Author: Alys Fowler

Publisher: Kyle Books

ISBN: 0857836870

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 4636

Houseplants are more than just decorations. They turn a room into a living space and breathe life into our interiors. Not all of us can have a garden or even a window box, but everyone can own a houseplant - and everyone should. Not only are they an affordable and attractive way to add a decorative and personal touch to a space, indoor plants also have unique air purifying properties and their presence is good for our health and wellbeing. In this practical yet inspiring guide, gardening expert Alys Fowler explores all the possible indoor plant options available, helping you to find the perfect plant for any location, from cool, shady bedrooms to warm, sunny kitchen windowsills. As well as more traditional indoor plants, Alys looks at specialist plant groups such as indoor tropical edibles, orchids, cacti, succulents and climbers. With her encyclopedic knowledge and trademark inspirational style, this definitive guide will give you all the knowledge you need to care for your plants.
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(and Make it Love You Back)

Author: Morgan Doane,Erin Harding

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786273024

Category: Gardening

Page: 112

View: 2871

Aimed at a new generation of indoor gardening enthusiasts, this book is a perfect guide for anyone keen to see their plant offspring thrive. Gaining ground on food and pet photos on social media, plants have found popularity in the small home, and are being proclaimed the new stars of Instagram. This beautiful little book is ideal for the novice 'plant parent', providing tips on how to choose plants, where to place them, and above all how to care for them and keep them thriving. Indoor-plant experts and Instagrammers Erin Harding and Morgan Doane bring the subject to life alongside their beautiful photographs of happy plants in the home.
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The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants

Author: Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866901

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 761

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.
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Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged

Author: Veronica Peerless

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146546980X

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 7511

Can't keep a houseplant alive, no matter how hard you try and how good your intentions are? This is the book for you. You need this book. Give plants a chance. Help your plant live with survival tips and learn the simple ways not to kill your plants.With over 50 different types of popular houseplants, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant summarizes what type of care your plants do (or don't) need. Be on the lookout for warning signs of a sick plant, from brown spots to crispy leaves, and make sure you take the proper action to rescue your plant. Learn the basics of horticulture, from watering your plant to what kind of soil it should be placed in to how much light it needs every day to if a certain type of plant will thrive in your living space. Find out how to keep a cactus alive, where to hang air plants, and how to repot succulents. Full of helpful tips, pictures, and informational panels, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will turn your home into a beautiful greenhouse of healthy, happy plants.
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Author: Nik Southern

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 147365114X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7242

Hands up if you've killed a plant? Yep, me too. It's no secret that we've all become plant obsessed, but do we really understand how to look after them? I am not a Professor of Botany, but having run my florist and plant shop, Grace & Thorn, since 2011 I've learnt a few things along the way. HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR PLANTS is about taking the hocus-pocus out of plants and flowers and enabling you to understand a plant's needs in order to know where to place and how to style them, but most importantly how to keep them alive. I get asked every type of question you can imagine and I have written this book to answer them. Watering can down, it's time to go back to the roots. Keep it green. Nik x (AKA The Agony Plant)
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How to Create a Natural and Sustaining Environment for Your Houseplants

Author: Julie Bawden Davis

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461733693

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 6813

Gardening organically outdoors is prevalent in most horticultural circles these days, but what about gardening indoors? Many gardeners still use harsh synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides when growing plants in their homes. How can we choose to eat organic foods, buy natural personal-care products, clean our indoor air, and yet still blast our poor houseplants with toxic chemicals? It is time to put down that spray bottle. Going organic with houseplants is not only possible-the results are amazing! Author Julie Bawden Davis brings us Indoor Gardening the Organic Way, a definitive guide to growing houseplants organically. From the dirt on mulch to eco-friendly ways to handle plant pests, Davis has provided this essential resource for novice and experienced gardeners alike. When you learn the specialized rules of gardening organically indoors, you'll soon reap the benefits of robust houseplants that will impress visitors and make your indoor environment a healthier place to be.
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The Easy Way to Choose and Grow Healthy, Happy Houseplants

Author: Valerie Bradley

Publisher: Readers Digest


Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 4525

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.
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Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of 250 Everyday Houseplants

