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

by Debra Lee Baldwin

Debra Lee Baldwin’s love for this type of plant has earned her the nickname ‟the Queen of Succulents,” but watch out! Her enthusiasm is contagious.

This beautifully illustrated book is divided into three sections. In the first section, the author tells readers how to care for succulents and how to create beautiful arrangements, in the garden or in a pot. In the second section, she suggests different decorating ideas using succulents: centerpieces, vertical gardens, succulent-filled pumpkins, bouquets, and much more. The book ends with a selection of 100 easy-care succulents.


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Garden writer and blogger, author of more than 60 gardening books, the laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson, lives and gardens in Quebec City, Canada. The Laidback Gardener blog offers more than 2,500 articles to passionate home gardeners, always with the goal of demystifying gardening and making it easier for even novice gardeners. If you have a gardening question, enter it in Search: the answer is probably already there!

3 comments on “Gardening book of the month

  1. Peter Iveson iveson

    I see a lot of cactii and Succulents when I winter i Ajijic Jalisco Mexico,am not particularly fond of them,but as a gardener I should learn about them.

  2. Love this book. Even good for those of us who can’t grow these beauties in the ground It,s really inspiring.

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