Perseus Publishing 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 guide to popular succulents, 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 the growing environment
Easy potting and transplanting techniques
Succulent care—including 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
This book contains all sorts of helpful tips on what to look for when buying a plant, how to troubleshoot when your succulent shows signs of distress, how to trim the leaves and stems, and how to start new plants from cuttings. Clear diagrams and at-a-glance fact sheets for each variety, as well as inspirational photos of attractively and happily-housed succulents, fill the pages of this book.
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 indoor garden one succulent at a time.