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Gabriel Frank is the founder of Gardens by Gabriel, a landscape design/build firm in Morro Bay, California, known for its distinctive and dramatic succulent designs.
A graduate of the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture, he has been honored by America in Bloom and featured in Better Homes and Gardens‘s Country Garden magazine.
Known for his colorful approach and bold use of varied textures and shapes, garden designer Gabriel Frank offers practical ideas, simple concepts, stunning full-color photography, step-by-step instructions for a dozen different gardens, plant recommendations, basic succulent care, and an inspired approach to creating living art in your own garden. For those in colder climates, there is a list of cold-hardy succulents and advice for bringing container gardens indoors for the winter, making succulent gardens achievable no matter where you live.
“So many designers incorporate succulents in their designs these days, but few do it as well as Gabriel Frank. His painterly use of color, texture, and structure bring the spaces to life. His signature feeling, flow, and careful plant selections take my breath away. I’ve had the luxury of sitting in his gardens for hours, absorbing every detail. And now, with these pages, you can do the same. Enjoy!” — Nan Sterman, SDHS Horticulturist of the Year 2021, water-wise gardener, author of Hot Color, Dry Garden, and host/producer of public television’s A Growing Passion
“Gabriel Frank has long been on my radar as one of the finest landscape designers specializing in succulents. He combines extensive knowledge with a keen eye for aesthetics. Gabe’s excellent book shows and explains what you need to create your own strikingly beautiful succulent garden.” — Debra Lee Baldwin, SDHS Horticulturist of the Year 2017, bestselling author of Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified
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