By Greg Starr
Gardeners and backyard designers are having a love affair with agaves. it is easy to work out why—they're low upkeep, drought-tolerant, and strikingly sculptural, with an marvelous variety of shape and colour. Many species are strikingly variegated, and a few have contrasting decorative spines at the edges in their leaves. brilliant for box gardening or in-the-ground tradition, they mix versatility with effortless growability.
In Agaves, plant professional Greg Starr profiles seventy five species, with extra cultivars and hybrids, most suitable to gardens and landscapes. each one plant access features a specified description of the plant, besides its cultural standards, together with hardiness, sunlight publicity, water wishes, soil necessities, and strategies of propagation. Agaves can switch dramatically as they age and this accomplished consultant contains photographs displaying each one species from early life to maturity—a worthy function detailed to this book.
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Agaves: Living Sculptures for Landscapes and Containers by Greg Starr