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Stylish succulents : Japanese inspired container gardens for small spaces / Tokiiro ; photography, Shuhei Tonami ; illustrations, Takayuki Fujikawa ; translated from Japanese by Leeyong Soo.

By: Tokiiro (Firm) [author.].
Contributor(s): Tonami, Shuhei [photographer.] | Fujikawa, Takayuki [illustrator.] | Soo, Leeyong [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Tokyo, Japan : Tuttle Publishing, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Edition: First edition.Description: 96 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780804850957; 080485095X.Uniform titles: Tanikushokubutsu seikatsu no susume. English. Subject(s): Succulent plants | Container gardening | Small gardensDDC classification: 635.9525 Summary: "Colourful and hardy succulents meet the simple principles of Japanese Bonsai and Ikebana in this unique guide to container gardening. Inexpensive projects presented along with the spare aesthetic of Japanese design will appeal to everyone from interior designers to small space enthusiasts to gardeners. Stylish Succulents approaches container gardens as an art form ranging from low-key to lush. Trendy and low-maintenance succulents come in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and textures as do containers making each project one-of-a-kind. Projects are carefully explained and include step-by-step photo instructions. Learn how to: Choose colors, shapes, and textures to fit your personal space; Utilize wall spaces with simple planters and dramatic hanging gardens; Make a succulent wreath; Create thoughtful and inexpensive gifts. Every level of gardener can create these miniature works of gardening art using containers and plants of their choosing. The possibilities are truly endless!"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Make inexpensive succulent projects with a Japanese aesthetic--whether you're an interior designer, avid gardener, small space enthusiast or gardening beginner!

Colorful and hardy succulent plants are perfect for creating Japanese-style Ikebana arrangements for any space--whether perched on your work desk, coffee table or as a centerpiece! Stylish Succulents presents a totally new approach to container gardening.

The book is divided into four chapters: Planting Succulents in Containers Using Succulents to Add Color to Walls: Creating Wreaths and Tableaux Hanging Succulents Living with Succulents
Learn to mix-and-match to create unique succulent groupings--trendy, low maintenance succulents come in hundreds of different colors, sizes, shapes and textures. Every design is carefully explained using detailed step-by-step instructions and photos, including: How to choose succulents and containers to match your personal space and mood How to utilize empty wall spaces to make dramatic hanging planters How to make a lovely wreath for the holidays How to create thoughtful and inexpensive succulent gifts for plant lovers
Gardeners of every level can create these miniature works of art using with relatively little time and money. The possibilities are truly endless!

Originally published in Japan in 2017 as Tanikushokubutsu Seikatsu no Susume.

Translated from the Japanese.

