The Indoor Plant Bible

The Indoor Plant Bible

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by Dorte Nissen
     
 

This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers.

Choosing the right houseplants

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This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers.

Choosing the right houseplants and keeping them healthy need not be difficult. The Indoor Plant Bible offers general guidance on selecting the right plant for your environment and looks at different methods of watering and feeding. Potting, pruning, and propagation techniques are described and a "plant clinic" is included, giving some solutions to common household problems.

Advanced techniques like stem cuttings and plant division are shown in a step-by-step fashion, and the plant doctor section will walk plant owners through the causes and cures for each symptom. The directory of plants is arranged alphabetically by botanical name and this section of the book lists 140 of the most popular houseplants. Each entry contains a description of the plant and instructions for its care, including its preferences in the terms of light, temperature, watering, and feeding. Any pests and diseases known to attack the plant are listed and the best methods of propagation outlined. The Indoor Plant Bible will make a wonderful must-have resource for hobbyists and professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785827887
Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Publication date:
01/15/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
615,078
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Born in Denmark, Dorte Nissen is a recognized expert on a diverse selection of plant species, and is herself an avid gardener. She has a Master of Science degree in botany and biology, and works as a specialist in the allergy and immunology department of the University in Copenhagen, where she researches the medicinal benefits of plants.

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