Sunday
Jan262014

(Additions in 2015 not yet added to list) Books on the Home Shelf - Reviews Not Published

Cacti & Succulent Specific Reference

  • CACTI THE ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY, Rod & Ken Preston-Mafham
  • AGAVES, YUCCAS, AND RELATED PLANTS, A Gardeners Guide, Mary & Gary Irish
  • AGAVES OF CONTINENTAL NORTH AMERICA, Howard Scott Gentry
  • THE SPLENDID SANSEVIERIA, B. Juan Chahinian
  • THE CACTUS FAMILY, Miles anderson
  • THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CACTI & SUCCULENTS, Miles Anderson with Consultant Terry Hewitt
  • SUCCULENT PLANTS OF THE WORLD, A Comprehensive Reference to More than 2000 Species, Fred Dortort
  • THE GREAT CACTI, ETHNOBOTANY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY, David Yetman
  • THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO GROWING CACTI & SUCCULENTS, A Comprehensive Guide to Identification, Care and Cultivation, Miles Anderson with Consultant Terry Hewitt
  • THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CACTI, Over 1200 Species Illustrated and Identified, Clive Innes & Charles Glass
  • A GUIDE TO GROWING PACHYCAUL & CAUDICIFORM PLANTS, Philippe de Vosjoli
  • PACHYFORMS II BONSIA SUCCULENTS, Philippe de Vosjoli, Rudy Lime

Cactus & Succulent Design Related

  • HARDY SUCCULENTS, Tough Plants for Every Climate, Gwen Moore Kelaidis with Photographs by Saxon Holt
  • FLOURISH, A Visionary Garden in the American West, Panayoti Kelaidis Denver Botanic Gardens
  • THE HOT GARDEN, Landscape Design for the Desert Southwest, Scott Calhoun
  • DESERT PLANTS AT THE HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS, Gary Lyons
  • CACTI AND SUCCULENTS, An Illustrated Guide to the Plants and Their Cultivation, Graham Charles
  • THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO CACTUS, The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes, Scott Calhoun
  • DESIGNER PLANT COMBINATIONS, 105 Stunnning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer, Scott Calhoun
  • CACTUS, The Most Beautiful Varieties and How to Keep Them Healthy, Elisabeth Manke
  • WATER-WISE PLANTS FOR THE SOUTHWEST, Nan Sterman, Mary Irish, Judith Phillips, Joe Lamp'l
  • SUCCULENT CONTAINER GARDENS, Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-CarePlants, Debra Lee Baldwin
  • YARD FUL OF SUN, The Story of a Gardener's Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand, Scott Calhoun
  • ARCHITECTURAL PLANTS, What to Grow and How to Grow It, Christine Shaw
  • XERISCAPE PLANT GUIDE, 100 Water-Wise Plants for Gardens and Landscapes, Denver Water, American Water Works Association
  • PLANTS FOR DRY CLIMATES, How to Select, Grow & Enjoy, Mary Rose Duffield & Warren Jones
  • DESERT LANDSCAPING FOR BEGINNERS, Arizona Master Gardeners
  • MONTH BY MONTH GARDENING IN THE DESERT SOUTHWEST, Mary Irish
  • THE DESERT GARDENER'S CALENDAR, Month by Month Guide, George Brookbank
  • SUCCULENTS FOR THE GARDEN, Attila Kaptany & Rudolf Schulz

Precious Older Books (Many titles are gone, but these remain)

  • CACTI AND SUCCULENTS, The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening, 1978 HB
  • WHAT KINDA CACTUS IS ZAT?, Reg Manning 1941 Printed 1970
  • WHAT KINDA CACTUS IS ZAT?, Reg Manning 1941 Printed 1949
  • NATIVE PLANTS FOR CALIFORNIA GARDENS, Lee w. Lenz, 1936
  • PORTRAITS OF NATURE, Roy Purcel, 2001
  • GREAT AMERICAN DESERTS, National Geographic Society, 1971
  • ABC'S OF NATURE, Reader's Digest, 1984
  • CROCKETT'S VICTORY GARDEN, 1st Edition 1977
  • CROCKETT'S INDOOR GARDEN, 1st Edition, 1978
  • THE VICTORY GARDEN, THE ESSENTIAL COMPANION, Three Volumes in One: Three Volumes in One: Masters of the Victory Garden, The NewVictory Garden, and The Victory Garden Landscape Guide, Jim Wilson, Bob Thommmpson, and Tom Wirth, WGBH Education Foundation

