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Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate

Articles: Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate

If you ever thought that succulents lacked appeal, one look at the sumptuous photographs by Saxon Holt in this new book will change your mind. Saxon is a master at capturing the drama—and the subtleties—of the plant world. His images, alone, make Hardy Succulents worth acquiring.

But the photographs are not the only reason for acquiring Gwen Kelaidis’s book, particularly if you live away from the benign, frost-free climates along the immediate West Coast. Gwen gardens in Denver, Colorado, and maintains a substantial collection of hardy succulents there. She has consulted with other growers throughout the country to assemble a list of succulents that can be considered dependable in almost any climate below the region of the northern boreal forests. Her book will be of particular value to Pacific Horticulture readers in the Pacific Northwest and in the interior of California, well up into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

This is not, by any means, an encyclopedia of hardy succulents, but rather a discourse on their use in the garden, focusing on the best of the hardy genera for each purpose. With chapters devoted to the various garden uses for succulents, Gwen shows how succ...

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