The Easy Way to Choose and Grow Healthy, Happy Houseplants

Author: Valerie Bradley

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 8737

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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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: 5610

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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Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Sandy Baker

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383495

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 8847

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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Author: Jenny Raworth,Val Bradley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780789203496

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 8314

Presents information on the care and selection of indoor flowering and foliage plants, with advice on feeding, watering, planting, potting, pruning, and staking
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A Complete Guide to Healthy House Plants

Author: Bill Henkin,Maria Vermiglio

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: N.A

Category: House plants

Page: 184

View: 1080

Provides basic information on buying, nurturing, propagation, and the display of 150 varieties of house plants with an identifying picture of each plant, and includes a chart on the upkeep of common plants and other information.
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A Practical Guide to Selecting, Locating, Planting and Caring for Potted Plants Indoors and Outdoors, with Detailed Directories, Techniques and Tips, and Over 2200 Color Photographs

Author: Stephanie Donaldson,Peter McHoy

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844769186

Category: Gardening

Page: 512

View: 9168

A pictorial guide to container gardening covers topics ranging from simple care and maintenance to identifying and treating pests.
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Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Donna Marie Murphy,Angela Williams Duea

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383460

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 1798

A windowsill is among the best possible places to put a plant âe" it provides ample sunlight, brightens the look of your home from the outside, and adds what amounts to a filter to the air coming in and out of your home. In winter, they can add a touch of color to an otherwise drab view, and in summer they thrive. But, not every plant grows well in these conditions âe" with as many as 40 percent of most houseplants according to Garden Guides not needing nearly that much sunlight. The selection of the right houseplants for your windowsill is a necessary step to ensuring they survive and thrive. This book will guide you through the steps needed to select the perfect plants for your windowsill and cultivate them to both fit in with your space and to survive the conditions, whether inside or outside. You will learn everything you need to know to effectively plant windowsill plants and improve how your home and your windows look to the world outside. You will learn, through a series of detailed charts, which plants are best suited to the cramped space of a windowsill and which ones will only give you problems. You will learn how much light each plant needs and how much water and food they need and whether you need to supplement natural provision of these resources. You will learn how to care for your plants while keeping away pests and animals that may eat the leaves or dig up the dirt. Top experts in gardening have been interviewed and their insights will help you learn what works and what doesnâe(tm)t work for your windowsill plants. From first planting, whether by seed or potted plant, you will have every resource you need to keep your windowsill plants alive and thriving in their new environment with this book. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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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: 9843

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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The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants

Author: Graham Clarke

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 2211

Offers suggestions on decorating with plants, describes the most popular house plant varieties, and gives advice on watering, feeding, and repotting
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The Complete Instructor and Guide to Success With Flowers and Plants in the Home, Including a Remarkable Chapter on the Ideal Sun Parlor (Classic Reprint)

Author: Frederick E. Palmer

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780365338680

Category: Gardening

Page: 184

View: 3957

Excerpt from Milady's House Plants: The Complete Instructor and Guide to Success With Flowers and Plants in the Home, Including a Remarkable Chapter on the Ideal Sun Parlor The favorable reception, accorded this first effort has encouraged us in the belief that an entirely new book, written this time by a professional - one who has had the rigid training of a gardener, fortified by years of experience and Observation in dealing with the problems of maintaining plants successfully in the home - would give the book a standing and an authority which could in no way be controverted. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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A Complete How-to Guide to Selecting, Planting, and Caring for the Best Plants for Every Indoor Landscape

Author: Tovah Martin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395829448

Category: Gardening

Page: 122

View: 9317

Discusses plant selection, light sources, basic gardening skills, and decorating with plants
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Author: Miracle-Gro

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780696236358

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 5034

• Special house growing and pest control tips are included to ensure that every homeowner is an expert houseplant gardener. • Includes an encyclopedia showcasing the most beautiful and easiest-to-grow houseplants. • Inspiration and design ideas for decorating interior spaces with plants.
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Essential Gardening Know-how for Keeping (Not Killing!) More Than 160 Indoor Plants

