The House Plant Expert

The House Plant Expert

by D. G. Hessayon, D. G. Hassayon

Paperback(Subsequent)

$19.95

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780903505352
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 10/28/1993
Series: Expert Series
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.69(d)

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 1Plants in the Home3
Introduction3
The ten golden rules4
How to choose the right plant4
The naming of house plants5
The shape of house plants6
The growing conditions for house plants8
Buying a house plant9
Taking it home9
Housing your plant10
Repotting your plant12
Facts & figures14
Chapter 2Displaying Indoor Plants15
Introduction15
The Specimen Plant16
The Pot Group18
The Indoor Garden20
The Terrarium26
Positioning your plants29
A room-by-room guide to house plants32
Chapter 3The Classification of House Plants49
Introduction49
Foliage house plants50
Flowering house plants54
Flowering pot plants56
Cacti58
Chapter 4House Plants A-Z60
Introduction60
Varieties61
Chapter 5Plant Care226
Chapter 6Increasing Your Stock237
Chapter 7Plant Troubles241
Chapter 8House Plant Grower's Dictionary247
Chapter 9Plant Index251
Acknowledgments256

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