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In so doing, this book debunks myths left and right -- like that disastrous water once a week thing. It throws out the silly plant hype -- like that nonsense you find in any other plant book about how ...
In so doing, this book debunks myths left and right -- like that disastrous water once a week thing. It throws out the silly plant hype -- like that nonsense you find in any other plant book about how fussy African violets are. This down-to-earth guide is chock-full of vivid information, humorous examples and analogies. In short this foolproof guide is guaranteed to turn around the worst plant killer!
|1.||How NOT to Go Out Looking for Disaster (And Pay Good Money for the Experience) or Where NOT To Buy Your Plants||1|
|2.||Once in the Right Place, How NOT to Buy the Wrong Plants||15|
|3.||How NOT to Ever Overwater Your Plants Again||30|
|4.||How NOT to Have a Potting Mixture That Dries Out Like a Brick and Wets Down Like A Swamp||43|
|5.||How NOT to Be Intimidated by Transplanting||52|
|6.||How NOT to Feed Big Dinners That Bring On Terminal Indigestion or Less Is More with Fertilizing||70|
|7.||How NOT to Be Plagued by Insects and Other Bugs||80|
|8.||How NOT to Wallow in the "I Can't Bear to Prune My Plants" Syndrome||116|
|9.||How NOT to Have the Maternity Ward Resemble a Mortuary or The Joys of Propagation||130|
|10.||How NOT to Pay Big Money for a Big Mistake or The Right Way to Choose Large Floor Plants for Your Home and Office||155|
Posted September 11, 2005
Unlike most plant books that simply list plants and pictures and treats each as a separate entity without any logical connection to general plant care, at last comes a 'how to' with a commonsense empahsis. Well written and fascinating book that addresses the basic care of ANY plant. General, logical and easy to remember information is given in entertaining but informative fashion. Learn how NOT to do the most common thing that people do to kill plants--OVERwater them. Filled with pearls about how to tell when plants need watering, potting etc. Dispels myths propagated by the fetilizer industry. A must for anyone who has compassion but ignorance about houseplants!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.