Plant Love

Author: Alys Fowler
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ISBN: 9780857833815
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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.

Houseplants

Author: Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
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ISBN: 1591866901
File Size: 66,91 MB
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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.

Growing Healthy Houseplants

Author: Ellen Zachos
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612124410
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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.

The Complete Book Of Houseplants

Author: John Evans
Publisher: Studio
ISBN: 9780670858682
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Describes the care requirements of the most popular foliage plants and flowering plants, and offers tips on light, temperature, water, propagation, pruning, and repotting

Indoor Plants

Author: Graham Clarke
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785829201
File Size: 57,24 MB
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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.

The House Plant Expert

Author: D. G. Hessayon
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780903505352
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"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!"

How Not To Kill Your Houseplant

Author: Veronica Peerless
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 146546980X
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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.

The Complete Houseplant Book

Author: Peter McHoy
Publisher: Southwater
ISBN: 9781780193489
File Size: 18,88 MB
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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.

The Indestructible Houseplant

Author: Tovah Martin
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697059
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The Indestructible Houseplant, by garden writer Tovah Martin, eliminates the guesswork by highlighting indoor plants that are tough, beautiful, reliable, and readily available. Like hoya, a low-maintenance plant whose spectacular spring and summer blossoms actually thrive on neglect. Or Ficus elastica (also known as rubber tree), whose pink and gray leaves will brighten even the most challenging windowless environment. And castiron plant, an old favorite that remains beautiful in a shady corner, even after weeks without water. In addition to plant profiles with concise information on water, light, and blooming times, this gorgeous book includes tips on care, maintenance, and ideas for combining houseplants in eye-catching indoor displays.

How To Grow Fresh Air

Author: B. C. Wolverton
Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolsen
ISBN: 9780297844778
File Size: 48,87 MB
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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.