50 Indoor Plants to Help You Breathe Better, Sleep Better, and Feel Better All Year Round
Author: Jon VanZile
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This A-to-Z guide illuminates the numerous health benefits of 50 common, easy-to-grow houseplants along with detailed care instructions and beautiful illustrations of each plant. With plant-scaped rooms popping up all over Pinterest, style blogs, and home décor magazines, houseplants are the hottest home accessory right now—and for good reason. Plants are a quick and easy way to add life, color, and texture to any indoor space. But houseplants offer so much more than just visual interest to a room. They can purify the air, reduce stress, improve sleep—and much more! Houseplants for a Healthy Home explains the specific health and wellness benefits of 50 common, easy-to-grow, and popular houseplants, while introducing you to new favorites bound to brighten your life. You will find an A-to-Z guide of a variety of the plants that includes a beautiful illustration of each plant, along with the plant’s health benefits and clear, detailed care instructions. Let Houseplants for a Healthy Home lead you to a life in full bloom.
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Author: Deanna Duke
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Category: Health & Fitness
Mission impossible? One woman's quest to reduce her toxic body burden
Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
Author: Sandy Baker
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Houseplants are one of the most enduring members of any household. They provide a much needed addition of color, fresh oxygen, and character to any room. They can add a boost to your mood, improve the quality of air in your home, and help relax you after a long day at wont. But every houseplant needs a different amount of care, including water, food, and sunlight, Some plants, if they get too much light or too little water, will simply die without warning. To combat 1 this, you need a complete guide to keeping your houseplants alive and happy. In this guide, you will learn all of the basics of houseplant care, starting with a thorough explanation and glossary of terms that are used to describe different plants and how they grow. You will learn what makes a houseplant different from other plants and how much water, sunlight, and food each plant needs to truly stay alive. You will read specific sections about many of the common houseplants, sections that contain detailed information about the needs of each specific plant. Top houseplant experts and gardeners have contributed their insight through various interviews to further the knowledge you can gain from this book and to help you overcome particularly finicky houseplants. You will learn to find the right plant location in your home, avoid meddlesome pests and pets, and make sure unknown contagions do not interfere with the growth of -your plants. This book, for anyone who has ever wanted to add a little green to their home, is the perfect path to understanding and keeping your favorite houseplants healthy and happy.
Practical Green Design Choices for Your Health, Wealth, and Soul
Author: Schifman Melissa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: House & Home
The green building movement has produced hundreds of “how-to” books and websites that are filled with tips about green building and what homeowners should do to go green. While helpful and informative, when it comes to making actual purchasing and installation decisions, these books do not make it any easier for a homeowner to prioritize against a budget. The Sustainable Home serves this need, as it is written by a sustainability advisor and financial advisor who has personally directed the building and LEED certification of her own home. Here, she shares her knowledge and experience for others to use in their journey toward a greener way of living. Whether the reader is building a new home or doing a minor remodel, a homeowner needs a framework by which to guide their decisions. These decisions are based on values, and the author posits that there are really only three reasons to go green: For Our Health: By building more sustainably, we reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins. For Our Wealth: By building a more durable home and being more efficient with resources like water and electricity, we reduce our monthly utility bills and ongoing maintenance expenses. For Our Soul: Collectively doing the right thing for our planet does make a difference—and that is soul-nourishing. Learn the logistics of choosing windows, insulation, appliances, and lighting. Find out about FSC certified wood and about using reclaimed materials. Here is everything you need to make your home sustainable.
The Easy Way to Choose and Grow Healthy, Happy Houseplants
Author: Valerie Bradley
Publisher: Readers Digest
Provides information for selecting and cultivating more than 250 different species of indoor plants, discussing such subjects as light and soil requirements, temperature, moisture, pest control, and propagation.
Author: John Davidson,Dueep J. Singh
Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing
The Beginner’s Guide to Houseplants Easy Tips and Techniques for Growing Houseplants in Your Home Table of Contents Introduction How to Choose Houseplants Temperature Humidity Different Types of Containers Light Watering your plants Rule of hand Watering Tips Going for a long holiday – What about my indoor plants? Feeding Your Plants Re-potting a plant What Is the Best Potting Mixture Training and Pruning Your Plants Cleaning Your Plants Common pests and their treatment Appendix Index of common names and botanical names of popular houseplants. Author Bio Introduction Millenniums ago, a man deciding to build a garden was fortunate because he had all that land right outside his door. All he had to do is clear out a piece of land, and mark it with a boundary wall. After that, he could go hunting for attractive looking plants in the wild, and bring them back home. With a little bit of care and cherishing, he would soon have a tame garden of his own. But today, a large number of us are not so fortunate. Space is at a premium. Concrete jungles have taken the place of what was once nature’s backyard. And that is why man is looking for easy options to bring beautiful greenery inside his limited space. And so this book is for all those, who want to know more about indoor plants, how to grow them, how to take care of them, which are the best plant varieties which flourish indoors and tips and techniques with which you can enjoy not only a relaxing hobby, but also greenery around you. Until just after the Second World War, indoor household plants were limited to ferns, palms, and potted plants, which flowered in season. Surely plants like aspidistras were also popular for interior decoration but soon more and more wide-ranging varieties and species of foliage parted plants began to be known to keen gardeners. This change is due chiefly to the architects who designed postwar buildings on severe lines. Gone were the rambling houses with huge gardens. Strictly utilitarian designs were utilized by architects to design these houses and flats. Frankly speaking most of them were chicken coops. The introduction of houseplants in a large variety of colors and fonts provided a flash of color to those austere and severe designs. You could relieve the simplicity and the austerity of the home by growing houseplants indoors. Thanks to the improved heating and lighting systems, many varieties which were once grown in hot houses, greenhouses and conservatories would now flourish indoors as houseplants. There are many plants which are easier to grow, and last for several years.
