Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Die Welt verstehen, ohne einen Fuß vor die Tür zu setzen Was bleibt nach der „Geschichte von fast allem“ eigentlich noch zu schreiben? Die Geschichte von fast allem anderen, natürlich. Bill Bryson hat sich daher in seinen vier Wänden umgesehen und sich gefragt: Warum leben wir eigentlich, wie wir leben? Warum nutzen wir ausgerechnet Salz und Pfeffer, und weshalb hat unsere Gabel vier Zinken? Aber es bleibt nicht bei Geschichten von Bett, Sofa und Küchenherd. Die Geschichte des Heims ist auch immer eine der großen Entdeckungen und Abenteuer. Ohne die Weltausstellung in London hätte man vermutlich das Wasserklosett nicht so schnell zu schätzen gelernt. Und ohne die großen Entdecker müssten wir wohl ohne Kaffee, Tee oder Kakao auskommen. Bill Bryson zeigt uns unser Heim, wie wir es noch nie gesehen haben. Und wir verstehen ein wenig mehr, warum es so ist, wie es ist.
Author: Ian Drummond,Kara O'Reilly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Get a little greenery in your life with this beautiful, practical guide to decorating with houseplants. At Home with Plants helps you select, plant, and display an array of easy-to-source, easy-to-care-for botanicals. Includes stylish projects—such as terrariums and hanging planters—as well as a special section of design ideas for each room of the house, plus the best plants for each space. Houseplants are hot, and creative interior planting is becoming increasingly easy to achieve. Indoor gardening is not just about growing a plant, but about using it as an accessory to boost your home’s style and mood. In this inspirational book, interior landscape designer and Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner Ian Drummond pairs up with interiors writer Kara O’Reilly to show you how to transform your home with plants, offering up more than 250 gorgeous aspirational images and ideas for each space in the house. These plant-design experts will walk you through the steps to create your indoor oasis with chapters on: THE PRACTICALITIES: Health Benefits, Cleaning the Air, Houseplants & Allergies PLANT FAMILIES: Bold, Edible, Flowers & Fragrance, Tough & Tolerant, The Indestructibles CONTAINERS: Potential Planters, Container Materials, Return of the Terrarium DESIGN WITH PLANTS: Where to Start, Scale & Contrast, Symmetry & Repetition, Alternative Displays RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT ROOM: Living Spaces, Kitchens & Eating Spaces, Sleeping Spaces, Bathing Spaces, Children’s Spaces, Working Spaces, Connecting Spaces THE BASICS: Light, When & How to Water, Plant Care, Plant Doctor
Author: John Davidson,Dueep J. Singh
Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing
The Beginner’s Guide to Indoor and Miniature Gardens Understanding Indoor Gardens, Moss Gardens, Miniature Gardens and Gardens in a Bottle Table of Contents Introduction Necessary Tools for Bottle Gardening Best Plants for Bottle Gardening. Small Plant Gardens Pot et Fleur Making A Moss Garden Knowing More about Moss. Growing Plants from Pips Exotic gardening – Pineapple Tops Miniature Gardens Trees Other Popular Tiny Plants Taking Care of Your Miniature Garden Bulbs for Your Garden Selecting the Right Bulbs Planting Your Bulbs. Planting Hyacinth and Crocus Corms Bulb Fiber – Tips Newspaper Compost “Plunging” Bulbs. Growing Bulbs on Water. Methods of Water Cultivation. Bulb Failure Best Bulbs Choices Conclusion Author Bio Introduction The first time I saw a miniature garden growing in a bottle, my immediate response was “but how did the plants get into the bottle?” Naturally, this amused the gardener very much, and for those people who are not into the secret of how the plants got into the bottle, this feat can only be on par with how did a model ship get into the bottle! A garden in a bottle has about the same sort of fascination and requires almost that same amount offered dexterity and ingenuity to construct as a ship in the bottle. It is also going to need a lot of patience, because after all, you are gardening in limited space. But once your water garden is established, it can be left for months without attention. In many cases, depending on your plans, it may also not need watering. So for all those people who have been really fascinated with this conversation piece, when you see people surrounding a glass bottle with beautiful plants growing in it, here is the beginner’s guide to indoor gardening in a bottle. More than 200 years ago, a London physician named that Nathaniel Ward discovered that mosses, as well as ferns, which never grew satisfactorily in a city full of industrial fumes flourished if they were grown in the protection of a glass sided case. Thanks to his experiments, bottle Gardens developed in Europe, and since then, they have been the rage all over the world for people who are strapped for place, are looking for a new hobby, and also want to achieve something wonderful. You can use any large bottle. But the bottle has to be made of glass! Carboy glass bottles are normally made for brewing beer, so if you can get them cheap at a nursery nearby, please do so. A 5 gallon carboy bottle is going for around USD 48 on eBay USA, but as my gardening books always suggest, follow and advocate minimum of expense and minimum of fuss, you may want to spend some time asking around in your circle of friends and neighbors for large glass bottles, which is they can spare you. I have seen some of these bottles kept away in garages, because once upon a time, they were used and the owner does not have any use for them at the moment. He may not want them for another 20 years, either. Please do buy the bottles from your friends! Otherwise, a long-lasting friendship can get into jeopardy, when carelessly spoken words of half jesting “Well, he borrowed that bottle from me and what a mess he has made in it.” could cause subconscious rancor and ill will. That is of course if he is not interested in gardening! If he is a gardener, he is going to demand his bottle back – along with your bottle garden, - five years down the line! You may want to tell him the purpose for this gardening experiment. It is possible he may also want to give you some suggestions about plants based on his experience.
