Cacti and Succulents for Cold Climates
274 Outstanding Species for Challenging ConditionsBook - 2012
There are many reasons to grow cacti and other succulents—they're drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, and they look great. But what about hardiness? For those who thought that these spectacular plants were only for gardens in California and the Southwest, guess again—hundreds are fully cold-hardy and can be grown outdoors from New England to British Columbia, Wisconsin to Texas.
Cacti and Succulents for Cold Climates is filled with inspirational portraits of 274 plants that can be used to create drought-tolerant gardens, as well as tips from regional experts who have mastered the art of growing cacti in parts of the country not usually associated with high temperatures or a scarcity of water. Expert Leo Chance describes how to prepare planting beds, how to get plants well established, how to handle cacti during planting, how to protect plants from cold winters, and when and how much to water.
Baker & Taylor
Presents a guide to a variety of cacti, succulents, and companion plants that can thrive in cold and wet climates.
Cold-hardy cactuses do exist. Chance, a professional gardener and member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America and Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society, provides descriptions of many species of cacti, succulents, and companion plants that can thrive in colder, wetter climates if one follows his cultural tips for enhancing the hardiness of drought-tolerant plants. Chance also covers container gardening and plant propagation from cuttings and seeds. The guide includes color photographs, online plant sources, and references. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The book is primarily about the author's experiences in growing cacti and succulents outdoors in a cold climate, particularly United States Department of Agriculture Zone 5 (temperatures as low as -28 C). The book also has advice about growing plants in gardens or containers.
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