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Book: Succulents Simplified – Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties


Succulents Simplified – Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties, introduces the best succulents for gardens and containers, explains how to grow and use them, and gives step-by-step methods for design-oriented projects.

Succulents Simplified is a complete primer on choosing, growing, and designing with succulents. Along with gorgeous photos packed with design ideas, Debra offers her top 100 plant picks and explains how to grow and care for succulents no matter where you live. Step-by-step projects, including a cake-stand centerpiece, special-occasion bouquets, a vertical garden, and a succulent topiary sphere, will inspire you to express your individual style.

Whether you're a novice or veteran, have an acre to fill or a few pots, live in Calexico or Canada, Succulents Simplified is a dazzling primer for success with succulents wherever you live!

Author: Debra Lee Baldwin
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Timber Press; 5.5.2013 edition (May 21, 2013)
Language: English
Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.7 x 8.8 inches

Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties

About the Author

Debra Lee Baldwin, the bestselling author of Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens, specializes in showing how top floral and garden designers use dynamic, sculptural succulents in a wide variety of eye-catching applications. Her own garden, which has been in Sunset and Better Homes & Gardens, is in the foothills northeast of San Diego, where temps range from below freezing to upwards of 100 degrees.

Succulents, Debra explains, "are plants that drink responsibly. They store water in fleshy leaves and stems to survive dry spells, like when you forget to water them. They're a terrific option for good-looking, low-maintenance landscapes and containers."

Debra, a garden photojournalist, got her to start writing about homes, gardens, architecture, and interior design for the San Diego Union-Tribune, then went on to scout, write and shoot for major magazines. In 2005, her editor at Sunset suggested she do a book on succulents. "That changed my life," Debra says.


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