Complete Houseplants: Featuring over 200 Easy-Care Favorites / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Complete Houseplants provides homeowners with all the information they need to incorporate plants in the interior design of their homes. The book covers the basics of choosing the right plants for the home, selecting containers, and plant arranging. Sections on proper care and lighting will help homeowners enjoy heathy, beautiful houseplants for years. But the heart of the book are the 250 plant profiles, with 50 of those profiles new to this edition. Each profile gives tips for successful care, including light, watering, and fertilizing requirements.
|Publisher:||Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|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 ContentsIntroductionChapter 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