gardens, The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California. The Bold Dry Garden offers unparalleled access to the garden and the extraordinary woman responsible for it. In its stunningly photographed pages, you’ll discover the history of the garden and the design principles and plant palette that make it unique. Packed with growing and maintenance tips, profiles of signature plants for a dry garden, and innovative design techniques, The Bold Dry Garden has everything you need to create a garden that is lush, waterwise, and welcoming.

Succulents

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing, Designing, And Gro

Author: The Editors of Sunset

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 0848751752

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 8604

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

View: 8770

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.

Container Garden Idea Book

Author: Editors & Contributors of Fine Gardening

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600853951

Category: Gardening

Page: 218

View: 7303

An illustrated guide to container gardening includes more than 300 photos, plant recipes, and practical design information on container gardens of all shapes and sizes. Original.

Encyclopedia of Exotic Plants for Temperate Climates

Author: Will Giles

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 0881927856

Category: Gardening

Page: 440

View: 9219

"With more than 1500 species and cultivars described, the Encyclopedia of Exotic Plants for Temperate Climates covers many plant groups, including aroids, bananas, gingers, bromeliads, cacti, yuccas, ferns and palms. Detailed cultivation advice enables gardeners of all levels to make informed choices from an expansive plant palette." --NHBS Environment Bookstore.

Pilosocereus (Cactaceae)

the genus in Brazil

Author: Daniela C. Zappi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780951723449

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 6637

The New Exotic Garden

Author: Will Giles

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781840006926

Category: Design

Page: 120

View: 6711

Celebrate a new, adventurous style of gardening—one where vibrant colors, large and lush leaves, and dramatic shapes hint at tropical climes. Will Giles proves that both subtropical and Mediterranean-style plants can be grown as easily in temperate as in hot climates. In addition to individual chapters on the different styles of plants, a practical guide offers step-by-step instructions on growing a range of exotics, plus a directory of key plants to grow in your own garden.

Sempervivum

A Gardener's Perspective of the Not-So-Humble Hens-And-Chicks

Author: Kevin C. Vaughn

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764355127

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 3599

Sempervivum have long fascinated gardeners and are useful plants for gardening situations in which other plants might fail. Many people are aware of only a single, rather uninteresting green cultivar, but selections from the wild and the work of hybridizers have resulted in over 7,000 cultivars with a range in size from 1/2 in. to over one foot in diameter and colors from gold to black. Clearly the gardener has never had a better choice. This book covers all aspects of their history, taxonomy, culture, propagation, hybridizing, people involved in the production of Sempervivum, and a long list of cultivars that are recommended for the gardener. Color illustrations show not only the cultivars, but garden uses and cultural practices.

The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents

Author: Terry Hewitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780751300499

Category: Cactus

Page: 176

View: 9026

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.