Adored for their charming shapes and colours, respected for their resilience and adaptability, and just plain fun to have around succulents are the hottest home gardening trend today. A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening is a friendly guide to popular succulents, walking novices through all the basics, like: Choosing your succulents from Hens and Chicks (Echeveria) to bristly flowering cactus varieties Mixing the right soils for your succulents and preparing the growing environment Easy potting and transplanting techniques Succulent care including watering, fertilizing and providing the right amount of sun for each variety Understanding peak periods as well as seasonal traits and needs, so you can have a beautiful succulent garden year-round. This book contains all sorts of helpful tips on what to look for when buying a plant, how to troubleshoot when your succulent shows signs of distress, how to trim the leaves and stems, and how to start new plants from cuttings. Clear diagrams and at-a-glance fact sheets for each variety, as well as inspirational photos of attractively and happily-housed succulents, fill the pages of this book. Now is the time to give succulents a try! Let A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening be your guide to get you started and grow your indoor garden one succulent at a time.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 254 x 191 mm
"The title of this book suggests that it is a beginner's guide. However, I feel that it is so much more than that. For instance the greatest attribute of this book is that the author has selected over 20 popular varieties of succulents and explains in detail everything you need to know to successfully grow them. Information on each variety includes buying pointers, soil and fertilizer needs. It also includes how to transplant and how to propagate. Characteristics of each type are given along with information on the best way to grow and maintain them. Moreover the information is presented in an easy to understand format and includes many illustrations and photos." -SensibleGardening.com
"Illustrated with full-color photography and simple drawings to clarify its easy-to-follow instructions, [this] is a solid guide to over 100 types of succulent plants, including varieties of flowering cactus. Chapters discuss choosing the right type of succulent for one's purposes, mixing the right soils, watering, fertilizing, providing the correct amount of sunlight, seasonal traits, and much more. Reader-friendly and practical, A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening is highly recommended for anyone interested in cultivating these beautiful and hardy plants." -Midwest Book Review
"This is a comprehensive book aimed at beginners that will also prove very helpful to experimental gardeners. Whether you want to grow just a couple inside the house or multiples ones outside in the yard, there are suggestions here for you." -Kevin's Corner blog