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Succulents Simplified - Workman Publishing
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I received an ARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for my review. Jan 08, Tiffany Martinez rated it really liked it. I was given this book as a Christmas present and thoroughly enjoyed it. My only gripe is that it strongly focuses on designing and crafting especially in larger landscapes rather than growing as a beginner starting from a seed, prop, or nursery pot. I would also suggest reading and going through the third part of the book first to know what succulents she is referring to throughout the book. Jan 25, Cassandra rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-in Gives a good outline of succulents and succulent-friendly plants to keep in mind and provides several design tutorials that help diminish the mystery of some projects.
Liked the advice on propagation. Jun 18, Anastacia rated it it was amazing Shelves: I'm a big fan of succulents, and I mainly have succulents in my home - the only non-succulent I own is a spider plant.
I've been a fan of succulent since my first Christmas cactus when I got married for how easy they are to care for - and for how simply beautiful they are when they flower, and I've never looked back. As with other books of this type, the book is dominated by the beautiful photography of the plants. The book talks about succulent care, but also what you can do with your plants - from edibles, to crafting, to flowering.
Though the focus is on outdoor plants - something not realistic for most varieties here in MA - there's a lot of information for the indoor container gardener, too. I received a review copy for free from netgalley in exchange for my honest review. Feb 22, Nicole M.
Not a bad book per se, but somehow I felt it was a little shallow towards plants. The author seemed to only place value on the plants' aesthetic appeal rather than valuing them just for being living things. It seemed like a very humanocentric attitude to plants and gardening, focusing a lot on how the plants can please us with their looks and what we can do with them to be craftsy, rather than thinking about how we can have a reciprocal relationship with our plants where they please us and we p Not a bad book per se, but somehow I felt it was a little shallow towards plants. It seemed like a very humanocentric attitude to plants and gardening, focusing a lot on how the plants can please us with their looks and what we can do with them to be craftsy, rather than thinking about how we can have a reciprocal relationship with our plants where they please us and we please them.
I think the humanocentric attitude is most common these days, but it is my hope that it changes and more people can see the poetry and companionship of their houseplants more strongly. Jul 09, Lauren rated it liked it Shelves: plants-flora , gardening. This is a useful book if you live in hardiness zones and can grow succulents and cacti outside.
Since this is a relatively small geographic population, I was hoping for more information on container gardening, care, and indoor propogation. Her " Easy Care Varieties" included some information on the plants and their origin, but very little on identification, propogation and care - even on things as basic as soil and watering. I did pickup some tips and got a few ideas for my own container This is a useful book if you live in hardiness zones and can grow succulents and cacti outside. I did pickup some tips and got a few ideas for my own containers. I will keep looking for a better resource on the subject.
Apr 28, Salamah rated it liked it. This was a pretty good book but I would say it is not good for someone who is a beginner learning about succulents. I did love the photographs in this book which made it cool to look at. I also liked the designer projects that use the succulents to make various things.
This book also talks about how to get rid of your lawn if you want to have just a succulent garden and that was pretty interesting. Chapter 3 also has a mini dictionary that lists succulents with their names and care instructi This was a pretty good book but I would say it is not good for someone who is a beginner learning about succulents. Chapter 3 also has a mini dictionary that lists succulents with their names and care instructions. May 14, Foxglow rated it liked it Shelves: My biggest complaint about gardening books, is that they are invariably written by people from the Southwest or East by people with no idea of the complications that Northwest gardeners have to deal with.
Torrential rains one year followed by drought in the next. This was a great overview of what kinds of succulents are available. But after reading specifics about each plant I despair at finding ones that will be suitable in my environment. May 25, Phyllis rated it really liked it Shelves: plants-and-gardening.
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A good book to read as well as keep for reference. Lots of full color photos, descriptions of plants, motivating examples of landscaping and great ideas for combining various types to plant in pots. A plus is the section on "crafting" with succulents - step by step photos and descriptions of fun ideas to make. I borrowed this book from the library but it would make a great gift to have as a reference. May 13, Andrienne rated it it was amazing. Simplified is right.
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Lots of information but not too much that it becomes overwhelming. I wanted to know the names of the most common succulents and I was able to get that information here. The author shows that not all succulents can be treated the same way. This is one of those books that will be checked out often from the library.
This is like a lookbook for succulents. I got the most use out of the easy-care variety directory.
Probably most useful if you live in California and already know a lot about gardening and succulents. Could have used more illustrations Wow Great way to learn the basics and more.
Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties
Deals with both container and garden use of succulents. Deals with hardiness for climate zones. Mar 03, Anne rated it it was ok. Jan 12, Laurian rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction. Beautiful picture. It seemed to gloss over the fact that some of us I. I wanted something quite a bit more step by step rather than a before and after. View 2 comments. Aug 29, Ernesa Agovic rated it really liked it. Lot more detail than a previous book Ive read on succulents.
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May 01, Sofia Araya rated it it was amazing. Easily my favorite succulent book! Great visuals and information.
Jul 08, Marilynn Smith rated it really liked it. Very informative and useful resource with lovely photos and lots of ideas for using succulents and troubleshooting problems. May 19, Matthew rated it it was amazing. Dec 02, Lizzy rated it really liked it.