The Gardener's Guide to Succulents: A Handbook of Over 125 Exquisite Varieties of Succulents and Cacti


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$16.99  $15.80
Tuttle Publishing
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7.7 X 10.1 X 0.7 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Misa Matsuyama is a horticulturist specializing in succulents, as well as a teacher and author of several books on raising and displaying succulents. She is the creative director of sol x sol, a Japanese company selling succulent plants, pots and tools and offering inspiration to home gardeners. You can find her work on her website


"...richly illustrated and skillfully executed...Adventurous gardeners will find that Matsuyama's book, with its precise explanations and copious photos, ushers them into a fascinating world." -- Publishers Weekly
"...a good diagnostic for folks interested in learning more about these strange and beautiful living things...the 125-plus [succulents] are well photographed and described...a glossary at the end will satisfy the more scientifically curious." -- Booklist
"...The Gardener's Guide to Succulents is a great introduction...and covers an extraordinary number of species. I also have to give high praise for the photography in [it] -- it is ridiculously good with tight closeups and macro shots of each plant's most attractive characteristics." -- Big Blog of Gardening
"The Gardener's Guide to Succulents is full of everything you've ever wanted to know about the different types of succulents...Descriptive and vibrant photos are also included...a great read for adventurous gardeners, looking to take on a new project, perhaps a project outside of their comfort zone." -- Washington Gardener Magazine
"A clear, cohesive guide to growing succulents, with maintenance tips, characteristics and useful identification photos." -- Gardens Illustrated Magazine
"The book, through beautiful photos, is a guide to more than 125 types of succulents. The Gardener's Guide to Succulents provides care information for each." -- Mom Home Guide blog
"...[a] beautifully illustrated guide...Matsuyama offers gardeners plenty of bang for their buck, including strong visuals and the basics of growing and propagating popular succulents and cacti." -- Library Journal