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Gardeners and garden designers are having a love affair with agaves. It's easy to see why—they're low maintenance, drought-tolerant, and strikingly sculptural, with an astounding range of form and color. Many species are strikingly variegated, and some have contrasting ornamental spines on the edges of their leaves. Fabulous for container gardening or in-the-ground culture, they combine versatility with easy growability.

In Agaves, plant expert Greg Starr profiles 75 species, with additional cultivars and hybrids, best suited to gardens and landscapes. Each plant entry includes a detailed description of the plant, along with its cultural requirements, including hardiness, sun exposure, water needs, soil requirements, and methods of propagation. Agaves can change dramatically as they age and this comprehensive guide includes photos showing each species from youth to maturity—a valuable feature unique to this book.

About the Author

Greg Starr is a foremost proponent of Xeriscaping in the American Southwest. He is well known as an expert on low-water-use plants, and has spent most of his life popularizing and promoting the use of xeric plants such as agaves, leucophyllums, daleas, and many others. Greg owns and operates Starr Nursery, which specializes in agaves, cactus, and xeric shrubs. He has traveled extensively in agave country, both in Mexico and the United States, to study and photograph agaves in their habitats. He is a prolific writer for many respected publications. He previously wrote Cool Plants for Hot Gardens.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604691986
Author:
Starr, Greg
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
GARDENING / Climatic/Desert
Subject:
Agriculture - Crop Science
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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Home and Garden » Gardening » Garden Structure
Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
Home and Garden » Gardening » Zone and Climate Specific
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Crop Science

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