How NOT to Kill Your Houseplants

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This book boldly goes where no plant book has gone before: to the hard-hitting facts of what works and what doesn't work -- when it comes to growing lush, beautiful plants that bring joy and beauty into our lives. It does this by exploring the most common causes of plant death.

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 ...

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Overview

This book boldly goes where no plant book has gone before: to the hard-hitting facts of what works and what doesn't work -- when it comes to growing lush, beautiful plants that bring joy and beauty into our lives. It does this by exploring the most common causes of plant death.

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!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595192762
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 694,369
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2005

    Finally basic plant care presented in logical fashion!

    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!

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