The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:146547787X

Total Pages:224

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Twelve inspiring projects, plus 200 in-depth plant profiles with detailed useful information and care instructions to help you cultivate and care for your houseplants. Learn how to choose which plants to use where, care for your houseplants to keep them healthy, and use plants to best effect in your home, with trusted advice, creative inspiration, strong visual aesthetic, and practical step-by-step detail. Two hundred plant profiles provide information and care instructions for a wide variety of plants, including ferns, orchids, and succulents, while a dozen step-by-step photographic projects offer exciting ideas for using plants to decorate your home or greenhouse-from eye-catching terrariums to a living succulent wall to a floating kokedama "string garden." With information on plant care, propagation, pests and diseases, pruning, and problem-solving, The Practical Houseplant Book is the essential guide for indoor gardeners.

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Practical Houseplant Book

Author:Zia Allaway,Fran Bailey

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0744034612

Total Pages:224

Viewed:1176

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Twelve inspiring projects, plus 200 in-depth plant profiles with detailed useful information and care instructions to help you cultivate and care for your houseplants. Learn how to choose which plants to use where, care for your houseplants to keep them healthy, and use plants to best effect in your home, with trusted advice, creative inspiration, strong visual aesthetic, and practical step-by-step detail. Two hundred plant profiles provide information and care instructions for a wide variety of plants, including ferns, orchids, and succulents, while a dozen step-by-step photographic projects offer exciting ideas for using plants to decorate your home or greenhouse-from eye-catching terrariums to a living succulent wall to a floating kokedama "string garden." With information on plant care, propagation, pests and diseases, pruning, and problem-solving, The Practical Houseplant Book is the essential guide for indoor gardeners.

The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery

Author:Emma Sibley

Publisher:Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN:1787132838

Total Pages:144

Viewed:1644

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House plants are having a moment. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and a statement in any space they inhabit, growing these plants is virtually foolproof.The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery is a source of green inspiration for small-space gardening, featuring a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of foliage to own. From dramatic palms and tropical leafy wonders to beautiful ferns and flowering potted plants – this book covers everything you need to know about nurturing and growing your own.Each of the 60 plants is accompanied by luscious photography and an easy-to-follow breakdown of all the essential requirements for that variety. This includes details on size, growth and flowering, along with any extra tips on caring for that specific plant.

The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing House Plants

Author:Kay Maguire,Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

Publisher:White Lion Publishing

ISBN:0711240388

Total Pages:144

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Which are delicate and which indestructible? – We show how to find the right home for your plants and the right plants for your home. The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing House Plants is a beautifully illustrated giftable gardening reference book, combining exquisite botanical illustrations with practical indoor projects. Readers can discover over 75 life-changing plants and 12 home-transforming projects. Each project is described and illustrated with step-by-step photographs. Starting from the premise that we want to show how to grow the right plant in the right place, we demonstrate the benefits of all common house plants and how to care and curate them in the home. Includes cacti, succulents, bromeliads including air plants, foliage house plants, flowering house plants, and house plants for scent and air freshening.

The New Plant Parent

Author:Darryl Cheng

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1683353242

Total Pages:208

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For indoor gardeners everywhere, Darryl Cheng offers a new way to grow healthy house plants. He teaches the art of understanding a plant’s needs and giving it a home with the right balance of light, water, and nutrients. After reading Cheng, the indoor gardener will be far less the passive follower of rules for the care of each species and much more the confident, active grower, relying on observation and insight. And in the process, the plant owner becomes a plant lover, bonded to these beautiful living things by a simple love and appreciation of nature. The New Plant Parent covers all of the basics of growing house plants, from finding the right light, to everyday care like watering and fertilizing, to containers, to recommended species. Cheng’s friendly tone, personal stories, and accessible photographs fill his book with the same generous spirit that has made @houseplantjournal, his Instagram account, a popular source of advice and inspiration for thousands of indoor gardeners.