Choose The Best, Display Creatively, Nurture and Care, 175 Plant Profiles
Author: Zia Allaway,Fran Bailey
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
It's official: living with houseplants is good for your wellbeing! Turn your living space into an indoor oasis with our handy, easy to follow guide. Discover key indoor gardening design principles and learn how to care for your houseplants and keep them healthy. The RHS Practical Houseplant Book contains a dozen stunning step-by-step projects to help you assemble an eye-catching terrarium, create a floating kokedama 'string garden', or propagate succulents for your friends. Complete with 200 in-depth plant profiles, this is the essential practical guide for indoor gardeners.
Author: Kate Jerome,Meegan McCarthy-Bilow,Wanda Supanich
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Offers practical advice on growing plants indoors and recommends a variety of the most popular house plants
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.
Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose: Pollinators - Herbs and Veggies - Aromatherapy - Many More
Author: Shawna Coronado
In Grow a Living Wall, you'll find clear, step-by-step information that explains everything you need to know to create your own vertical gardens. Choosing equipment and plants, making growing medium, planting and watering, and even hanging your creation are covered in full detail. Each featured garden has its own chapter filled with useful tips, stunning photography, and fascinating background stories that point out how much difference a small garden can make. Like Shawna herself, the gardens you'll find in Grow a Living Wall are positive, life-affirming, and sure to produce a smile or two.--COVER.
Bringing the Garden Inside
Author: Scott D. Appell,Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
A guide to designing, planting, and maintaining indoor landscapes that provides information on choosing the best plants for indoor use, setting up planters, using decorative touches, and caring for the plants.
Sprout Home's Guide to Creative Indoor Planting
Author: Tara Heibel,Tassy de Give
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
A stylish and full-color guide to creatively integrating indoor plants with home decor from the owners of the popular Sprout Home garden design boutiques. Indoor plants play a large role in the design and feel of a space. Focusing on indoor gardening--from small containers and vertical installations with air plants to unique tabletop creations--Rooted in Design provides readers with the means to create beautiful and long-lasting indoor landscapes. Tara Heibel and Tassy De Give, owners of the successful Sprout Home gardening stores, offer expert advice for choosing plant varieties and pairing them with unique design ideas. Sharing practical tips honed through hundreds of plant design classes, Heibel and DeGive tell readers everything they need to know to care for their one-of-a-kind green creations. From the Hardcover edition.
Save Your Indoor Plants With 100% Organic Solutions
Author: David Deardorff,Kathryn Wadsworth
Publisher: Timber Press
This book will turn even the brownest thumbs green! Houseplants add style, clean the air, and bring nature indoors. But they are often plagued with problems—aphids, mealybugs, mites, and thrips to name just a few. What’s Wrong With My Houseplant? shows you how to keep indoor plants healthy by first teaching you how to identify the problem and solve it with a safe, natural solution. This hardworking guide includes plant profiles for 148 plants organized by type with visual keys to the most of common problems, and the related organic solutions that will lead to a healthy plant.
