Succulent Reads

Are you interested in exploring the world of succulents? Check out these reads to inspire you and help your new house plants to thrive. 

The Gardener’s Guide to Succulents by Misa Matsuyama 

From the Publisher: The Gardener’s Guide to Succulents is a stunning visual reference identifying over 125 plants from 40 different genera of succulents and cacti. Fleshy, spiny, hairy, flowering-and coming in every imaginable shape, color and size-this plant family has captured the affection of plant enthusiasts all over the world. This book provides a beautiful overview of the diversity that succulents have to offer, presenting a wide variety of popular plants to help you create striking, aesthetically pleasing compositions.

A Beginner’s Guide to Succulent Gardening by Taku Furuya

From the Publisher: 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. 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.

Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy-Care Plants by Robin Stockwell

From the Publisher: A comprehensive guide that offers creative ideas and DIY projects using beautiful low-maintenance, water-wise plants.

Cacti and Succulents Handbook by Gideon Smith 

From the Publisher: Explains how to grow and care for cactus and succulent plants in the home. A gallery shows how cacti and succulents can be arranged and a directory of plants provides information on dozens of species.

Succulents at Home by John Tullock 

From the Publisher: Grow happy, healthy succulents Succulents have become some of the most popular houseplants, and with good reason: they’re easy to grow…most of the time. But what happens when a plant outgrows its pot? Did you know succulents can get sunburned? How do you turn one plant into more plants? In Succulents at Home, expert gardener John Tullock addresses these questions and many more. Here, readers will learn to make the most of their plants from the how and why of soil and container choice to step-by-step instructions for repotting, propagating new succulents, and creating arrangements like terrariums and wreaths. The book is complete with a catalog of 75 species-flower-shaped echeverias, pointy haworthias, flowering kalanchoes, round mammillaria cacti, and more-which explains special care instructions for each variety. Tullock’s friendly voice and years of experience, and more than 100 color photographs, make this a must-have guide for fool-proof succulent gardening. And with a focus on growing succulents to enjoy indoors, this is a book for plant lovers in all regions and climates.

Succulents by John Bagnasco

From the Publisher: Cactuses and other succulents are wildly popular in homes the world over, regardless of climate. They’re resilient, beautiful, and easy to care for as long as you know what you’re doing. Whether you live in a warm, dry climate and want to grow a whole cactus garden outdoors or you’d like to add one of these alluring species to your indoor windowsill, this book has what you need to pick the perfect plants for you and make them thrive.

Project Succulent by Baylor Chapman

From the Publisher: Succulents are among the easiest plants to care for. Requiring minimal water, a healthy dose of sunshine, and little else, these pint-size classics are popular for good reason. In this little handbook, adapted from Baylor Chapman’s The Plant Recipe Book, longtime plant obsessives and self-described black thumbs alike will find the guidance and inspiration to welcome succulents into their personal spaces in creative new ways, with the added instruction to encourage them to go off the beaten path with unconventional groupings and containers.

Container Succulents by Kentaro Kuroda and Ayako Eifuku

From the Publisher: Container Succulents is the perfect book for container gardening beginners who don’t have a lot of space to work with. The beautiful photographs of succulent decor are sure to inspire your inner gardener, interior designer and all-around house plant lover.

Happy reading and planting! 

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

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