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ISBN:
0881929549
Author:
Ben-Erik van Wyk,Gideon Smith
Category:
Biological Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Timber Press (September 1, 2008)
Pages:
320 pages
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Gideon Smith, Ben-Erik van Wyk. Succulents and rock garden plants have become popular for their ease of cultivation, diversity of form, and striking colors.

Gideon Smith, Ben-Erik van Wyk. Their natural drought tolerance makes them especially useful for gardens in arid climates and water-conserving gardens. The Garden Succulents Primer" is a user-friendly identification guide. It includes detailed descriptions of more than 400 well-known succulents and their close relatives that will allow readers to quickly determine the family to which a succulent belongs

The Garden Succulents Primer. by Ben-Erik van Wyk and Gideon Smith.

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The Garden Succulents Primer Gideon Smith, Ben-Erik van Wyk.

Succulents and rock garden plants have become popular for their ease of cultivation, diversity of form, and striking colors. Their natural drought tolerance makes them especially useful for gardens in arid climates and water-conserving gardens. The Garden Succulents Primer is a user-friendly identification guide. It includes detailed descriptions of more than 400 well-known succulents and their close relatives that will allow readers to quickly determine the family to which a succulent belongs. Descriptions are supported with 450 color photographs that showcase each plant's distinctive shape and color. Also includes chapters on use, conservation, cultivation, and propagation.

  • GoodBuyMyFriends
I looked at this book for some time and I will be returning it as "misrepresented."

The subtitle is: HOW TO IDENTIFY AND GROW THE MOST POPULAR DROUGHT-TOLERANT PLANTS. I will be returning this book because it is not good at how to identify plants. I will be returning this book because it is completely ignoring how to grow the plants it shows.

HOW TO GROW. I cannot find even one horticultural tidbit about how to grow even one plant, not even any comment about cold hardiness. I thought maybe the how-to-grow part of the book was not in the actual text, so I checked the appendices - not there either!

TEXT. Speaking of text, the text is rarely more than one short paragraph. The only two exceptions of multiple-paragraph descriptions are bizarre entries for a book about "THE MOST POPULAR DROUGHT-TOLERANT PLANTS." I have never seen these "popular" plants - ever. Misrepresentation again...

IDENTIFICATION. Identification is tough or impossible for many plants. Two reasons: 1) Some plants do not have photos at all! like the Lenophyllum pusillium (sorry for the lack of italics). 2) Other photos show no foliage (only flower)in the image, making identification nigh on impossible unless the plant is flowering.

I find it inexcusable that the author or editor chose not to include any photo for L. pusillium (sic) but instead duplicated a photo of Kalanchoe tomentosa (sic) that was almost the same photo as the first! Not only are they skimping on the promised information, they are condescending to us readers - like we couldn't get it the first time with the K. tomentosa (sic).

I have seen other Timber Press books that are excellent. This one is not worth spending even $.99 plus postage.

I think somebody decided to take photos from Ben-Erik van Wyk and make a book somehow. This effort has failed miserably.
  • kewdiepie
I live in Southern California, we are in a terrible drought and my lawn looks like an old ghost town. I needed a book on Succulents so I check out about 25 from my library, read through them and this was the one that I bought to keep on hand. It is well written, well photographed and easy to use and I am not a botanist so I needed something to come to my level. When I go succulent shopping, I take this book with me. If the nursery has additional advice, I write it in the margins.
  • SmEsH
I found the primer to give very practical advice in a straight forward manner. It was well organized. It did not skip over or assume things that a beginner might not know.
  • tamada
thank you good reading arrived in good condition. very help to determine identification of succulents
  • LadyShlak
This is a super book for anyone wanting a concise overview of the whole succulent plant family. The color photos are very good and the book even has color thumb indexes on the pages so you can find things really fast. This isn't a book for detailed identification. The descriptions are genera-orientated and very short. The authors, Smith and Van Wyk have several excellent books on various succulents that go into more detail and you can't go wrong with any of them.
  • PC-rider
This is a great book for anyone interested in succulents. It was listed as "Used" abut arrived in perfect condition and was a great value.
  • Marg
excellent book for beginners and experienced gardeners who want to have descriptions of these difficult to identify plants
Let me start by stating that I have never met a plant book (or a cook book, for that matter) that I did not like or admire or find useful on some level. Well I am sorry to report to you that this offering came pretty close to that goal I was not seeking, no, no, no...not one bit!

I have had very good experiences with other Timber Press so I was rather surprised at the quality and usefulness of this book. Now I know that this is a "primer" as indicated in the title, but to be truthful, even that level of expertise supposedly being offered here simply misses the mark!

The text is almost nonexistent and what little information is given is so vague that it is difficult to glean even the slightest bit of information from it. I suppose if you did not have a clue as to what a succulent is, it might give you some inkling, but even that is rather doubtful.

The photographs are subpar, as far as I am concerned and if you desire a book to help in identification...well forget it and seek another publication. As another reviewer has pointed out, some photographs show absolutely no foliage and only the flower, which for those of you who know succulents will know that this information is almost useless...pretty...yes, but of no use what so ever.

As to cultivation and growing...forget it. You would do better sticking to the silly little tag you find stuck to many retail plants...they give more information than you will find here.

You have no idea how it hurts me to give any plant book a one star rating but I fear I must in the case of this work.

On the bright side; and yes folks, there is usually a bright side to most things, I check this one out at the library and did not have to pay a cent for it. If you feel you must read this book, then I suggest you do the same. There are so very many wonderful books out there right now, with more being published each year, that there is no excuse for something like this being on sale here.

P.S. I have seen better editing jobs than I noted in this small volume.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks