Indoor Plants: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants

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From its fully illustrated, meticulously detailed directories of indoor plants to its inspiring ideas for using plants to enhance any setting, Indoor Plants makes it easy to turn a window sill, a corner, or even a whole room, into a delightful garden spot. LG Alternate. 540 full-color photos and illustrations.

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 ...

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From its fully illustrated, meticulously detailed directories of indoor plants to its inspiring ideas for using plants to enhance any setting, Indoor Plants makes it easy to turn a window sill, a corner, or even a whole room, into a delightful garden spot. LG Alternate. 540 full-color photos and illustrations.

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.

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This well-designed introduction to houseplants by garden writer Courtier and horticulturist Clarke begins with a brief section on decorating with plants followed by the book's strengtha plant directory of 170 common houseplants plus a secondary list of 130 more unusual plants. Arranged by scientific name, entries list common name, plant requirements, growing techniques, propagation methods, and recommended related plants. Most entries contain a beautiful color photograph of the plant. The final section offers clear explanations, with illustrations, of light, humidity, temperature, watering, feeding, repotting, training, propagation, and pests and diseases. A few errors such as conflicting information on watering bromeliads and reversed identification of thrip and vine weevil pictures are minor problems. While similar in style and content to other available houseplants books, this is an attractive, informative choice for libraries needing an additional book about houseplants and their care.Sue O'Brien, Downers Grove P.L., Ill.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780895779212
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
How To Use This Book 8
Ch. 1 Decorating with Plants 10
Foliage plants 12
Flowering plants 14
Choosing the right place 16
Displaying plants 20
Choosing plants for groupings 22
Containers 24
Bottle gardens and terrariums 26
Ch. 2 The Plant Directory 28
Secondary plant list 146
Ch. 3 Caring for Plants 188
Plant anatomy 190
The Importance of light 192
Temperature and humidity 194
Watering 196
Feeding 198
Repotting 200
Training 204
Propagation methods 206
Specialist growing methods 210
Pests and diseases 212
Buyer's guide 216
Glossary 232
Index 234
Acknowledgments 240
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