The House Plant Expert

The House Plant Expert

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by D. G. Hessayon
     
 

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It's the world's best-selling book on houseplants—in a new, updated edition filled with full-color close-up photos, detailed drawings, and the most up-to-date tips on buying, potting, growing, displaying, treating, and breeding. You'll get lists of over one thousand types and sub-species, special how-to sections, a room-by-room tour with display suggestions, and

Overview

It's the world's best-selling book on houseplants—in a new, updated edition filled with full-color close-up photos, detailed drawings, and the most up-to-date tips on buying, potting, growing, displaying, treating, and breeding. You'll get lists of over one thousand types and sub-species, special how-to sections, a room-by-room tour with display suggestions, and instructions on the best temperature, light, water, and humidity for each plant. Best of all is the A-Z guide, covering everything from flowering plants to cacti, and from bromeliads to herbs. 256 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 X 9 3/8.

Editorial Reviews

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“Everything you have ever needed to know on the subject.” Daily Telegraph

The House Plant Expert is informative and excellent value.” The Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684171630
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Series:
Expert Garden Series
Pages:
128

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Meet the Author

Dr Hessayon is the world’s best-selling horticultural author - his Expert series of gardening books have sold over 53 million copies. He has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth who created him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to British horticulture. He has been honoured by a leading newspaper which included him in its list of ‘60 Truly Great Elizabethans’ because “he has taught millions of us how to garden with his wonderful do-it-yourself guides”. He has been honoured by Guinness World Records as “the top-selling living author of the 1990s”. He has been honoured at the National British Book Awards with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
The Expert style is hard to define. According to the Librarian of the Royal Horticultural Society “Dr Hessayon perfected a manner of presentation which has yet to be surpassed for clarity, intelligibility and ease of access”. According to The Times “he invented a formula of clear, uncluttered advice and illustrations with a superbly logical layout”.
 
There are 21 Expert titles in the series which have been enjoyed by gardeners all round the world. The House Plant Expert  has now passed sales of one million copies in both the U.S and Russia.

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The House Plant Expert 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
francisLF More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to anyone.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Hessayon's friendly book should the first pick for anyone ¿ expert or novice ¿ looking to get a handle on their indoor garden needs. Hessayon manages to create a comprehensive text to indoor gardening without churning out a heavy, massive or plodding tome. Houseplant profiles are thoughfully broken into intuitive plant categories - avoiding the annoying 'grab-bag' approach most guides of this type employ. While Chapter Four¿s houseplant profiles make up the bulk of the book, early chapters discuss just enough of the basics to encourage confidence in novice houseplant owners. Mini-chapters describe how to pick a good plant, potting info, window exposures, tips on home display, how to create a garden room, or make a terrarium. Overall, the Houseplant Expert¿s tone is non-threatening and personable. Care descriptions are right where they should be, under reliable ¿Secrets of Success¿ subheadings. Nice details, like the colorful pages on Bonsai Style, Food Houseplants and Forest Cacti, add enough spice without distraction from the main text.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm new with houseplants and this book has all the information I need in one place. Has great photos to help identify plants also.