Success with Succulents by John Bagnasco

Success with Succulents

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.Success wit...

Details Success with Succulents

TitleSuccess with Succulents
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherCool Springs Press
GenreNonfiction, Gardening

Reviews Success with Succulents

  • Kelly Hodgkins
    Success in Succulents focuses on the more technical aspects of succulent growth and care. Rich in history, each family of succulents is explained in terms of origin, ease of growth and purpose. Indoor and outdoor care to obtain the best from one’s succulents is expressed in easy-to-follow steps covering soil, placement, food and design. I found it highly informative but definitely a reference book! I read it twice to review to be sure I hadn’...
  • Girl
    I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The title of this book is self-explanatory: "Success with Succulents" is a how-to guide to caring for various species of succulents and cacti. The authors provide a general overview of these plants, and write about the basics of caring for them in various climates, both indoors and outdoors. There is a section dedicated to proper potting, followed by tips ...
  • Annie
    Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Success With Succulents is a very colorful, well photographed guide to choosing and successfully growing a broad range of cacti and other succulents. Released 5th Dec, 2017 in paperback format from Quarto - Cool Springs Press, co-authors John Bagnasco and Bob Reidmuller, Jr. have between them many decades of plant and gardening knowledge which they generously share in this easy to read and well pr...
  • Amy Bradley
    Excellent photography of different succulent species. Very clear tips and directions on propagation from both seed and cuttings. While my initial thoughts reading were “my succulent planter is all going to die” (being as I live where below zero celsius temperatures are a reality for several months of the year), as they are currently languishing in a pot on my kitchen floor with a North facing window, I realized that they haven't died yet, pro...
  • Gaby F.
    Success with Succulents by John Bagnasco and Robert Reidmuller contains a lot of inspiration for keeping and displaying cactuses and other succulents indoors or incorporating them into an outdoor garden landscape. Even without spectacular flowers those plants are fascinating to look at. They come in various geometric forms, in different sizes, look great solo, as a mass planting, or in mixed arrangements. What I like about this book are the numer...
  • Susan Csoke
    A lovely coffee table book with beautiful color illustrations. This is a step by step easy guide book with everything the reader needs to know in order to grow these amazing succulent plants. THANK YOU GOODREADS FOR THIS FREE BOOK!!!!!
  • Victoria Peipert
    A really well written overview of cactuses and succulents. A nice curtain of chapters to include well written sections on care and specific varieties. Definitely a nice option to consider if you're beginning gardening with succulents and cactuses or know someone who is!
  • Jo
    Succulents are very trendy. The success of these plants is their colourful and their adaptability. This is a 101 guide to start cultivating these beautiful plants.
    As succulent's addicted I learnt a lot from this book, which is not super long but pretty dense, more, there is a 100 list of succulents to learn from, so you have the specific plant explanation. Very good book if you are a plant lover.Come amante delle succulente, ho imparato molto da questo libro, che era breve, ma "intenso", come dire. Inoltre alla fine ci sono 100 succulente spiegate nel dettaglio e io ho potuto approfondire quelle che posseg...
  • Alexis
    This a great book for the plant lover. It helps define the differences between cacti and succulents, and outlines some good instructions for pest control and care for these plants as houseplants. The pictures were beautiful, and have given me something to watch out for when I go to a plant store. The back contains some popular succulents that you may see in a store, or already have. I found my Eve's Needle included and was interested to see how l...
  • roxi Net
    The first chapter alone got me - 'What are cactuses and what are succulents?" -- something I had wondered myself (although I thought it was 'cacti'?). There is a great explanation in this beautiful book, and it includes cultural uses which is something I find fascinating. I was happy to see photos of cacti I own(ed), and knew that this book would be for me. I think it would make a great gift to cacti/succulent lovers as well as a great resource.
  • Beth
    Beautiful photographs, intriguing history, helpful tips, and a 100-plant guide to some of the most interesting and unique plants on the planet.*Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • Sheryl Normandeau
    John Bagnasco and Bob Reidmuller's new book Success with Succulents: Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Cactuses and other Succulents is comprehensive, yet easily accessible - the ideal title for both novice and experienced growers of these marvelous plants.  Not just restricted to houseplants, the book covers outdoor varieties as well, and offers tips for winterizing tender plants indoors if your climate isn't favourable.  The first part of the...
  • Polly Krize
    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.As a lifelong gardener, I am always looking for more and more information on the astonishing variety of succulents. This guide gives good basic tips of their care, planting, and your enjoyment of them. So much more than jade plants (although these are gorgeous plants in their own right)!
  • Len
    I received my copy via a Goodreads giveaway. I found the categorizations even more helpful than the text and photos; overall, a very helpful book.