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eBook The Complete Guide to Houseplants: The Easy Way to Choose and Grow Healthy, Happy Houseplants ePub

by Valerie Bradley

  • ISBN: 0762106344
  • Category: Gardening and Landscape Design
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Valerie Bradley
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Readers Digest (March 23, 2006)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1692 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1788 kb
  • Other: mobi mbr lit doc
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 796

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Here is the ultimate handbook for selecting and successfully growing over 250 varieties of indoor plants-including orchids and other exotics.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking The Complete Guide to Houseplants: The Easy Way to Choose and Grow Healthy, Happy Houseplants as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

The book is probably most useful for just learning the names of and identifying common houseplants; its recommendations on care and keeping for each specific plant are rather sparse. Nice guide to have around, though. Oct 03, 2018 Rebekah rated it it was ok. Basic information that only takes up 1/4 of the book. The rest was dedicated as a "plant index," but honestly, most of the plants listed are grown outdoors and not as houseplants. I should have noted the "Reader's Digest" before starting.

Valerie J. Bradley, .

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Valerie J. She has a master's degree from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. Ms. Bradley has directed numerous state and federal policy evaluations that have contributed to the expansion, enhancement, and responsiveness of services and supports for people with disabilities and their families.

the plant in three areas: Detail about plant, Caring for the plants and making new plants, what more could you .

Published by Thriftbooks. If you are seeking a single volume guide to houseplants, take a look at Valerie Bradley's The Complete Guide to Houseplants: it packs in details on all kinds of plants, including over three hundred color photos to compliment plant lists and tips. Care instructions include details on humidity, soil, watering and sun while ideas for propagation and descriptions of attributes help homeowners chose the right houseplant. Diane C. Donovan California Bookwatch.

Houseplants ! This is your guide to raising the best. has been added to your Cart. As well as defining which plants are easy to grow to plants that can be difficult if environment requirements aren't met. Very informative.

Houseplants: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, & Caring for Indoor Plants. I will discuss three houseplant tips that are often misunderstood. How do I raise the humidity around my plants?

Houseplants: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, & Caring for Indoor Plants. How do I raise the humidity around my plants? How do I know whether I should "up-pot" or "re-pot" my plants? and the biggest one- drainage. .

The Houseplant Encyclopedia by Maggie Stuckey

The Houseplant Encyclopedia by Maggie Stuckey. Explains how to grow more than eighty kinds of indoor plants, and includes techniques for watering, repotting, and cultivating. The book briefly discusses the history of herbs and herbals and covers their culinary and medicinal uses. There are in-depth instructions for cultivation from complete gardens to windowsill pots.

Houseplants is a comprehensive guide to choosing, growing, and . Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best.

Houseplants is a comprehensive guide to choosing, growing, and troubleshooting houseplants and includes how-to-plant information; growing tips; soil, watering, location, and light information; and species recommendations. 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.

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf is The Houseplant Guru, who features all things houseplants on her blog, thehouseplantguru. She is the author of Houseplants and Grow in the Dark and has written for HGTVgardens

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf is The Houseplant Guru, who features all things houseplants on her blog, thehouseplantguru. She is the author of Houseplants and Grow in the Dark and has written for HGTVgardens. com, Real Simple magazine, Michigan Gardener Magazine, the houseplant section of Allan Armitage's Greatest Perennials and Annuals app, and Michigan Gardening Magazine, where she writes a monthly column. She worked for more than a decade at Steinkopf Nursery as the Annuals and Houseplants Manager, and has been interviewed online, in print, and on TV about houseplants.

A definitive sourcebook for selecting and cultivating more than 250 different species of indoor plants integrates more than three hundred full-color photographs and step-by-step photosequences that detail the fundamentals of choosing and caring for various types of houseplants, with information on light and soil requirements, temperature, moisture, pest control, propagation, and more. 10,000 first printing.

Comments

Tori Texer Tori Texer
Comprehensive guide to choosing and caring for houseplants. Full color photos of the plants. A tremendous help for my 'black' thumb. I love houseplants but can kill them without ever knowing why. Tells how to choose plant for the conditions of the area I want, how to select a healthy plant and how to keep it healthy.
Manemanu Manemanu
I like this book because it's an easy quick reference for common plants. It shows great photos of the plants, and the layout of the book makes it very easy to read, understand, and apply.
Diab Diab
I received this book in a timely manner and it was in excellent condition. This book has helped me take care of my plants and grow new ones.
Wyameluna Wyameluna
Good pictures even if they are mostly close-ups, at least they are in color. Still didn't find a few of the houseplants I have grown for many years, but I did find a few I want to own. Wish they had a larger index with common & botanical names.
furious ox furious ox
Great pictures of plants and good specific information on each one in regard to care and rooting plant.
Karg Karg
I've been trying to find a good comprehensive book on indoor plants that is at least the equal of my old standby, Foliage Plants for Decorating Indoors by Mr. and Mrs. Elberts (1989, Timber Press)[q.v.]. That book gives info on each plant from the direct knowledge of the authors and as a result has proved to be the best tropical houseplant book bar none, thus far. They give personal observations, recommendations, etc. Whereas 19 out of 20 such books have the usual set of short paragraphs with pedestrian info (i.e. dimensions, temperatures, light requirements, etc.). The Elberts also cover a goodly number of varieties and cultivars one is likely to encounter.

The present book here reviewed is one of those afore-mentioned 19. Admittedly, if you are into artistically sublime photography of plants this is the book for you!; although from a horticultural standpoint, sometimes the photos are too close to the plant, so that one cannot get a very good idea of what the plant as a whole looks like. Often the flowers, or a few leaves, attractive though they are, fill the whole frame. The majority of these kinds of books at least have good, illustrative photos of the species; as a whole plant.

The text, as said, is run-of-the-mill. Nothing beyond what you'll get in just about any book you find on indoor plants. Very few mentions of the varieties either. This is Reader's Digest's most recent tome of this subject (2006), apparently the successor to their 1997 book by Courtier and Clarke. It is not an improvement, mainly because of the photos. The 1997 book actually has pretty good illustrations of the WHOLE plant and really much better text with some inkling of personal opinion and sharing of personal experience. I'd rather have it than this thing.
Gna Gna
I enjoy this very good informative read, I love the glossy bold pictures, I love the way the author made you feel like she was talking to you in person, I have over twenty five different plants and after reading this book I could go into the floral business,just kidding, this is one really great detail informative book, She tells you about the plant in three areas: Detail about plant, Caring for the plants and making new plants, what more could you want,just buy the book!