ISBN-10:
1580175694
ISBN-13:
9781580175692
Pub. Date:
09/01/2005
Publisher:
Storey Books
The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Gardening Know-how for Keeping (Not Killing!) More Than 160 Indoor Plants

The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Gardening Know-how for Keeping (Not Killing!) More Than 160 Indoor Plants

by Barbara Pleasant, Rosemary Kautzky
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Overview

It’s a whole new world of houseplants, so make yourself at home in it! If you love the idea of keeping houseplants, but struggle to care for them, you’ll find solace and invaluable advice in this comprehensive guide from expert gardener Barbara Pleasant. Even experienced houseplant enthusiasts will benefit from Pleasant’s expansive knowledge of indoor gardening, which includes personality profiles, growing needs, and troubleshooting tips for 160 blooming and foliage varieties. Create a greener world, one houseplant at a time. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580175692
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 112,831
Product dimensions: 7.88(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author


Barbara Pleasant has been covering organic gardening and self-sufficient living for more than 30 years. A contributing editor to Mother Earth News, Pleasant has garnered multiple awards from the Garden Writers Association and the American Nursery and Landscape Association. She has written books on topics ranging from compost to weeds, including Homegrown Pantry, Starter Vegetable Gardens, The Complete Compost Gardening Guide (with Deborah L. Martin), The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual, The Gardener’s Bug Book, The Gardener’s Weed Book, The Gardener’s Guide to Plant Diseases, and Garden Stone. Her columns and articles appear regularly in Mother Earth Living magazine and at GrowVeg.com and on other informational websites. Pleasant lives in Virginia, where she grows vegetables, herbs, and fruits along with a few chickens, who all have names. 

Table of Contents

Introduction

How Houseplants Earn Their Keep

Plant Identification Guide

Part One: Blooming Houseplants

Part Two: Foliage Houseplants

Part Three: Houseplant Care

Appendices

Glossary of Houseplant Terms

Resources for Houseplant Lovers

Botanical Name/Common Name Cross Reference

Index

Acknowledgments

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The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Gardening Know-how for Keeping (Not Killing!) More Than 160 Indoor Plants 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
schatzi962 More than 1 year ago
I'm an avid outdoor gardener who lives near Buffalo, NY. Needless to say there's not much green outside for half the year. I was desperate for something green and living in the winter so I decided to give houseplants a try but needed help identifying some I already had & wanted more info about their care. I highly recommend this book for beginner to medium experienced indoor gardeners. It includes all the basic categories for care but especially nice is how it highlights certain requirements which are of supreme importance, like 'don't EVER put this one in a room that's below 60 degrees - even a cool draft will kill it!'
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BunnyBV More than 1 year ago
It was exactly what I was looking for. I highly recommend it.