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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.
Jane Courtier and Graham Clarke discuss the most popular and less common varieties of houseplants in the two-part Plant Directory of Indoor Plants: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants. Additional topics include extensive information on care, feeding, temperature requirements, display ideas, propagation and repotting and pests and diseases.
|How To Use This Book||8|
|Ch. 1||Decorating with Plants||10|
|Choosing the right place||16|
|Choosing plants for groupings||22|
|Bottle gardens and terrariums||26|
|Ch. 2||The Plant Directory||28|
|Secondary plant list||146|
|Ch. 3||Caring for Plants||188|
|The Importance of light||192|
|Temperature and humidity||194|
|Specialist growing methods||210|
|Pests and diseases||212|