Was sie fühlen, wie sie kommunizieren - die Entdeckung einer verborgenen Welt
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...
Author: Denny Schrock
"The essential guide to feeding, planting, propogating, pruning, and watering."- p.  of cover.
Author: Holly Farrell
Publisher: Hachette UK
Growing indoors has never been easier or more fun. Become a star gardener without leaving your home with this beginner's guide to houseplants for the whole family. Whatever the size of your home, and even if you don't have much spare time on your hands, house plants are an exciting way to bring some low-maintenance greenery into your life. As well as looking luscious, house plants improve air quality and our sense of well-being - and caring for them is an endlessly enchanting hobby for both adults and children. See how a knobbly ginger root sprouts huge exotic leaves, or how plants can grow without any soil at all. Children can get up close and personal with the natural world and try their hand at growing with ease. Best of all, the plants provide year-round interest and there's never any need to go out into the rain. In RHS Little Book of Happy House Plants, every technique and project is explained and illustrated in clear, down-to-earth steps. Even beginners will want to have a go!
Choose the Right Plant, Water Wisely, and Control Pests. A Storey BASICS® Title
Author: Ellen Zachos
Publisher: Storey Publishing
This concise Storey BASICS® guide teaches novice gardeners how to successfully keep indoor plants beautiful and healthy. Learn how to choose the best plants for your home and what each species needs in terms of location, water, sunlight, and fertilizer. Covering the basics of repotting, pruning, and dealing with pests, Ellen Zachos shows you how to keep your houseplants looking vibrant for years to come. Soon, you’ll be watching over a collection of thriving plants that add a lively dose of color to your home.
Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged
Author: Veronica Peerless
How Not to Kill Your Houseplant helps you create an oasis of happy, flourishing houseplants.--COVER.
The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants
Author: Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
What's the best way to nurture your green thumb when you don't have a yard or space? Houseplants! When you want to raise plants but just don’t have the space, then it’s time to turn to houseplants! Houseplants is the definitive guide to the millions of varieties that houseplants come in, and the different levels of maintenance, care and know-how they all require. Now is your chance to dive into this pleasant, no-yard-required hobby without the questions of which potting mix to try, what the right level of light you’ll need, or how to shift your plants as seasons change. Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green, and healthy. And as you watch them grow, you can stimulate your inner botanist with the included information on each plant’s Latin family, varieties, bloom period, mature height, and other scientific specs.
Author: Paul Williams
Publisher: Dk Pub
Step-by-step instructions highlight a visual guide to the selection and care of indoor plants, offering tips on how to grow strong, healthy plants; select the best plants for one's home; and prevent problems and eradicate pests.
Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Harlem Love Story: eine junge Liebe gegen die Willkür einer weißen Justiz »Jeder in Amerika geborene Schwarze ist in der Beale Street geboren. Die Beale Street ist unser Erbe. Dieser Roman handelt von der Unmöglichkeit und von der Möglichkeit, von der absoluten Notwendigkeit, diesem Erbe Ausdruck zu geben. Die Beale Street ist eine laute Straße. Es bleibt dem Leser überlassen, aus dem Schlagen der Trommeln den Sinn herauszuhören.« James Baldwin Dies ist die Geschichte von Tish und Fonny, 19 und 22, und ihrem Kampf gegen die Willkür einer weißen Justiz. Der traurig-schöne Song einer jungen Liebe, voller Wut und doch voller Hoffnung. Ist das Gefängnissystem die Fortsetzung der Sklaverei unter anderen Vorzeichen? Beale Street Blues von James Baldwin strahlt grell in unsere Gegenwart.
Step by Step Guide to Houseplant Care
Author: David Squire,Neil Sutherland
Publisher: Gramercy Books
Easy-to-understand instructions and accompanying photographs provide a valuable reference tool for the indoor gardener and teach the correct methods for selection, care, and display of indoor plants in the home, greenhouse, or conservatory.