Simple Botany, Field Guides, and "Coffee Table Beauties" (Some of these "Botany References" are for children or the grandchild you may be lucky enough to share a hobby with; some are for interested amateurs, and don't pretend to be college level source material; The Field Guides, Ethnobotany, and Stunning Pictorials are truely enjoyable coffee table books for people that love the desert and desert plants)

  • SOIL SCIENCE SIMPLIFIED 4th Edition, Helmut Kohnke & D. P. Franzeeier
  • BOTANY FOR GARDENERS 3rd Edition, Brian Capon
  • THE BOTANY COLORING BOOK, Paul Young
  • PLANT IDENTIFICATION TERMINOLOGY, Illustrated Glossary, James G. and Melinda Woolf Harris 
  • BOTANY Illustrated Introduction to Plants, Major Plant Groups, Flowering Plant Families, Janice Glimn-Lacy & Peter Kaufman
  • BOTANY IN A DAY, The Patterns Method of Plant Identification, Thomas J. Elpel
  • NATIVE PLANTS OF SOUTHERN NEVADA, An Ethnobotany, David Rhode
  • NATIVE PLANTS FOR CALIFORNIA GARDENS (Field Guide)Lee W. Lenz
  • MOJAVE DESERT WILDFLOWERS, (Field Guide), Pay MacKay
  • 70 COMMON CACTI (Field Guide), Pierre C. Fischer, Southwest Parks and Monuments Association
  • CACTI OF THE DESERT SOUTHWEST (Field Guide), Meg Quinn
  • HANDBOOK ON TROUGHS, North american Rock Garden Society
  • DESERT WILDFLOWERS OF NORTH AMERICA, Ronaly J. Taylor
  • CACTI, AGAVES, AND YUCCAS OF CALIFORNINA AND NEVADA, A Photo Journal, Stephen Ingram
  • ON THE TRAIL OF THE DESERT WILDFLOWERS, A Photo Journal, Hugh Crumpler

Horticultural References

  • ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDENING, The American Horticultural Society
  • ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDEN PLANTS, The American Horticultural Society
  • FLORA, Two volumes, Plant Names, & CD, Timber Press

Container Gardening (Mostly Indoor)

  • THE INDOOR GARDEN BOOK, The Complete Guide to the Creative Use of Plants and Fowers in the Home, John Brookes
  • GROWING BEAUTIFUL HOUSEPLANTS, Illustrated Guide to Selection & Care of More than 1000 Varieties, Rob Herwig
  • CONTAINER GARDENING, Indoors & Outdoors, Stephanie Donaldson and Peter McHoy
  • THE HOUSE PLANT EXPERT, Dr. D. G. Hessayon
  • THE HOUSE PLANT EXPERT BOOK TWO, Dr. D. G. Hessayon
  • THE CONTAINER EXPERT, Dr. D. G. Hessayon

 

 

 

Friday
Jul312009

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Succulents (Hardcover)

by Gordon Rowley -- 1978 256pgs.

In the forward, the author describes his attempt to distance himself from the usual format of an encyclopedia.  In his words, "...an overall view of succulents as one element of the world flora, noting their distinguishing features in structure mode of life, habitat, reproduction and survival, their evolution and their systematic classification."  This book is written in a manner that will appeal to the neophyte as well as the more experienced cactophile.  Considerable information on cultivation, propagation and care.  Also well organized and illustrated.

This book is available in our lending library.

reviewd by Dick Askew.