by Stephanie Rose
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Just released, I got my copy hot off the presses, in return for my contribution to it.
Softcover, and chock full of pictures of projects for your garden, this delightful book is a fun read, and one you'll revisit lots...and I'm not just saying that because I was asked for my collaboration.
Stephanie has so much imagination, much like my own.
It's refreshing to be getting ideas from someone else and then seeing how they carry it out - in a picture tutorial, in a real book.
So what did I contribute?
Have a look on pages 94-95. Here's an excerpt;
An Essay on the Best Succulents for Crafts
by Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist
Here are some plants that I've found do
exceptionally well in containers of all kinds;
The hardy succulents won't do well
indoors for the winter, so they also require special care in the
fall, preferring to spend the coldest season dormant under the snow.
Jovibarba species; these are all very
similar, and tend to make a colony or carpet of tiny rosettes thickly
covering the surface of the soil.
Sedum pachyclados – low growing pale
green notched rosettes
Sedum oreganum – lime green tinged
bronze puffy leaves on red stems
Sedum glaucophyllum – greeny blue low
Sedum spathyphyllum 'Capo Blanco' –
white, highly pruinosed foliage makes a mound
Sempervivum arachnoideum Hookeri –
pale green tinged with red in cooler temperatures
Sempervivum 'Maria Laach' – medium
sized black tipped rosettes
So, if you're looking for that perfect gift for a garden obsessed friend, or you just want to add to your own collection of inspiring crafty garden books, this is one I recommend.