UC Master Gardener Program of Alameda County
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UC Master Gardener Program of Alameda County



This page is intended to supplement the information provided in the Fall 2016 Succulents talks given by the Alameda County Master Gardeners.

Please see below to find:

  • Referenced books
  • Nearby succulent gardens to visit
  • Useful websites
  • Other Resources

Selected Succulent Books

Here is a list of the books that were discussed in the talks:

Helpful Websites

Go to http://greenhouse.ucdavis.edu/conservatory/Resources.html
Then look for Ernesto's Lectures and follow the link. Then you will find "HowPlantsGFrowFeb2015Small.pps" Extremely excellent container plant discussion. Also shows good examples of prepping for succulent gardens in Davis, CA.

Here's an interesting article from Ernest Sandoval about succulents:
The Californian:  Succulent Growing Tips.

www.ruthbancroftgarden.org Excellent website. Many lectures and links. Go to 'Our Plants" from top menu, then select "In the Garden" to find back issues of many plants.
Ruth Bancroft also has an excellent youtube channel.

www.debraleebaldwin.com Excellent articles. Probably the best container gardening from an artistic point of view. Another excellent youtube channel.

www.smgrowers.com San Marcos Growers has excellent info on many different plants. One of the best!

www.plantzafrica.com Info direct from South Africa!

www.agavaceae.com Comprehensive list of Agaves. Also has some good cultural advice. Watch that water pH!

www.sgplants.com Succulent Garden nursery website. Located in Castroville, CA, they hold (free!) Succulent Extravaganzas twice annually. Website also has excellent cultural tips.

Other Resources

Here is an excellent list of hardy succulents from Devil's Mountain Nursery.

A great article from Ruth Bancroft herself on getting started with succulents.

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