The Gardener's Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes (Paperback)

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 “Gardeners new and old will close this book with an arsenal of ideas on how to take their cactus cultivation to a new level.” —Terrain

The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus
reveals how easy, hardy, and rewarding cactus can be for home gardeners. Succulent plant expert Scott Calhoun picks 100 of the best cactus available and shows how they can make striking additions to your garden. Information includes advice on planting and care, tips for growing in containers, and details on identify and avoiding pests. Whether you want striking form, gorgeous flowers, or a low-maintenance plant for a spot that needs little or no supplementary water, you’ll find it in this friendly, informative, and eye-catching guide.

About the Author


Scott Calhoun is an award-winning author and garden designer based in Tucson, Arizona, where he lives with his wife and daughter. In his design practice, he incorporates cactus into every residential space and sees them as the plant family of the future—especially in arid parts of the world. Calhoun is the author of six gardening books. His work has earned an American Horticultural Society Book Award and a Garden Writers Association Silver Book Award. He writes a monthly garden column for Sunset magazine and has written for most national gardening magazines.

Praise For…


“It offers a clear, helpful, well-­presented text.” —New York Times Book Review

“An outstanding volume that is both beautiful and useful.” Booklist
 
“A totally amazing and really fun book.” —Garden Rant

“Scott shares his love for desert plants and the knowledge he’s acquired planting, selling, and designing with these plants for years…Scott’s book provides cultural information in an easy-to-use structured layout.” —Pacific Horticulture
 
“Has a little something for every garden—but it’s not overwhelming.” —Su Casa
 
“Gardeners new and old will close this book with an arsenal of ideas on how to take their cactus cultivation to a new level.” —Terrain
 
“More than a primer, this useful guide provides cultivation tips for practiced gardeners.” —New Mexico Magazine
 
“Scott’s firsthand knowledge and experience of working with these plants shines.” —Danger Garden
 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781604692006
ISBN-10: 1604692006
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: January 11th, 2012
Pages: 228
Language: English