The Inspired Houseplant

Author:Jen Stearns

Publisher:Sasquatch Books

ISBN:1632171783

Total Pages:208

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The ultimate go-to guide for aspiring indoor gardeners, this book offers inspiration and instruction to envision and create your own gorgeous in-home garden spaces. With plentiful images and a distinctly modern and sophisticated feel, this book imparts both easy-to-follow advice and creative garden-design inspiration. Whether you are looking to pick a statement plant for your living room, create a terrarium centerpiece, or arrange an artful display of air plants, this book will provide the tools you need. You'll be tempted to thumb through it again and again--for both resource and relaxation. Includes: -Plant Basics: beginner-friendly plant care info -Plant Guide: profiles of popular indoor plants -Plant Projects: fun, easy projects with major wow factor (including trending designs like terrariums, air plants, marimo and other underwater gardens, kokedama, mounted staghorn ferns, and edible herbs) -Plant Style: ways to use plants in interior design for every style from Desert Boho to Midcentury Modern

The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual

Author:Barbara Pleasant

Publisher:Storey Publishing

ISBN:1612122159

Total Pages:384

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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.

Houseplant Handbook

Author:David Squire

Publisher:Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN:1620082330

Total Pages:273

Viewed:1309

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"Grow a garden inside! Houseplants bring life and color to any room, and with the right care you can successfully cultivate everything from succulents and bonsai to foliage, flowers, and fruit. Here is everything you always wanted to know about houseplants packed into one easy-to-use volume. Horticulturist David Squire provides simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming, and pest control. The heart of the book is a well-illustrated plant directory that offers a fresh perspective on more than 300 popular varieties, arranged by houseplant families. Each entry features a color photograph for identification; the plant’s botanical and common names; its height, spread, optimum climate and light; and propagation tips. Other essential information on feeding, watering, and grooming is covered in a handy quick reference icon panel. Inside The Houseplant Handbook: Complete guide to caring for houseplants, written by an expert horticulturist. User-friendly reference, rich in practical advice on every stage of indoor gardening. Explains how to achieve lasting success with flowering and fruiting plants, cacti, succulents, palms, cycads, bulbs, bromeliads, and ferns. Step-by-step instructions on selection, watering, feeding, presentation, repotting, grooming, propagation, and pest control. Comprehensive Plant Directory covers more than 300 species with color identification photos, botanical and common names, and essential advice. Quick reference panels provide each species' required summer and winter temperature and light conditions, its watering and fertilizing needs, and propagation tips. "

Grow in the Dark

Author:Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

Publisher:Cool Springs Press

ISBN:0760364524

Total Pages:160

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Grow in the Dark puts the spotlight on 50 of the best houseplants you can grow in your dim or dark apartment. Author Lisa Eldred-Steinkopf, known as the Houseplant Guru, shares the knowledge she’s gained tending to her own personal jungle of over 1,000 houseplants. Having a south-facing window doesn’t always guarantee you the best light to grow plants—especially if your window faces an alley or a tree-lined street. What’s the point of growing an urban jungle if tall buildings are blocking all your sunshine? This compact guide, designed to look as good on your shelf as it is useful, will help you learn how to make the most of your light so you can reap the physical and emotional benefits of living with plants. Detailed profiles include tips on watering your plants just right, properly potting them, and troubleshooting pests and diseases. You’ll also learn which plants are safe to keep around your pets. Whether you live in a shady top-floor apartment or a dungeon-y garden level, this book will help you grow your plant collection to its healthiest for its Instagram debut.

Houseplants (mini)

Author:Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

Publisher:Cool Springs Press

ISBN:0760365938

Total Pages:224

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What's the best way to nurture your green thumb when you don't have a yard or space? Houseplants! This is the guide to raising the best, healthiest, and happiest potted plants nature has ever seen. When you want to raise plants but just don’t have the space, then it’s time to turn to houseplants! Offers complete information on the most popular varieties of houseplants along with details on maintenance, care and know-how so you can easily select the best plants for your lifestyle and space. Join the millions of house-plant-loving enthusiasts in this no-yard-required hobby without the questions of which potting mix to try, what the right level of light you’ll need, or how to shift your plants as seasons change. Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green, and healthy. And as you watch them grow, you can stimulate your inner botanist with the included information on each plant’s Latin family, varieties, bloom period, mature height, all illustrated in beautiful color photos.

