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A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening
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Taku Furuya
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A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening

Taku Furuya


9780804851190

Tuttle


Gardening


Paperback

96 pages

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Adored for their charming shapes and colors, respected for their resilience and adaptability, and just plain fun to have around - succulents are the hottest home gardening trend today. A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening is a friendly beginner's guide to over 100 popular succulent varieties, walking novices through all the basics, like:

Choosing your succulents - from Hens and Chicks (Echeveria) to bristly flowering cactus varieties Mixing the right soils for your succulents and preparing your growing environment Easy potting and transplanting techniques Watering, fertilizing and providing the right amount of sun for each variety Understanding peak periods as well as seasonal traits and needs, so you can have a beautiful succulent garden year-round Now is the time to give succulents a try! Let A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening be your guide to get you started and grow your garden one succulent at a time.

By:   Taku Furuya
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 191mm, 
ISBN:   9780804851190
ISBN 10:   0804851190
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Taku Furuya is a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer who fell in love with succulents and cacti at an early age. He is an experienced succulents gardener who has performed selective breeding with seeds he has collected, cultivated and crossbred. He is also a frequent visitor to the Americas, where he photographs succulents in their natural habitats.


The title of this book suggests that it is a beginner's guide. However, I feel that it is so much more than that. For instance the greatest attribute of this book is that the author has selected over 20 popular varieties of succulents and explains in detail everything you need to know to successfully grow them. Information on each variety includes buying pointers, soil and fertilizer needs. It also includes how to transplant and how to propagate. Characteristics of each type are given along with information on the best way to grow and maintain them. Moreover the information is presented in an easy to understand format and includes many illustrations and photos. -SensibleGardening.com Illustrated with full-color photography and simple drawings to clarify its easy-to-follow instructions, [this] is a solid guide to over 100 types of succulent plants, including varieties of flowering cactus. Chapters discuss choosing the right type of succulent for one's purposes, mixing the right soils, watering, fertilizing, providing the correct amount of sunlight, seasonal traits, and much more. Reader-friendly and practical, A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening is highly recommended for anyone interested in cultivating these beautiful and hardy plants. -Midwest Book Review

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