Author: David Squire

Publisher: Lumina Press

ISBN: 9781620082324

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 2731

"Grow a garden inside! Houseplants bring life and color to any room, and with the right care you can successfully cultivate everything from succulents and bonsai to foliage, flowers, and fruit. Here is everything you always wanted to know about houseplants packed into one easy-to-use volume. Horticulturist David Squire provides simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming, and pest control. The heart of the book is a well-illustrated plant directory that offers a fresh perspective on more than 300 popular varieties, arranged by houseplant families. Each entry features a color photograph for identification; the plant's botanical and common names; its height, spread, optimum climate and light; and propagation tips. Other essential information on feeding, watering, and grooming is covered in a handy quick reference icon panel. Inside The Houseplant Handbook: Complete guide to caring for houseplants, written by an expert horticulturist. User-friendly reference, rich in practical advice on every stage of indoor gardening. Explains how to achieve lasting success with flowering and fruiting plants, cacti, succulents, palms, cycads, bulbs, bromeliads, and ferns. Step-by-step instructions on selection, watering, feeding, presentation, repotting, grooming, propagation, and pest control. Comprehensive Plant Directory covers more than 300 species with color identification photos, botanical and common names, and essential advice. Quick reference panels provide each species' required summer and winter temperature and light conditions, its watering and fertilizing needs, and propagation tips. "
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Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Sandy Baker

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383495

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 1514

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.
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The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants

Author: Graham Clarke,Jane Courtier

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785829201

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 6080

Houseplants are back in vogue and this book is the perfect re-introduction. Expert advice on how to decorate with plants is followed by an exhaustive directory of 170 common species as well as a further 130 more unusual varieties. Fully illustrated throughout with color drawings and photography, Indoor Plants helps you select the most striking plants for any interior and has everything you need to know to keep them healthy and display your plants impressively. This book will help readers learn how to cope with plant pests and diseass, and expert tips on what to look for when buying indoor plants and ways to group plants to create striking effects. This book has everything you need to know about choosing and caring for houseplants in different parts of the home. An alphabetical charts featuring at-a-glance information on each plant's needs and preferred conditions, and the directories in this book feature more than 300 indoor plants. Plants are living ornaments that grow and develop, undergoing subtle changes through the seasons and presenting an ever-varying display. A thriving plant is a source of pride to its owner, and it imparts a feeling of well-being to any room.
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50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home Or Office

Author: B. C. Wolverton

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolsen

ISBN: 9780297844778

Category: House plants

Page: 144

View: 6910

Plants are the lungs of the earth: they produce the oxygen that makes life possible, add precious moisture, and filter toxins. Houseplants can perform these essential functions in your home or office with the same efficiency as a rainforest in our biosphere. In research designed to create a breathable environment for a NASA lunar habitat, noted scientist Bill Wolverton discovered that houseplants are the best filters of common pollutants, such as ammonia, formaldehyde and benzene - chemicals released by furniture, carpets, building materials and photocopiers and then trapped by closed ventilation, leading to a host of respiratory and allergic problems now called Sick Building Syndrome. Here Dr Wolverton shows you how to grow 50 plants as accessible and trouble-free as the tulip and Boston fern. He rates each plant for its effectiveness in removing various pollutants. Studies show we spend around 80% of our lives indoors which means good indoor air is vital for good health. How to Grow Fresh Air will show you how to purify the environment that has the most impact on you.
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Identifying, Choosing and Maintaining Plants for Your Home

Author: Peter McHoy

Publisher: Southwater

ISBN: 9781780193489

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 656

Expert advice on choosing the best plant for the different rooms in your home, with a guide to 350 species, and practical care and maintenance.
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Author: Alessandro Chiusoli,Maria Luisa Boriani

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780671631314

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 319

View: 2612

A guide to selecting the right plants for an indoor environment explains how and when to feed, repot, and prune house plants, how to protect them from pests and diseases, and the best ways to arrange and support them
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Author: Emma Sibley

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1787132838

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 8119

House plants are having a moment. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and a statement in any space they inhabit, growing these plants is virtually foolproof.The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery is a source of green inspiration for small-space gardening, featuring a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of foliage to own. From dramatic palms and tropical leafy wonders to beautiful ferns and flowering potted plants – this book covers everything you need to know about nurturing and growing your own.Each of the 60 plants is accompanied by luscious photography and an easy-to-follow breakdown of all the essential requirements for that variety. This includes details on size, growth and flowering, along with any extra tips on caring for that specific plant.
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Author: S. F. Howe

