The House Plant Expert Book Two: The Must-Have Sequel to the World's Bestselling House Plant Book

The House Plant Expert Book Two: The Must-Have Sequel to the World's Bestselling House Plant Book

by D. G. Hessayon
     
 

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The House Plant Expert has been the indoor gardening bible since its introduction in 1960.Over the years it has become the best-selling plant book the world has ever known and there are now more than 14,000,000 copies in print.Updates have appeared at regular intervals, and now at last the long-awaited sequel has been published.

A host of new house plants have

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The House Plant Expert has been the indoor gardening bible since its introduction in 1960.Over the years it has become the best-selling plant book the world has ever known and there are now more than 14,000,000 copies in print.Updates have appeared at regular intervals, and now at last the long-awaited sequel has been published.

A host of new house plants have appeared during the last ten years.These plants are in the shops, but they are not in the books - until now.There are in-depth features on bonsai, orchids, bromeliads, Christmas flowers, herbs and many more.Roomscaping is introduced - the way to use house plants alone or in groups as decorative features rather than as green or coloured pets.The problem section answers the main difficulties with indoor plants - why they don't flower, why they die, how much to water and much more.There's even a miscellany - a collection of bits and pieces from the lucky bamboo story to the easy way to measure humidity.

Over 200 million house plants are sold every year in the UK, and sales have increased 200% over the last decade (source: The Times).Millions of people everywhere rely on the House Plant Expert for the straightforward, reliable advice it contains.Now there is The House Plant Expert: Book Two for the millions who want to know more.

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Library Journal
This companion volume to botanist Hessayon's best-selling The House Plant Expert adds 66 plants-introduced in the late 1990s and at the beginning of the 21st century-to its A-to-Z listing, bringing the total to more than 350. A color photograph of each plant is included, along with a description, growing requirements, and propagation details. There are also chapters on orchids, bonsai, bromeliads, and herbs that reflect current trends; information on roomscaping covers the use of house plants in interior design, including placement of architectural specimen plants, pot groups, glass gardens, and water gardens. Hessayon wisely addresses frequently encountered problems, e.g., over- or underwatering house plants. In a final chapter, he offers miscellaneous tips, including simple tests for temperature and humidity, a list of fragrant house plants, and how to transplant cacti painlessly. An index to the plants in both volumes is also provided here, with botanical, but no common names, given. Although this book was first published in England, the content is of equal interest to North Americans. For basic, commonsense coverage of house plants, look no further. Recommended for public libraries.-Nancy Myers, Univ. of South Dakota Lib., Vermillion Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780903505611
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
Expert Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.37(d)

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