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The Best Books for Succulent Enthusiasts

The Best Books for Succulent Enthusiasts

Best Succulent Books


Designing with Succulents

Debra Lee Baldwin has long been renowned as the Queen of Succulents. She has rightfully earned this title as she has spent years studying, photographing, and becoming an expert in all things succulents. This updated version of her original publication of Designing with Succulents features endless design inspiration, valuable care and cultivation info, and over 400 beautiful images – A must have for anyone serious about succulents!

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Designing with Succulents by Debra Lee Baldwin

 


Succulents Simplified

Taking on a more refined approach, Debra Lee Baldwin’s Succulents Simplified, helps readers navigate through basic succulent care and propagation. You’ll find design ideas, DIY projects, and much more!

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Succulents Simplified by Debra Lee Baldwin

 


Succulent Container Gardens

Geared towards planting succulents in containers, Debra Lee Baldwin’s Succulent Container Gardens offers readers an understanding of how to develop their own style and successfully create stunning succulent displays.

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Succulent Container Gardens by Debra Lee Baldwin

 


Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing…

Garden expert and owner of the Succulent Gardens in Castroville, California, Robin Stockwell offers readers a guide on succulent knowledge and design with Succulents: the Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants. Inside you’ll find inspiration on how to use succulents in landscaping, vertical gardens, indoor planters, and everyday garden projects.

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Succulent Guidebook

 


The Little Book of Cacti 

The cutest little coffee table book, with a modern and simple aesthetic. The Little Book of Cacti details 60 different varieties of succulents and care tips for each. A must have for any trendy succulen-tuer!

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Little Book of Cacti

 


DIY Succulents

This DIY book is filled with more than 35 ideas for easy succulent design projects. Inside you can learn how to create a living wreath, a topiary succulent ball, a birch log planter, and so much more! Perfect for anyone looking to get more creative with your designs, this step by step guide will get your wheels and creative juices flowing.

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DIY Succulents

 


Succulents (Idiot’s Guide)

This Idiot’s Guides to Succulents is a foolproof resource for growing, caring, and designing with succulents. With profiles on over 100 different varieties, diy projects, and more this book breaks it all down and makes even the more complicated topics simple. A perfect introduction to succulents for beginners, this book includes a little bit of everything.

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Succulents - Idiot's Guide

 


Hardy Succulents

“The only book dedicated to establishing the low-fuss succulent far beyond its traditional desert setting,” Hardy Succulents provides you with a comprehensive collection of the hardiest varieties of succulents, in combination with which zones in North America they are most suited for. This is a perfect book option for anyone that lives in a tricky climate but still wants to have a solid succulent collection regardless!

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Hardy Succulents

 


Under the Spell of Succulents

Under the Spell of Succulents contains 800 stunning images, detailing the major succulent categories and the unique botanical structures of these addicting plants. Jeff Moore’s mission with this book is to inspire more people to welcome this succulent subculture into their homes and gardens, as many people are unaware of the bounty and versatility in design that can be created. You can easily get lost in the beautiful photos and designs in this book, and if you aren’t already, you will very quickly be pulled “under the spell” of succulents!

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Under the Spell of Succulents

 

 


Aloes and Agaves in Cultivation

Again, Jeff Moore presents us with over 1000 stunning photos of Aloes and Agaves in Cultivation, and allows us to gain a deeper insight into the mesmerizing world of, more specifically, Aloes and Agaves. We consider both of these books by Moore must haves for any succulent design & landscape enthusiasts!

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Aloes and Agaves in Cultivation by Jeff Moore

 


The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus

“All Cacti are Succulents, but not all Succulents are Cacti”

Keeping this in mind, the vast world of Cacti stands alone and deserves a book just to itself. The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus is the ultimate compilation of cacti types, care, hardiness zones, and all the good to know info when growing & planting these striking, and perhaps intimidating, plants. If you are a fan of these prickly plants, this book is a must have! A favorite in our collection for the detail and attractive layout of its pages.

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The Gardener's Guide to Cactus

 

 


Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents

Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents is a fabulous resource to gain design inspiration, and tips for caring and incorporating these plants in your homes and gardens. This book includes really neat and unusual projects for designs that you may have never seen before – Seasonal arrangements, themed arrangements, event designs, more.

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Planting Designs for Cactus and Succulents

 


Agaves Living Sculptures for Landscapes and Containers

Like Cacti, Agaves are some of the most striking and intimidating plants in the succulent world. If you’re anything like us, these plants just HAVE to be in our garden – no succulent landscape design is complete without their fabulous spines and textures. This book breaks down the different varieties and details how each plant grows, it’s environmental history, and it’s landscape value.

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Book on Agaves

 


The Bold Dry Garden

Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden, literally – this book is packed with growing and maintenance tips, profiles of signature plants, and innovative design techniques learned over the life time of Ruth Bancroft herself. The Bold Dry Garden has everything you need to create a garden that is lush, waterwise, and knowledge driven, welcoming garden of your own.

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Succulent Books

 


Succulent Plants of the World

Succulent Plants of the World is like the encyclopedia of succulents. While this book might not have the most attractive images, it is still a must have for anyone who feels like a succulent nerd like us, and wants to know all the most unusual species and varieties of succulents grown in all the different parts of the world, along with their histories.

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Succulent Plants of the World

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