Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties

Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties

Author: Debra Lee Baldwin
Publisher: Timber Press
Copyright: 2013
Number of Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781604693935

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!

Table of Contents:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Part One: Enjoying, Growing, and Designing with Succulents
    • Why Succulents are Seductive
    • Keeping Your Succulents Fat and Sassy
    • Composing Great-Looking Succulent Gardens and Containers
  • Part Two: How-to Projects that Showcase Succulents
    • Succulent Cake-Stand Centerpiece
    • Succulent Squares
    • Living Picture Vertical Garden
    • Low-Light Dish Garden
    • Hanging Basket of Mixed Succulents
    • Succulent-Topped Pumpkins
    • Succulent Topiary Sphere
    • Special-Occasion Succulent Bouquet
  • Part Three: 100 Easy-Care Succulents
  • Suggestions for Further Reading
  • Metric Conversions and Plant Hardiness Zones
  • Credits
  • Index



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