The Complete Guide to Growing Herbs, Flowers, Vegetables and Fruits in Your House
Author: Jason Johns
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
"Indoor Gardening for Beginners - The Complete Guide to Growing Herbs, Flowers, Vegetables and Fruits in Your House" is for anyone who wants to know more about growing plants inside their home. An indoor garden is highly beneficial to your health, with many plants helping to clean the air plus the psychological benefits of being around and tending to plants. Creating an indoor garden can be somewhat overwhelming to start with, but this book will guide you through the entire process to making your perfect garden. Whether you want to grow vegetables, herbs, fruit or flowers, "Indoor Gardening for Beginners" guides you through the whole process from choosing a location to picking plants and tending to them. You get guides to some of the most popular plants grown in an indoor garden plus tips and advice designed to help you keep your garden healthy. In "Indoor Gardening for Beginners" you will learn everything from creating a kitchen herb garden through to designing a green wall to purify the air in your home. As you read this book you will discover: Choosing the best location for your plants so they thrive and look fantastic The three main environmental factors you must consider for healthy plants How to feed and water your plants including how to avoid the number one mistake new indoor gardeners make Why green walls and vertical gardens are the best use of indoor space The difference between hydroponic and aquaponic gardens and which are best suited for your home A guide to successfully growing airplants, an unusual and highly decorative plant to grow at home Growing fresh herbs in your kitchen for that extra something in your cooking What vegetables you can grow indoors and what conditions they need to thrive including how to grow salad greens, microgreens and mushrooms Growing flowers and flowering plants indoors Which fruits will thrive in an indoor garden How to grow cacti, succulents and citrus trees in your home Growing carnivorous plants in your indoor garden, an unusual plant that will be a great talking point Which plants to grow to remove pollutants from the air and act as air purifiers Potential indoor garden pests and problems including how to treat and prevent them Indoor gardening is incredibly good fun and very rewarding. Whether you have a few pots of herbs or plants in every room, this is something anyone can do. No matter how much or how little sun your home gets, there are plants that you can grow indoors that will look fantastic. With thousands of potential plants to grow, you can even find plants to match your decor! Enjoy growing your own plants as "Indoor Gardening for Beginners" explains all about this beneficial form of gardening. No matter how big or small you want your indoor garden to be, you will be guided through the process in this book. Discover today the many benefits of indoor gardening.
How to Succeed with Bonsai Grown Inside Your Home
Author: Sigmund Dreilinger
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Keep your bonsai thriving.indoors! North America's foremost bonsai pioneers provide expert advice on controlling air flow and humidity, constructing a sheltered growing chamber, using artificial light, fertilizing, and watering. Grow from seeds and cuttings, combat pests and problems, and master wiring techniques. A magnificently illustrated guide to bonsai types presents a wide range of styles, from tropical blooming and fruiting to Texas Ebony and succulents. Plus: 100 plants that work well inside, and ceramic containers to show them off.
Author: Larry Hodgson,National Gardening Association
Publisher: For Dummies
Looking to bring some outside greenery indoors? Maybe you alreadyhave an indoor garden and are looking to create a botanicaljungle. Whatever the case may be, houseplants are an idealinexpensive way to beautify your dwelling. You’ll be rewardedwith purer air and you’re sure to enjoy watching your plantsprout, climb, and even flower. Of course, before you start working on crafting a greenhouse,you need to know what kinds of plants you can grown in your homeand which plants are best suited to your taste and style.Houseplants For Dummies introduces dozens of differentfoliage plants, flowering plants, cacti, and exotic varieties. Yourgreen thumb is sure to get even greener once you’ve readabout: Houseplant basics Identifying indoor microclimates Indoor plant “biographies” Differentiating between direct, indirect, and low light Watering needs Rules of fertilizing Temperature and growing cycles Houseplants For Dummies is packed with houseplant growingtechniques, tips, tricks, and even goes the extra mile with achapter devoted to the various ways you can display houseplants ifyou’re looking for some bragging rights! Whether you’renew to the world of houseplant basics or you’re a seasonedgardener, you’ll get the “inside dirt” on topicssuch as: Various potting soil mixes Preparing plants for indoor life Cleaning, pruning, and staking Propagating houseplants Dealing with pests and diseases Building your own controlled climate And much more The material is arranged into six clear and helpful sections:houseplant basics, houseplant profiles, growing essentials, pottedplant maintenance, houseplant settings, and valuableideas – each section helping you create your ownindoor forest. Even if you’re convinced you have ablack thumb, Houseplants For Dummies will have youliving among the green in no time!
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.