Succulents Simplified – by Debra Lee Baldwin


Succulents Simplified by Debra Lee Baldwin

Paperback: 272 pages

Publisher: Timber Press (May 21 2013)

ISBN-13: 978-1604693935

Synopsis: Whether you’re a novice or veteran, have an acre to fill or a few pots, live in Calexico or Canada, Succulents Simplified is a dazzling primer for success with succulents wherever you live! Debra Lee Baldwin, the Queen of Succulents, profiles the 100 top plant picks and includes basic information on how to grow and care for succulents no matter where you live. Step-by-step projects, including a cake-stand centerpiece, special-occasion bouquets, a vertical garden, and a succulent topiary sphere, will inspire you to express your individual style.

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If you follow my social channels, you have seen my new interest in plants – succulents in particular. So I was super excited to be sent Succulents Simplified to read and review.

This book is filled with so much practical knowledge for a beginner or intimidate succulent owner.  I really enjoyed the 100 easy-care succulent types as well as the overall format of the book – it is truly a practical guide, versus a novel. There are checklists, side notes, tips throughout the book. This is a great companion for succulent lovers.

One thing that this book doesn’t include a lot of is tips on continuous care and propagation tips. I feel that if this information was  included this book would become the ultimate succulent guide that would be a MUST have for all succulent owners.  Maybe a sequel is in the works…?

Rating: 8/10

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Thomas Allen & Sons *

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