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Designing with Succulents

Designing with Succulents (Baldwin D L)

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"Gardeners interested in contemporary trends recognize and appreciate the dramatic sculptural qualities of succulents. Now Baldwin's alluring and stimulating guide offers a wealth of design ideas melded with informative cultural advice and opens gardeners' eyes to a breathtaking variety of succulents for any situation, from formal spaces to an intimate balcony, from hillside terrain to container gardens."















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Drought Resistant Planting

Drought Resistant Planting
(Chatto B, Wooster S)

"The story of how Beth Chatto created her gravel garden on 'possibly the driest, and the most windswept, piece of soil in England' has a message of hope for gardeners everywhere. ... 'This garden was not to be irrigated in times of drought. Once established the plants must fend for themselves or die.' The results, beautifully portrayed in Steven Wooster's specially commissioned photographs taken through the seasons, testify to the triumphant outcome of the adventure."















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Dry Climate Gardening with Succulents

Dry Climate Gardening with Succulents (Folsom D B)

"The amount of information provided in such a small book is gratifying. It's only 224 pages, but you are unlikey to find this many varieties of succulents pictured in such exquisite detail even in books twice this size. And there aren't simply specimen pictures. Throughout the book there are pictures of the plants arranged in garden settings to give the gardener an idea of how these plants can be combined to create a truly magical garden."















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Garden Succulents

Garden Succulents (Hewitt T)

"This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of succulent care, providing invaluable reference for amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results."















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Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces

Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces
(Morrison S, Sweet R)

"Filled with design tips, plant ideas and over 200 photos, Garden Up! offers inspiration and how-to information for enhancing any outdoor space with vertical elements. ... Small space gardeners, DIYers and those looking to incorporate the latest vertical techniques into their gardens will appreciate sections that examine 'skinny space' planting beds, urban gardens, edibles and living walls."















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Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide

Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide (Snodgrass E & L)

"... contains photographs and cultural information for more than 200 species and cultivars of plants ... valuable data on moisture needs, heat tolerance, hardiness, bloom color, foliage characteristics, and height. Concise, accurate, and easy to use, this book is destined to become an indispensable practical reference guide, not just for architects, landscape designers, engineers, and environmentalists, but also for environmentally conscious home gardeners."















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Making Gardens Works of Art: Creating Your Own Personal Paradise

Making Gardens Works of Art: Creating Your Own Personal Paradise (Meadows K)

"Walking into Keeyla Meadows’ garden, you are struck by the sheer exuberance of plants and greeted by a riot of color that flows gracefully throughout the space. ... an award-winning garden designer and artist shows how to turn ... a garden into a work of art. ... "















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More Succulents for the Garden

More Succulents for the Garden
(Kapitany A, Schulz R)

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"This book builds on the previous (Succulents for the Garden - below) by looking at the creative aspects of using succulents in the garden through using different types such as cascading, spiney and sculptured succulents for visual effect. A nice book for highlighting all the different shapes and sizes one can find in succulents. "















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Plant-Driven Design: Creating Gardens That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit

Plant-Driven Design: Creating Gardens That Honor Plants, Place, and Spirit
(Ogden S, Springer Ogden L)

"With passion and eloquence, Scott Ogden and Lauren Springer Ogden argue that only when plants are given the respect they deserve does a garden become emotionally resonant. ... (They) challenge design orthodoxy and current trends by examining how to marry plantsmanship and design without sacrificing one to the other."















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Planting the Dry Shade Garden: The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden

Planting the Dry Shade Garden: The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden (Rice G)

"In this book you'll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light ... about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like epimediums and hellebores, and even lush foliage plants like evergreen ferns and hardy gingers, shrubs, climbers, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, annuals, and perennials ..."















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Shocking Beauty

Shocking Beauty (Hobbs T)

"Using examples from exceptional gardens throughout North America and Europe, Hobbs shows how freeing up the mind from the bonds of conventional garden design concepts can result in gardens of singular allure. Hobbs attests that we can learn from Nature how best to blend color, texture, and species of plants to create beauty in the garden. Luxuriantly illustrated ..."















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Succulent Success in the Garden

Succulent Success in the Garden
(Kapitany A, Schulz R)

"... many nice photos of succulents being used for creative garden design. A nice book for ideas on how to mass plant and design with succulents, but not a book for the container gardener really. A good ideas book ..."















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Succulents for the Contemporary Garden

Succulents for the Contemporary Garden (Cave Y)

"Succulents, with their striking forms, unusual colors, and easy-care reputation, are becoming an increasingly important design element in many contemporary gardens. Whether planted en masse, used as specimens in the garden, or featured in containers, they have much to offer landscapers and home gardeners. ... Descriptions and cultivation information for hundreds of species and cultivars in more than 60 genera ..."















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Succulents for the Garden

Succulents for the Garden
(Kapitany A, Schulz R)

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"Today succulents demonstrate their many advantages in Australian gardens and landscaping through their outstanding colour, shapes, form, and textures as well as their maintenance advantages and hardiness. With the advent of water wise gardening, more gardeners are demanding information on how to choose and use these outstanding and care-free plants. ... ground covers, borders, living mulches, fire retardants, slope stabilizers and in a host of other exciting roles."















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The Contemporary Garden

The Contemporary Garden
(Editors of Phaidon Press)

"... an illustrated survey of 100 iconic and innovative gardens in the world, spanning from the early 1920s to the present day. Accessible and easy-to-use ... this informative source book includes an unrivalled range of gardens by designers, makers, architects and land artists ... Each garden has been selected for its unique design, marking a break from traditional gardens and presenting new and sometimes conceptual designs."















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The Jewel Box Garden

The Jewel Box Garden (Hobbs T)

"Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could describe your garden as a jewel box full of beautiful plant treasures? In this sequel to the bestselling Shocking Beauty, garden impresario Thomas Hobbs shows you how. ... a luscious, full-color book ... he encourages gardeners to tap into their creativity and invest their heart and soul in creating oases of beauty — intimate spaces where they can escape the pressures of modern life."















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The Vertical Garden: From Nature to the City

The Vertical Garden: From Nature to the City (Blanc P)

"Patrick Blanc, an artist with a green thumb, has created dozens of his admired botanical tapestries in public and private spaces around the world, including the Marithé & François Girbaud boutique in Manhattan; the Jean Nouvel-designed Quai Branly Museum in Paris; the aquarium in Genoa; the Siam Paragon mall in Bangkok; and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. In this luscious, oversize, all-color book, he explains how to create plant walls using more than one thousand plants ..."















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Vertical Gardens

Vertical Gardens
(Lambertini A, Ciampi M, Leenhardt J)

"Vertical Gardens presents the most important architectural projects that embrace the emerging trend of designing and cultivating once inconceivable greenery on a vertical plane."















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