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Complete Houseplants: Featuring over 200 Easy-Care Favorites / Edition 2

Complete Houseplants: Featuring over 200 Easy-Care Favorites / Edition 2

by Jack Kramer
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ISBN-13: 9781580113977
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/24/2008
Edition description: Second
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.96(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Jack Kramer is the author of more than 100 gardening books, including The World Wildlife Fund Book of Orchids and Women of Flowers, which won the Garden Writers Association of America's "Best Book" Award of Excellence. His many magazine credits include Horticulture, House Beautiful, Family Circle, and Architectural Digest. Widely known for cultivating and writing about houseplants, he was uniquely qualified to grow and supervise the photography of the plants profiled in this book.

Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1: Foliage, Flowers & FamiliesFoliage PlantsFlowering PlantsThe Latest PlantsGift PlantsHanging PlantsChapter 2: Decorating with PlantsDecorating TechniquesElements of DesignPlant FormsPlant PlacementAccent LightingChapter 3: Choosing HouseplantsSize of PlantsShape & Growth HabitLeaf Size & ShapeCharacteristic Plant ShapesLeaf & Flower ColorBuying PlantsIndoor ConditionsGrowing Culinary Herbs IndoorsChapter 4: Houseplant ContainersHanging ContainersPotsTubs and UrnsBoxesChoosing ContainersPedestals, Stands, TrolleysHow to Install Supports for Hanging PlantsDecorative Ceiling HooksWall BracketsChapter 5: Growing HouseplantsLightDaylength Needs of PlantsArtificial LightHow to Build a Knockdown Growing StandSoilPotting MediaRepottingPottingWaterPlants That Dislike Dry ConditionsHeat and HumidityAir CirculationFertilizerTrimming and GroomingRestingSeasonal & Vacation CareChapter 6: Propagating HouseplantsPropagating with SeedContainersGrowing MediumHumidityTransplanting & RepottingVegetative PropagationPropagation with CuttingsPropagation by Air LayeringPropagating BulbsForcing Bulbs for Winter ColorPropagation Methods & HintsChapter 7: Problems: Symptoms & CuresPoor Care: Symptoms & Possible CausesInsect ControlMeet the InsectsPlant DiseasesChapter 8: Plant ProfilesAcanthus FamilyAmaryllis FamilyAralia FamilyAroid FamilyBegonia FamilyBromeliad FamilyCacti and SucculentsEuphorbia FamilyFern FamilyGesneriad FamilyGinger FamilyLily Family and RelativesMulberry FamilyOrchid FamilyPalm FamilySpiderwort FamilyOther FamiliesGlossaryIndexPhoto Credits

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