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  • Basic Bonsai Design – DeGroot, David – 1995
  • ### Beginner’s Guide to Adromischus, Aeonium, Dudleya, Echeveria, Euphorbia, Pelargonium and Other Succulent Dicots – Glavich, Tom – 2020
    Good beginner book that serves as an introduction to this group of plants. Easy reading with good information and photos.
  • ### Beginner’s Guide to Gasteria, Haworthia, Agave and Other Succulent Monocots – Glavich, Tom – 2020
    Good beginner book that serves as an introduction to this group of plants. Easy reading with good information and photos.
  • ### Bonsai: A Care Manual – Lewis, Colin – 1997
    Another fine bonsai book with an eye towards those just learning about the art. Good information.
  • Bonsai – Illustrated Guide to an Ancient Art – Sunset Books
    Beginner level.
  • Bonsai, Saikei and Bondei – Behme, Robert L. – 1969
  • Bonsai, Special Techniques — Vashiroda, Kan – 1988
    Brooklyn Botanical Garden. 80 pages.
  • Book of Cacti and Other Succulents – Chidamian, C. – 1958
    Excellent beginners book. Color and b/w photos, b/w drawings. 243 pages.
  • Bradleya – Yearbook of the British Cactus and Succulent Society – BCSS – 1985
  • Brazil and Its Columnar Cacti – Werdermann, Dr. E. – 1942
    (Cactaceae, Cereus, Oreocereus) Reprinted by Scott E. Haselton, Abbey Garden Press.
  • Bromeliads: A Descriptive Listing of the Various Genera and the Species Most Often Found in Cultivation – Padilla, Victoria – 1986
    (Bromeliaceae, Bromeliad) Good identifier.
  • ### Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden – Steens, Andrew – 2003
    Something different. Information on 200 species, great color photos.
  • Bromeliads in Color and Their Culture – Padilla, Victoria – 1966
    (Bromeliaceae, Bromeliad) Compilation from the bulletins of the bromeliad society gives comprehensive species and variety, culture, propagation and display information.
  • Bromeliads in Cultivation, Volume 1 – Wilson, R. G.; and Wilson, C. – 1963
    (Bromeliaceae, Bromeliad)
  • Bromeliads, Jewels of the Tropics, The — Smith, Lyman B. – 1969
    (Bromeliaceae, Bromeliad) 54 pages.
  • Button Gardens and Diminutive Arrangements – Casebolt, Florence – 1952