The House Plant Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world’s best-selling gardening author.
Quite simply, the best-selling gardening book in the world. Over a million copies have been sold in the U.S, and nearly 14 million worldwide. According to one reviewer - “after the Bible, the best-selling reference book of all time.”
In a basketful of countries it has taught people how to choose and care for their indoor plants. Its style of dealing with each plant with drawings, photographs and no-nonsense text has become a legend in the publishing world. If you have house plants (and who doesn’t?) you need this book.
About the Author
Dr Hessayon is the world’s best-selling horticultural author - his Expert series of gardening books have sold over 53 million copies. He has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth who created him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to British horticulture. He has been honoured by a leading newspaper which included him in its list of ‘60 Truly Great Elizabethans’ because “he has taught millions of us how to garden with his wonderful do-it-yourself guides”. He has been honoured by Guinness World Records as “the top-selling living author of the 1990s”. He has been honoured at the National British Book Awards with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Expert style is hard to define. According to the Librarian of the Royal Horticultural Society “Dr Hessayon perfected a manner of presentation which has yet to be surpassed for clarity, intelligibility and ease of access”. According to The Times “he invented a formula of clear, uncluttered advice and illustrations with a superbly logical layout”.
There are 21 Expert titles in the series which have been enjoyed by gardeners all round the world. The House Plant Expert has now passed sales of one million copies in both the U.S and Russia.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Plants in the Home||3|
|The ten golden rules||4|
|How to choose the right plant||4|
|The naming of house plants||5|
|The shape of house plants||6|
|The growing conditions for house plants||8|
|Buying a house plant||9|
|Taking it home||9|
|Housing your plant||10|
|Repotting your plant||12|
|Facts & figures||14|
|Chapter 2||Displaying Indoor Plants||15|
|The Specimen Plant||16|
|The Pot Group||18|
|The Indoor Garden||20|
|Positioning your plants||29|
|A room-by-room guide to house plants||32|
|Chapter 3||The Classification of House Plants||49|
|Foliage house plants||50|
|Flowering house plants||54|
|Flowering pot plants||56|
|Chapter 4||House Plants A-Z||60|
|Chapter 5||Plant Care||226|
|Chapter 6||Increasing Your Stock||237|
|Chapter 7||Plant Troubles||241|
|Chapter 8||House Plant Grower's Dictionary||247|
|Chapter 9||Plant Index||251|