Plant Parenting

Author:Leslie F. Halleck

Publisher:Timber Press

ISBN:160469923X

Total Pages:264

Viewed:906

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“Everything a plant parent needs to take their plant collection—and plant knowledge—to the next level.” —Maria Failla, founder, Bloom & Grow Radio podcast Do you have a passion for houseplants? A desire to grow more tomatoes? Do you want a garden bursting with colorful flowers? No matter what kind of plant fan you are, it’s easy to make more of your favorite plants—and it can be done for free! Plant Parenting is a beginner-friendly introduction to plant propagation. Leslie F. Halleck details the basic tools necessary, demystifies seed starting and saving, and shares easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical techniques. She also provides additional information on controlling pests and diseases and transplanting seedlings and cuttings. Charming, richly illustrated, and accessible, Plant Parenting is for anyone looking to make more of their favorite plants.

Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location

Author:DK

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1465495142

Total Pages:400

Viewed:1633

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Including more than 2,000 recommendations from gardening experts, Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location includes planting suggestions for over 30 types of sites, from notoriously dry ground by a hedge or fence to cracks in walls or paving, explains how to assess site and soil, and presents a stunning range of plant partners and planting schemes. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, whose Smithsonian's Gardens creates and manages the Smithsonian's outdoor gardens, interiorscapes, and horticulture-related collections and exhibits, Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location is the perfect book for gardeners looking to make the most out of their plot.

How Not to Kill Your Houseplant

Author:Veronica Peerless

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1465495436

Total Pages:144

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You had one job: watering your new plant. But it's been a week and it's already dying. Fear not! This helpful guide is here to show you how to rescue your plants. Follow the survival tips outlined in this book and you'll be on your way to having your home brimming with green life. It's absolutely possible not to assassinate your houseplant - all you need is this book! From identifying exactly what's in the pot to helping it flourish and grow, this is your guide to creating an oasis of happy, flourishing houseplants. With over 50 different types of popular houseplants, this book summarizes what type of care your plants do (or don't) need. Find out which types of plants will thrive in your living space. You'll also discover how to keep a cactus alive, where to hang air plants, and how to repot succulents. Understand how much light, water, heat, and humidity your plant needs. Whatever your horticulture woes, this book will explain and fix it. Yellowed leaves, drooping leaves, and dried leaves - learn to spot the danger signs and how to take the proper action to rescue your sick plant. Packed with helpful tips, pictures, and information panels, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will equip you with the skills necessary to raise a healthy plant. Give Your Plants a Chance! If you're horticulturally challenged and can't keep a house plant alive to save your life, then this book is for you! This practical guide to raising indoor plants equips you with the know-how you need to care for your plants. Inside the pages of this comprehensive gardening book from, you'll discover: - Tips on watering and feeding plants. - Advice on how to choose the perfect house plants for your unique space and needs. - Helpful survival tips and simple ways not to kill your plants. - Everything you need to know about lighting for house plants, from natural to artificial lighting sources. - Learn to spot the danger signs in unhealthy indoor plants and the effective techniques on how to rescue them.

Practical Cactus and Succulent Book

Author:Fran Bailey,Zia Allaway

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1465498931

Total Pages:224

Viewed:1817

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Choose the right plant from 200 varieties of cacti and succulents, and learn how to grow and show them off with help from this comprehensive guide. How can you encourage your bunny ear cactus to flower and flourish? What is the best method for propagating an Echeveria or Kalanchoe? What exactly are living stones, and where do they grow in the wild? Practical Cactus and Succulent Book is the ultimate reference book for cactus and succulent enthusiasts. An extensive illustrated plant directory profiles more than 200 succulent and cactus varieties, with instructions on how to grow each one, while information dashboards offer fascinating facts and quirky stats about different plant families, such as Euphorbia and Echinopsis. Show off your plants with inspirational display ideas and step-by-step projects. Follow the simple propagation instructions to increase your cacti and succulent collection without spending money. Keep your plants healthy with advice and tips for care and cultivation.