"Colourful and hardy succulents meet the simple principles of Japanese Bonsai and Ikebana in this unique guide to container gardening. Inexpensive projects presented along with the spare aesthetic of Japanese design will appeal to everyone from interior designers to small space enthusiasts to gardeners. Stylish Succulents approaches container gardens as an art form ranging from low-key to lush. Trendy and low-maintenance succulents come in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and textures as do containers making each project one-of-a-kind. Projects are carefully explained and include step-by-step photo instructions. Learn how to: Choose colors, shapes, and textures to fit your personal space; Utilize wall spaces with simple planters and dramatic hanging gardens; Make a succulent wreath; Create thoughtful and inexpensive gifts. Every level of gardener can create these miniature works of gardening art using containers and plants of their choosing. The possibilities are truly endless!"-- Provided by publisher.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Succulents are Dynamic (p. 04)
  • Chapter 1 A Little Universe in a Pot: Planting Succulents in Containers (p. 06)
  • Basic Tools and Materials (p. 08)
  • Basic Methods for Planting (p. 10)
  • A Little Composition That Fits in the Palm of Your Hand (p. 13)
  • Reaching to the Sky (p. 14)
  • Planting in a Container with No Holes (p. 16)
  • A City Veiled in Red (p. 22)
  • Life Passed Down (p. 23)
  • Immeasurable Vitality (p. 24)
  • A New Star is Born (p. 26)
  • A Landscape Where a Guardian Deity Resides
  • On Wild Earth (p. 28)
  • A Mystical Forest (p. 29)
  • The Power of Vitality and Evolution (p. 34)
  • Celebrating Shadows (p. 35)
  • The Gentleness of Pink; A Jewel on a Moonlit Night (p. 36)
  • Mr Rabbit, What Did You See That Made You Jump? (p. 37)
  • The Flowers of Succulent Plants (p. 38)
  • Memory (p. 40)
  • Quietly Listening to the Voices of Plants (p. 41)
  • Chapter 2 Using Succulents to Add Color to Walls: Creating Wreaths and Tableaux (p. 42)
  • How to Make a Succulent Wreath Using Succulents to Add Color to Walls (p. 48)
  • Seasonal Color (p. 57)
  • Tranquil Eternity (p. 58)
  • The World's Most Enduring Greenery (p. 60)
  • Just Like a Corsage (p. 61)
  • Wreath Made with Air Plants (p. 62)
  • How to Make a Tableau Wall Hanging (p. 64)
  • A Pop-out Picture (p. 69)
  • Chapter 3 Floating in the Air: Hanging Succulents (p. 70)
  • A Forgotten Forest (p. 74)
  • Prepare the Container for Hanging (p. 76)
  • Three Spacecraft Flying Through the Air (p. 79)
  • Leaving Home (p. 80)
  • Chapter 4 Living with Succulents (p. 81)
  • What is a Succulent? (p. 82)
  • Succulents Love Water! Photosynthesis Prompts a Love of Water (p. 83)
  • Creating an Environment to Promote Photosynthesis (p. 84)
  • Photosynthesis in Succulents Differs from That in Other Plants (p. 85)
  • Succulents are Not Good Indoor Dwellers Light, Air and Water are Vital for Succulents (p. 86)
  • The Charm of Succulents The Beauty of Succulents' Fall Colors (p. 87)
  • The Growth Pattern of Succulents A Little More About the Importance of Sunlight (p. 88)
  • Cultivating and Planting Tips for Succulents by Genus (p. 89)
  • Q&A: How to Grow Succulents Successfully (p. 90)
  • Our Own Journey with Succulents (p. 92)
  • To Our Readers (p. 93)
  • A Guide to Succulents
  • 1 Succulents That Grow Vertically (p. 18)
  • 2 Succulents That Spread Out (p. 20)
  • 3 Rosette Types (p. 30)
  • 4 Enjoying Haworthia (p. 32)
  • 5 Succulents for Wreaths (p. 44)
  • 6 Succulents That are Ideal for Hanging (p. 72)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

Plants sculpted in leaf and stalk, succulents show off their environment beautifully. Singly and in groups, they can appear mundane or exotic, even extraterrestrial. An escheveria can elevate a simple cup to the perfect complement for its color and shape. These qualities speak to the work of the Kondos, a husband-wife author team collectively known as Tokiiro. Here, the Japanese art of ikebana influences the designs and plantings, as Tokiiro creates totalities of plant, container, and surrounding space. The small indoor projects range from the single container and plant to multiplant arrangements that grow vertically as well as horizontally. Descriptions of the completed projects are haiku-like in their poetic economy. In addition to the plants used, every project includes "planting and growing tips." The final chapter discusses the needs of succulents in general and care of specific types. A more complete treatment of succulent projects for indoors can be found in Cassidy Tuttle's Succulents. VERDICT Gardeners will find simple to challenging projects designed with a Japanese aesthetic in this artistically presented work.-Jeanette McVeigh, Univ. of the Sciences, Philadelphia © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

The floral arrangements presented in the alluring guide to growing succulents in small containers are both idiosyncratic and striking. The authors, a married couple who work together as interior designers in Tokyo, offer less a gardening book and more a manual illustrating arrangements that can be copied or used as inspiration. For each project there's a list of plants used followed by basic planting and growing tips. The guide is light on instruction in styling techniques, and information about various plants is likewise scant, covered in a short chapter on living with succulents. The sophisticated designs draw on a variety of textures-such as the long, dangly string of pearl plant; leafy little missy; and spikes of the silver pet plant, particularly for the hanging plants. These distinctive plantings are not for novices, but they will beckon to those who find ikebana and bonsai appealing, and to the cactus-loving crowd. Color photos. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.