I am a beginner in regards to planting/growing succulents. I bought this book and it has helped me tremendously. This book talks about and provides color pictures of many different types of succulents. Also, there is information on propigating, common problems, growing size, preferred temperature, and even how to display different succulents so as to get the most visual pleasure from them. I refer to this book often, and recommend it to anyone wishing to begin a succulent garden. Thanks to this book I now have a beautiful garden!