What Houseplant Where

What Houseplant Where

by Roy Lancaster, Matthew Biggs
     
 
What Houseplant Where offers a choice of houseplants tailor-made for the particular conditions in your home. An extensive range of plant choices for each "mini-climate" in the house enables readers to create a year-around garden in every room. Features over 400 color photographs of plant choices .Builds on the success of What Plant Where andWhat

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What Houseplant Where offers a choice of houseplants tailor-made for the particular conditions in your home. An extensive range of plant choices for each "mini-climate" in the house enables readers to create a year-around garden in every room. Features over 400 color photographs of plant choices .Builds on the success of What Plant Where andWhat Perennial Where to make a valuable gardening reference library.

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Library Journal
Aimed at the beginner as well as the experienced houseplant gardener, this book is arranged by room characteristics or the physical features of plants (e.g., needing full light, bearing fragrant flowers). Each two-page section describes about nine plants and includes a color photograph of each. Cultural information is brief and can be misleading. For example, about poinsettias the authors say "with patience they can be encouraged to flower for a second year or more." However, they don't mention that in order to bloom poinsettias need total darkness for 14 hours each night for eight weeks starting in late September. Boxes in each section list other plants that fit the category, but not all are covered in the book. While the photographs are lovely and the layout is attractive, there are better books for beginners, including Pat Regel's The Houseplant Survival Guide (Taunton, 1997) for clear, detailed instructions on houseplant care and Ingrid Jantra and Ursula Kr ger's The House Plant Encyclopedia (LJ 3/15/97) for information about individual species.--Sue O'Brien, Downers Grove P.L., IL
Booknews
A practical and inspiring guide to choosing suitable houseplants for the home or office. Includes detailed yet succinct cultural information for each plant, as well as some 400 color photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789435224
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.66(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.57(d)

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