The Plantfinder's Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents

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9780715309254: The Plantfinder's Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents
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This guide takes an in-depth look at the cacti and succulents genera. The main characteristics of each of the 21 families covered in the book are described and cultivation tips are offered to ensure vigour and flowering and propagation tips are aimed at beginners and specialists. Further chapters explore the history and conservation of the genera and provide an informed background to the plants. The detailed plant descriptions in the A-Z of cacti and other succulents are comprehensive and include the origins of each plant, growing requirements, propagation tips and conservation concerns.

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This book serves as a perfect introduction for the serious collector. The photographs are so sharp that "ID"ing is possible. -- Peg Spaete "Hobby Greenhouse" (03/26/2000) Ten two-page plates and other color photos confirm that succulents can be as dramatic as rainforest flora. One of the best on the subject for beginners and experienced growers alike. -- George Cohen "Booklist" (07/01/1999) The book for those who love unusual plants that are easy to grow. -- Marty Figley "Michigan Observer and Eccentric" (12/30/1999) Takes an in-depth look at the genera that make up this fascinating group of plants. -- Suzanne Hively "Cleveland Plain Dealer" (11/12/1998) The Plantfinder's Guide series ... is proving to be a source of good, well-constructed and informative manuals. -- Brent Elliott "Bookseller" (02/18/2000) Grantham and Klassen have achieved a modern approach to cultivation and a fresh insight which will appeal to beginners and more experienced growers alike. -- Tom Jenkins "Garden (Peterborough)" (03/21/2000) Superb color pictures complement the thorough text lovingly written by two men fascinated by the diverse textures, shapes, colors, and often stunning flowers of these plants. -- Judy Glattstein "Home Monthly" (09/01/1999) A worthy addition to any plant person's library and especially so for the admirer of cacti and succulents. . . . Amply and beautifully illustrated, this book also includes cultural information for almost all featured plants. A magnificent book. I have seldom been as interested in the color photographs in a book, they are simply lovely... It will be of great help to all but the true expert, and even an expert would find some new information, I am sure of that. -- John E. Bryan "Gardening Newsletter" (09/01/1999) I have no hesitation in saying I think you will enjoy this publication. Its charm is in the fact that it is written by experienced amateur hobbyists for other hobbyists in an informative yet easy read manner. Add outstanding color photos and lots of them -- and you have a winner. -- Marina Welham "Amateurs' Digest" (05/06/2003) Before even turning the cover, a glance at the authors' names will tell you that the contents of this publication is reliable.... The format of this book is comfortable, the array of color pictures is eye-pleasing, and the text is proven. This book is recommended for growers of cacti and succulent at any stage from beginner to the experienced. -- Peg Spaete "Hobby Greenhouse" (03/26/2000) "With increasing American interest in a southwestern gardening style, the publication of "The Plantfinder's Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents" couldn't have come at a better time.[T]his book provides very useful information on cacti and succulents and will, I believe, spawn more interest in these often-overlooked garden plants." --David Salman, American Gardener, September/October 1999 "One of the best on the subject for beginners and experienced growers alike." --George Cohen, Booklist, July 1, 1999 " With increasing American interest in a southwestern gardening style, the publication of "The Plantfinder's Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents" couldn't have come at a better time.[T]his book provides very useful information on cacti and succulents and will, I believe, spawn more interest in these often-overlooked garden plants." -- David Salman, American Gardener, September/October 1999 " One of the best on the subject for beginners and experienced growers alike." -- George Cohen, Booklist, July 1, 1999 With increasing American interest in a southwestern gardening style, the publication of "The Plantfinder's Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents" couldn't have come at a better time.[T]his book provides very useful information on cacti and succulents and will, I believe, spawn more interest in these often-overlooked garden plants. -- David Salman "American Gardener" (09/01/1999)

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Book Description David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: new. First edition. 192 pages. With coloured frontispiece, decorated title, plates & illustrations. This guide takes an in-depth look at the cacti and succulents genera. The main characteristics of each of the 21 families covered in the book are described and cultivation tips are offered to ensure vigour and flowering and propagation tips are aimed at beginners and specialists. Further chapters explore the history and conservation of the genera and provide an informed background to the plants. The detailed plant descriptions in the A-Z of cacti and other succulents are comprehensive and include the origins of each plant, growing requirements, propagation tips and conservation concerns. Size: Quarto. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Horticulture & Gardening; Biology, Natural History & Botany; Britain/UK; 1990s; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 000535. Seller Inventory # 000535

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