Growing Healthy Houseplants: Choose the Right Plant, Water Wisely, and Control Pests. A Storey Basics Title

Growing Healthy Houseplants: Choose the Right Plant, Water Wisely, and Control Pests. A Storey Basics Title

by Ellen Zachos

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Overview

This concise Storey BASICS® guide teaches novice gardeners how to successfully keep indoor plants beautiful and healthy. Learn how to choose the best plants for your home and what each species needs in terms of location, water, sunlight, and fertilizer. Covering the basics of repotting, pruning, and dealing with pests, Ellen Zachos shows you how to keep your houseplants looking vibrant for years to come. Soon, you’ll be watching over a collection of thriving plants that add a lively dose of color to your home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612124407
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 12/16/2014
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ellen Zachos teaches foraged mixology workshops to bartenders in partnership with Rémy Cointreau USA, and is a regular contributor to several Edible magazines. A longtime instructor at the New York Botanic Garden, Zachos is the author of six books, including The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Backyard Foraging. She shares wild, seasonal recipes at backyardforager.com.

Table of Contents


Preface

Introduction: Learn to Speak Plant

Part One:  Essentials
  • Light: How Much is Enough?
  • Water and Humidity: Getting It Right
  • The Growing Medium
  • Fertilization: More Isn't Always Better
Part Two:  Daily Care
  • Cool Tools You'll Need
  • Repotting: It Has to Happen Sometime
  • Good Grooming
  • Propagation: Making More Plants
  • Vacation for You, Vacation for Your Plants
  • Managing Pests
  • Diseases

Part Three:  Designing the Indoor Garden
  • It's All in the Display
  • Foilage
  • Flowering Plants
  • Trees
  • Cacti

Index

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