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for the Contemporary Garden

Yvonne Cave
Random House

SUCCULENTS come into their own in summer, taking long, hot dry spells in their stride, often intensifying in colour as a result of the conditions. They're unbeatable in pots, rock gardens, funky courtyards and coastal landscapes.

Succulents is a comprehensive illustrated guide to the brightest and boldest species available to New Zealand gardeners, with cultivation pointers. There are also chapters on pest control and propagation.

Although there's already a glut of succulent reference books on the market, this new addition is worth owning for its clear, concise advice and clear photos.

Check out the tantalizing descriptions of some of the rarer species and then get shopping - you will want to own every one!

Crassula falcata in flower. Echeveria 'Doris Taylor'. Dioscorea elephantipes.
Crassula falcata in flower.
Echeveria 'Doris Taylor'.
Dioscorea elephantipes.

Weekend Gardener, Issue 109, October 31-November 13, 2002, Page 28

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH

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