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Succulents for the contemporary garden / Yvonne Cave.

By: Cave, Yvonne, 1928-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Godwit, 2002Description: 176 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869621026(pbk).Subject(s): Succulent plants -- New Zealand | Succulent plants | Plants, Ornamental | Authors, New Zealand -- Wanganui | Succulent plants -- Pictorial works | CactusDDC classification:
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Succulents, with their variety of form and colour and easy-care reputation, are becoming increasingly popular. This book helps the succulent lover to make sensible choices when deciding what species are appropriate for their contemporary garden.

Includes index.

Heritage copy shelved at: 635.9 CAV.

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Are there really connoisseurs of simple plants like succulents? The answer is yes, there are many connoisseurs of succulents. Succulents are now extremely popular and there are so many available that selection is necessary. Their attributes need to be considered and the best-suited species chosen, taking into account location and climate, and other requirements including style of growth, light factors and moisture. Our connoisseur has probably had experience in growing these plants, developed an interest in certain types of succulents and can discriminate between species. Careful selection for artistic value, the aesthetic appearance, that aristocratic style apart from the strength and health of the plant all help to create final satisfaction for the avid collector and gardener.The connoisseur uses their judgement to determine the choice of plants, reviews them from time to time and assesses their value within the collection or garden. Sometimes judicious pruning or even elimination of some species might be undertaken to observe quality and quantity, and this critical decision-making can take determination. Excerpted from Succulents for the Contemporary Garden by Yvonne Cave All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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Global warming, drought conditions, water rationing. With the environment in such a precarious state, what's a gardener to do? No need to throw in the trowel. Succulents can provide the perfect solution to some of garden design's most daunting challenges. From that veritable no-plant's land of dry, barren ground between sidewalk and foundation to lofty rooftop patios miles away from a convenient water source, there's sure to be a succulent suitable for nearly any garden environment. In this introductory guide to more than 60 genera and hundreds of species and cultivars, Cave showcases succulents' diverse forms, dramatic colors, and desirable characteristics. Starting with an overview of cultural requirements, propagation basics, and pest and disease controls, Cave goes on to profile the most popular succulents from adenia to yucca. Aimed at both the beginning gardener and the connoisseur, Cave's straightforward text is augmented by more than 350 striking color photographs that vividly depict the versatility of this often overlooked and underutilized plant category. --Carol Haggas