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Most botanical gardens include succulents in their collections; few are devoted solely to them. In Succulent Paradise, the reader is taken on a verbal and visual tour of 12 exceptional succulent gardens.See how a handful of landscaping and horticultural visionaries have juxtaposed indigenous and exotic plants with a blend of natural and created landscaping elements. Experience the impact and style of gardens in locations as diverse as steeply terraced Mediterranean cliffs, dusty Karoo plains, Mexico City's metropolis, California's canyons, and the red desert of Arizona. The authors have visited gardens around the world dedicated to the display, cultivation and propagation of succulent plants.In Succulent Paradise, they have expressed their love of these tenacious, yet surprisingly glamorous, plants as well as appreciation for those whose vision and persistence has created abundance, promoted conservation, and left a legacy for future generations. This book features 12 of the world's top succulent gardens on three continents (Africa, Europe, Americas). Stunning photography captures the spirit of each garden. Accurate species identification makes this more than just another gardening book.South AfricaKaroo Desert National Botanical Garden, Worcester, Western CapeObesa Gardens, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern CapeFranceEze Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze), Cote d'AzurJardin Botanique Les Cedres, Cote d'AzurMonacoJardin Exotique de Monaco, Cote d'AzurItalyThe Hanbury Garden at La Mortola, Ligurian RivieraSwitzerlandSukkulenten-Sammlung, ZurichUnited StatesBoyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, ArizonaDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, ArizonaThe Huntington Desert Garden, San Marino, CaliforniaThe Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CaliforniaMexicoJardin Botanico del Instituto de Biologia de la UNAM, Mexico City
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Gideon Edward Smith (July 13, 1889 – 1961), sometimes referred to as G. E. Smith, was an American football player and coach.
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