Author: Barbara Pleasant

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122159

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 6364

It’s a whole new world of houseplants, so make yourself at home in it! If you love the idea of keeping houseplants, but struggle to care for them, you’ll find solace and invaluable advice in this comprehensive guide from expert gardener Barbara Pleasant. Even experienced houseplant enthusiasts will benefit from Pleasant’s expansive knowledge of indoor gardening, which includes personality profiles, growing needs, and troubleshooting tips for 160 blooming and foliage varieties. Create a greener world, one houseplant at a time.
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The Complete Guide to Super-Mini Bonsai

Author: Terutoshi Iwai

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919456

Category: Gardening

Page: 80

View: 6208

This step-by-step bonsai book shows you how to craft super mini bonsai—the smallest form of bonsai! Miniature Bonsai reveals the Japanese art of super-mini bonsai gardening. As rewarding as full-scale bonsai cultivation is, mini bonsai is affordable, easy to learn and kind to your busy schedule. It's a complete gardening experience—a plant raised from seed or cutting, carefully potted, grown and maintained over time—a world of green in a pot no bigger than a demitasse or a thimble. From mixing the right growing medium to choosing the perfect pot to displaying your mini bonsai, this Japanese gardening book gives you basic techniques and valuable tips to help you grow miniature: flowering trees pines maples oaks junipers and other varieties of tiny trees and potted plants that are readily available and last for years With Miniature Bonsai you'll learn how to: Select plants that thrive as mini bonsai Work with seeds and small cuttings Match the right plant to the right pot Buy and prepare the growing medium Maintain and drain your miniature bonsai Display and enjoy your prized bonsai plants And much more! A happy pastime, a perfect gift, a beautiful addition to spaces small and large—Miniature Bonsai will show you how to make it happen.
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Author: Frances Perry

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Plants, Ornamental

Page: 600

View: 8261

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Plants and Flowers is the most useful book gardeners can own -- whether they have a few indoor houseplants on the windowsill or endless acres of flowering trees, flowers, and shrubs. Arranged in sixteen sections with convenient alphabetical headings, Simon & Schuster's Guide to Plants and Flowers characterizes each plant as to place of origin, propagation, flowering season, best soil type, and amount of water and sunlight needed for healthy growth. Included are all kinds of houseplants, shrubs, vines, cacti, roses, lilies, annuals and perennials. There are also sections devoted to plants for balconies and terraces, plants for borders and rock gardens, medicinal and aromatic plants, wildflowers, orchids, succulents, bulbs, herbs, and aquatic plants. Edited by a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, the book has been especially designed for American gardeners, providing accurate descriptions of plants that thrive in various parts of the country -- the Northeast, Southwest, Midwest, and so on. There is no comparable book available on the market today. This is a must for indoor gardeners, outdoor gardeners, and all those who want to learn more about the wonderful world of plants.
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Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Kim O. Morgan

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383444

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 4523

According to the Virginia Cooperative Extension, operated by Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, there are more than 60 different kinds of shrubs in North America with varying pruning requirements, timelines, and necessities. This massive variety makes it so that anyone interested in pruning needs to be very well educated in how the process is completed, what it needed, what should be avoided, and most of all, when to plant, prune, and provide maintenance to your shrubs. This book walks every shrub enthusiast through the surprisingly complex process of pruning from the first seed in the ground to the annual progression of pruning steps that must be done in the right order to maximize the health of your shrubs. You will learn what the top reasons for taking up pruning are followed by what equipment is needed for pruning from start to finish. You will learn everything you need to know about the 10 most common pruning methods and a number of more methods that are nearly as common but equally as useful. You will learn how to apply these techniques to ornamental trees and shrubs, shade trees, pruning evergreens, pruning hedges, artistic pruning, pruning fruit trees, pruning small trees, pruning nut trees, pruning vines and ground covers, and finally pruning houseplants and bonsai plants. You will benefit from the advice gathered from interviews with top experts in the field of pruning and gardening and their insights on how pruning should be completed for reach type of plant. For anyone who interested in pruning of their plants either inside or outside, this guide will provide everything you need. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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A Complete Guide to Pruning Trees, Shrubs, Bushes, Hedges, Vines, Flowers, Garden Plants, Houseplants and Bonsai

Author: Lewis Hill

Publisher: Rodale Press

ISBN: 9780878572496

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 6579

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Using the Gardener's Best Friend for Organic Gardening and Composting

Author: Wendy Vincent

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601385994

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 8170

Provides information on composting with earthworms, covering such topics as caring for a worm bin, harvesting, and growing worms and vermicompost for sale.
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