UNIQUE: One of the only books dedicated to succulent garden design featuring stunning, modern photography. Most other succulent books focus on indoor applications and crafts, and the few garden-centric books available contain outdated photography and design.
PRODUCT FEATURES: Trade paper original with flaps, with 150 full-color photos of gorgeous residential gardens plus close-ups of the fantastic forms and features of individual succulents.
ACCLAIMED GARDEN DESIGNER: “This is truly one of the most spectacular succulent-centric private gardens I’ve seen. It was a standout even in a town where succulents play a prominent part in public and private landscaping. A beautiful slice of succulent heaven.”—Gerhard Bock, Succulents and More, on Gabriel Frank’s design of the Marino garden in Morro Bay, California.
MEDIA COVERAGE: Not just limited to gardening media, succulents are also loved by lifestyle, home, and design media. Succulent books like The Bold Dry Garden (2016) and Xerophile (2017) were featured in the New York Times upon their release.
EXPANDED ZONES: While succulents typically grow best outdoors in warm climates like the West, Southwest, and South, Striking Succulent Gardens discusses the spread of succulents to the Northwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and more, and provides a list of cold-hardy succulents. The chapter on outdoor container gardens explains the steps for bringing containers indoors for the winter, making succulent gardens accessible to gardeners in all USDA Zones.
“Gabriel Frank has long been on my radar as one of the finest landscape designers specializing in succulents. He combines extensive knowledge with a keen eye for aesthetics. Gabe’s excellent book shows and explains what you need to create your own strikingly beautiful succulent garden.”—Debra Lee Baldwin, bestselling author of Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified
“With water an ever more precious resource throughout the western United States and beyond, Striking Succulent Gardens couldn’t be more timely. Many books recommend succulents for water-wise landscaping. But Gabriel Frank, with a designer’s eye for stunning arrangements of plants and the practical know-how for growing them, shows how to choose easy-care combos of all kinds of succulents to make the water-wise garden of your dreams.”—Pam Penick, founder of Digging garden blog and author of The Water-Saving Garden
“So many designers incorporate succulents in their designs these days, but few do it as well as Gabriel Frank. His painterly use of color, texture, and structure bring the spaces to life. His signature feeling, flow, and careful plant selections take my breath away. I’ve had the luxury of sitting in his gardens for hours, absorbing every detail. And now, with these pages, you can do the same. Enjoy!”—Nan Sterman, water-wise gardener, author of Hot Color, Dry Garden, and host/producer of public television’s A Growing Passion
“Instructive, entertaining…[Gabriel Frank] shares tips for small spaces, encouraging city-dwelling gardeners to draw out a plan if space is tight, and addresses cold climate needs. He also instructs on building planters and shares helpful garden design advice…all of which is enlivened by vibrant photos and his playful approach…Frank will inspire gardeners at all levels to turn their eye to succulents.”—Publishers Weekly
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