The Gardener's Guide to Cactus

The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes

By Scott Calhoun

 “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.

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Review quotes

“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
 

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Number of pages
228
Publication date
January 31, 2012
ISBN
9781604693805