Publisher: Diamond Star Press

ISBN: 9780977433582

Category: Gardening

Page: 104

View: 5701

PRAISE FOR "SECRETS OF THE PLANT WHISPERER!" "For something different and enlightening, read this book!...What makes this book stand out is its information on how to have the right inner relationship with your plants and how that helps them grow. You'll never think about your plants in the same way again, guaranteed!" (Dan Ecker, Amazon reviewer) "This book will change your life if you follow its teachings....What you will get are thirteen chapters plus introduction, conclusion and resources sections that will teach you things you never knew before about caring for houseplants, explained in a way that literally wakes you up to the true nature of plants." (Susan Woods, Amazon reviewer) S. F. Howe puts a magnifying glass on what is really essential to the health of house plants but is rarely if ever talked about....This book makes it easy to grow big, beautiful house plants. If you love plants, run, do not walk for your copy of "Secrets of the Plant Whisperer." (Emma Kaye, Amazon reviewer) PRODUCT DESCRIPTION From the Introduction to "Secrets of the Plant Whisperer: How to Care For, Connect and Communicate With Your House Plants" If you long to have beautiful indoor plants and want to acquire the powers of the plant whisperers then you are in the right place! Discover the shocking truth about plant whisperers and learn their closely guarded secrets. Exposed here for the first time, you will learn: * How observing your plants in a certain way can cause them to grow with wild abandon * Why plants burst forth with thick, luxuriant growth when you treat them as individuals * How plants effortlessly keep you and your family healthy * How four simple laws of plant care can not only take your indoor garden to undreamt of heights of beauty but also transform your personal reality * What is conscious plant care and why you shouldn't even consider getting a new plant without it * How the sparsest plant can be transformed into a paragon of beauty when you apply these powerful grooming tips * The right way to talk to your plants that makes them talk back the best way they know how -- with profuse growth! ...and much, much more. With these secrets under your belt, your indoor 'Garden of Eden' will be the envy of all your relatives, friends and neighbors. Everyone will want to know how you did it, but all you'll do is smile like a Cheshire cat. It's when they start begging you for advice on their house plant failures that you will know your inner plant whisperer has been born! Scroll up ... and click on "Add to Cart" to order "Secrets of the Plant Whisperer" right now!
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How to look after your indoor plants: with helpful advice, step-by-step projects, and inventive planting ideas

Author: Isabelle Palmer

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781782493600

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 4241

Small-space gardening expert Isabelle Palmer shows you how to create gorgeous terrariums and hanging gardens, and how to grow under glass and plant vertically, with helpful advice and techniques, as well as handy tips for taking care of your new house plants. Grow and display amazing aquatic plants in a deep vase, create a stunning fireside moss and fern display, group a variety of beautiful orchids in bright colors on a shelf, and plant some tiny jewel-like succulents for an easy and on-trend kitchen window scene. House Plants removes the mystery of taking care of plants and gives everyone a chance to enjoy the benefits and beauty of a garden indoors.
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Easy, no-stress gardening for beginners

Author: Alice Vincent

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355103X

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 5622

The essential guide to the simple art of growing stuff. Feeling green-fingered but not sure where to start? This book is for you. Growing stuff - herbs, veg, salad, flowers and plants - is fun and pretty easy. You just need some practical knowledge - all in this book - and a bit of space - a window ledge, pot or plot of soil. Then, have fun growing: basil, mint, parsley, rosemary, chillies, courgettes, rocket, tomatoes, geraniums, pansies, lavender, osteospurmum, daffodils, hyacinths, muscari, tulips, succulents, aloe vera, money plants, maidenhair ferns and oxalis. If you have no outside space at all, you can grow everything here inside too...
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A Practical Guide to Selecting and Caring for Houseplants

Author: John Evans

Publisher: Studio

ISBN: 9780670858682

Category: Gardening

Page: 250

View: 1561

Describes the care requirements of the most popular foliage plants and flowering plants, and offers tips on light, temperature, water, propagation, pruning, and repotting
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Author: Zia Allaway,Fran Bailey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146547787X

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 4730

Twelve inspiring projects, plus 200 in-depth plant profiles with detailed useful information and care instructions to help you cultivate and care for your houseplants. Learn how to choose which plants to use where, care for your houseplants to keep them healthy, and use plants to best effect in your home, with trusted advice, creative inspiration, strong visual aesthetic, and practical step-by-step detail. Two hundred plant profiles provide information and care instructions for a wide variety of plants, including ferns, orchids, and succulents, while a dozen step-by-step photographic projects offer exciting ideas for using plants to decorate your home or greenhouse-from eye-catching terrariums to a living succulent wall to a floating kokedama "string garden." With information on plant care, propagation, pests and diseases, pruning, and problem-solving, The Practical Houseplant Book is the essential guide for indoor gardeners.
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Author: D. G. Hessayon

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780903505352

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 2571

"The House Plant Expert is the best-selling book on house plants, with complete coverage of all major types of house plant, with advice on how to keep your plants healthy, how to display your plants, dealing with pests & problems - even how to get more house plants for free. If you keep house plants (and who doesn't) you'll need this book!"
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