Plant

Author:Gynelle Leon

Publisher:Octopus Books

ISBN:1784727660

Total Pages:224

Viewed:1410

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Plant is a stylish, practical, modern guide to the world of house plants. House plants can change a home in an instant. A flash of colour, a calming influence, they are adaptable, affordable and - if you know how - easy to care for. In Plant, horticultural expert and author of Prick, Gynelle Leon, gives you all the knowledge you need to help your plants thrive. Featuring: - A plant gallery showcasing some of the very best house plants - A chapter of styling ideas to inspire you to show your plants and their best - A care guide with all you need to know to help your plants thrive

Houseplants

Author:Clare Matthews

Publisher:Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN:1607653834

Total Pages:250

Viewed:1811

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This inspirational and practical book demonstrates how well-chosen houseplants breathe life into an interior, lifting the spirits, providing a burst of colour and texture and fill a room with scent and character. Informed and imaginative text by Clare Matthews and stunning photography by Clive Nichols demonstrate how tired or unwelcoming rooms can be instantly transformed with a few well-chosen houseplants. Choosing the right plant for difficult locations, using colour creatively and the importance of texture, shape and scale are all explained. The book reveals how to use budget plants and containers to great effect as well as how to get the best from investment plants. There are separate chapters on flowering and foliage plants, on containers and plant choices for difficult positions, as well as advice on feeding, watering and dealing with problems. It concludes with a plant profile directory that gives good, solid information on the care of the most commonly grown houseplants.

The Flowering Plants Handbook

Author:James W. Byng

Publisher:Plant Gateway Ltd.

ISBN:0992999316

Total Pages:619

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This plant book aims to help identify flowering plants to genus and family level anywhere in the world. In 2014 there were very few available works which were both comprehensive and up-to-date for all the flowering plants families and genera of the world. The Flowering Plants Handbook is an easy to use identification guide to the worlds flowering plants designed for both specialists and non-specialists and from beginner to expert. The book contains descriptions of all currently recognised flowering plant families, morphological notes for 6656 genera (all current genera for 398/413 families) and over 3000 images and illustrations. Flowering plants can be identified using the book to family and much of the world's generic diversity in four 'easy' steps. Some plants will be identified correctly quickly, whilst others may require some retracing of steps and take a little more time. The advantage of this book is that it helps the user learn about the classification system and plant diversity during the identification process. This work was compiled and developed using the living, library and herbarium collections at the University of Aberdeen, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Grafting and Budding

Author:WJ Lewis,DMcE Alexander

Publisher:Landlinks Press

ISBN:0643098992

Total Pages:112

Viewed:361

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Grafting and Budding: A Practical Guide for Fruit and Nut Plants and Ornamentals is an updated and expanded version of Grafting and Budding Fruit and Nut Trees and now includes the grafting of ornamental plants. It is a comprehensive and clearly written, practical guide to all of the grafting and budding techniques any professional or home gardener is likely to need. The book begins with a brief history of the subject, explains how grafting works and shows why it is now the preferred technique for propagating most commercial plants. It then describes the basics of budding, grafting and multi-grafting and presents step-by-step instructions for making the special cuts used in grafting and budding. Advice is also given on the selection of scion wood, the preparation of rootstocks and the after-care of grafted plants. The methods of budding and grafting are explained in fine detail, including T-budding, chip budding and patch budding, the splice graft, wedge graft, whip and tongue graft, side graft, bark graft and approach graft, the grafting of herbaceous plants and machine bench grafting. More than 60 sketches and photographs are included to help illustrate various aspects of the skill of grafting. New to this edition are sections covering the preferred methods of propagation for Australian natives such as eucalypts, banksias, hakeas and grevilleas; cacti; conifers; general deciduous ornamentals; black passionfruit; roses and tomatoes, making it an indispensable addition to any avid gardener’s bookshelf.

Grow Houseplants

Author:DK

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0744051061

Total Pages:144

Viewed:1467

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Make your green-thumbed dreams a reality with these accessible, practical gardening e-guide. The Grow series is all about helping you make the most of your green space. Tapping into today's most popular gardening topics, including container gardening, growing your own produce, pruning and training, eco-friendly gardening, making your own compost, and caring for houseplants, Grow makes gardening simple for new enthusiasts and confident growers alike. Jargon-free advice and at-a-glance profiles are paired with full-color photography and clear illustrations, all presented in a modern format. Easy to use and written by trusted experts, this new series has everything you need to know to help your garden Grow.