Book Review: Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants by Robin Stockwell

Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants (Sunset)Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants by Robin Stockwell

  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Sunset (January 31, 2017)
  • Publication Date: January 31, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01J6J1XLK


My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Book Blurb:

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.<br<br?

My Review:

This colorful and instructive book was packed with amazing photographs of the succulents and the instruction and details on these plants were well defined and described. I found that each section told you to step by step how to make these plants come to life in your garden.

Meeting Robin and finding that he had brought these plants into vogue through his art work, photography and his small shop in California, thoroughly intrigued me.

I enjoyed especially seeing and learning about the wall plantings. This is one guide that I can read over and over and learn more each time. I was thrilled to be offered this book by NetGalley and the publishers and reviewed it from my own free will.

With the weather warming up, I am very eager to add some succulents to my garden so that I can enjoy that southwest beauty when I go onto the patio. There are so many vibrant colors and textures, they just call out to me.  The book is filled with examples and goes a long way to encourage planting and enjoying these desert plants in less exotic landscapes.


Where to find: Succulents:

This book is available on Kindle as well as flexibound on Amazon and through Barnes and Noble.

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