The Complete Illustrated Guide to Growing Cacti & Succulents

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The definitive practical reference on identification, care and cultivation, with a directory of 400 varieties and 700 photographs Everything you need to know about identifying, buying and growing cacti and succulents An A-Z directory of over 400 varieties of cacti and succulents, alphabetically organized by genus and with at-a-glance information on suitable habitat and growing conditions Full botanical information on growth, spread, size and flowering is given for each variety A comprehensive step-by-step techniques section demonstrates how to care for and maintain these unique plants Advice on selection and planting, with ideas on the best ways to combine them in your garden design Over 700 specially taken photographs for easy identification of specimens and varieties from all over the world A glossary and plant lists help you build a wonderful collection and nurture and maintain it successfully Spiky, smooth, round, long or thin, cacti and succulents come in all shapes and sizes. The purpose of this book is to help you know, enjoy and care for your plants, whether you are growing them for the decorative impact of their physical form and flowers or just to delight in their unusual and striking character. The comprehensive introduction explains the botany and classification of cacti and succulents, and an inspiratonal section includes inspiring design ideas for display in the home, from growing them in grand outdoor jardinieres to pretty painted pots on a kitchen windowsill. The photographic plant directory lists over 400 varieties of cacti and succulents, alphabetically organized by genus. For each variety information is included on growth, spread, size, flowering and habitat. The section on care and cultivation provides step-by-step guidance on all aspects of buying, planting and maintaining cacti and succulents, ensuring gardening success whatever your level of experience. Techniques for planting, propagation, grafting and maintenance are fully demonsrated. With over 700 photographs, a glossary and helpful plant lists, you are guaranteed success with your collection.

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Miles Anderson is a collector of cacti and succulent plants. He owns and runs the Miles' to Go cacti and succulent nursery in Tuscon, Arizona. Miles has contributed to a number of articles and books.Peter Anderson is a highly respected photographer, specializing in gardens, landscapes and people. His work has appeared in a number of books, including TimpsonÆs Time Paths and The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening, and in several gardening and home interest magazines, among them GardenersÆ World and Homes and Gardens.Terry Hewitt has been a collector of cacti and succulent plants for the last 40 years; for over 25 of those he has been growing them commercially at Holly Gate Cactus Nursery in Sussex. A lecturer and writer, Terry has contributed to many articles and books, including The Royal Horticultural Society GardenersÆ Encyclopedia of Plants and The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents. The cactus garden, at the nursery, has been featured on TV and radio and has appeared in various gardening magazines. www.hollygatecactus.co.uk

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