The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants
By Robin Stockwell
Soft Cover - 288 pages
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, SUCCULENTS (Oxmoor House; Flexibound; January 31, 2017; $24.95) 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.
As a grower, Robin Stockwell learned that gardeners often choose specific plants once seeing them used in someone else’s garden, or in a bouquet. SUCCULENTS is set-up to be that inspiration. SUCCULENTS is organized in a user-friendly way that will guide experts and home-gardeners alike. The chapter Inspirations (pg 16) shows ideas from various gardens that use succulents creatively in all kinds of spaces, from narrow side yards to rooftops while the chapter Easy Projects (pg 126) introduces ideas on bringing succulents indoors to showing off succulents in vases, containers, on birdhouses, and more.
Once inspired, readers can turn to My Favorite Plants (pg 182), which profiles over 200 kinds of plants and gardeners who are looking for a plant with a special job to do in their garden can look to the chapter, Succulent Selection Guide (pg 184/5). This chapter lists the best succulents to use as ground covers, hedges, edgings, and more.
Replete with color photography of hundreds of succulents and details throughout, SUCCULENTS will inform current fans or the newest fans to succulents with important information such as how big a certain plant grows, when it blooms, plus its water and exposure needs.
Lastly, readers can turn to Planting and Care (pg 246) for tips on how to shop for healthy succulents, how often to water, feed and the overall care for your succulents.
This is the essential reference for landscapers, home gardeners, and anyone looking for a thorough introduction to the perfect plant for modern times.
About the Author
Robin Stockwell is the founder of Succulent Gardens in Castroville, CA. He has been active in the nursery industry as a grower and retailer, and working with succulent plants since 1972. Robin has received numerous awards and has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and television.