The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN:1601383495

Total Pages:288

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Houseplants are one of the most enduring members of any household. They provide a much needed addition of color, fresh oxygen, and character to any room. They can add a boost to your mood, improve the quality of air in your home, and help relax you after a long day at wont. But every houseplant needs a different amount of care, including water, food, and sunlight, Some plants, if they get too much light or too little water, will simply die without warning. To combat 1 this, you need a complete guide to keeping your houseplants alive and happy. In this guide, you will learn all of the basics of houseplant care, starting with a thorough explanation and glossary of terms that are used to describe different plants and how they grow. You will learn what makes a houseplant different from other plants and how much water, sunlight, and food each plant needs to truly stay alive. You will read specific sections about many of the common houseplants, sections that contain detailed information about the needs of each specific plant. Top houseplant experts and gardeners have contributed their insight through various interviews to further the knowledge you can gain from this book and to help you overcome particularly finicky houseplants. You will learn to find the right plant location in your home, avoid meddlesome pests and pets, and make sure unknown contagions do not interfere with the growth of -your plants. This book, for anyone who has ever wanted to add a little green to their home, is the perfect path to understanding and keeping your favorite houseplants healthy and happy.

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How to Raise a Plant

Author:Morgan Doane

Publisher:Laurence King Publishing

ISBN:1786275473

Total Pages:416

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Aimed at a new generation of indoor gardening enthusiasts, this book is a perfect guide for anyone keen to see their plant offspring thrive. Plants have found popularity in the small home, and are being proclaimed the new stars of Instagram. This attractive little book is ideal for the novice "plant parent," providing tips on how to choose plants, and above all how to care for them and keep them thriving. Indoor-plant experts and Instagrammers Erin Harding and Morgan Doane bring the subject to life alongside their beautiful photographs of happy plants in the home.

The Complete Guide to Growing Windowsill Plants

Author:Donna Marie Murphy,Angela Williams Duea

Publisher:Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN:1601383460

Total Pages:288

Viewed:351

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A windowsill is among the best possible places to put a plant âe" it provides ample sunlight, brightens the look of your home from the outside, and adds what amounts to a filter to the air coming in and out of your home. In winter, they can add a touch of color to an otherwise drab view, and in summer they thrive. But, not every plant grows well in these conditions âe" with as many as 40 percent of most houseplants according to Garden Guides not needing nearly that much sunlight. The selection of the right houseplants for your windowsill is a necessary step to ensuring they survive and thrive. This book will guide you through the steps needed to select the perfect plants for your windowsill and cultivate them to both fit in with your space and to survive the conditions, whether inside or outside. You will learn everything you need to know to effectively plant windowsill plants and improve how your home and your windows look to the world outside. You will learn, through a series of detailed charts, which plants are best suited to the cramped space of a windowsill and which ones will only give you problems. You will learn how much light each plant needs and how much water and food they need and whether you need to supplement natural provision of these resources. You will learn how to care for your plants while keeping away pests and animals that may eat the leaves or dig up the dirt. Top experts in gardening have been interviewed and their insights will help you learn what works and what doesnâe(tm)t work for your windowsill plants. From first planting, whether by seed or potted plant, you will have every resource you need to keep your windowsill plants alive and thriving in their new environment with this book. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Doctor Houseplant

Author:William Davidson

Publisher:Cool Springs Press

ISBN:0760369879

Total Pages:176

Viewed:499

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Doctor Houseplant provides all you need to know about the maintenance and care of your favorite houseplants. Introduce gorgeous greenery into your apartment or home with houseplants. As well as being affordable and easy to transport if you move, nothing helps more to instantly create a lively and inviting interior than houseplants. You can start small and build a plant collection as your confidence develops. To care for your collection, you’ll need to take into consideration every plant’s individual needs. While some plants are easy to care for—particularly cacti, succulents, and snake plants (Sansevieria trifasciata)—some of the most spectacular may need a little extra love. This comprehensive guide to houseplants covers 42 of the most popular houseplants, with all the information you need to help them thrive, including ideal conditions and common concerns, as well as the plant’s common names and the varieties available. Nurture healthy, happy plants with techniques for: Choosing and buying Watering and feeding Light and position Compost and potting Dealing with pests and diseases Solutions tailored by symptoms Find complete growing guidance for: the urn plant, Chinese evergreen, anthurium, cast iron plant, azalea, begonia, bulbs and corms, cacti and succulents, peacock plant, spider plant, grape ivy, croton, cyclamen, umbrella plant, dumb cane, dracaena, poinsettia, ferns, ficus, mosaic plant, ivy, dwarf umbrella tree, herbs, wax plant, jasmine, swiss cheese plant, banana plant, orchid, palms, geranium, radiator plant, philodendron, Chinese money plant, snake plant, holiday cactus, devil’s ivy, African hemp, peace lily, Madagascar jasmine, arrowhead vine, inch plant, and yucca cane. With extensive care charts that serve as a vital reference tool, photographs of damaged leaves or flowers that help you identify specific problems, and photography showing the life and beauty that plants bring to a home, this guide is your key to thriving houseplants.

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.

Houseplants for All

Author:Danae Horst

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0358379962

Total Pages:208

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Turn over a new leaf with Houseplants for All, and actually keep all your plant babies happy and healthy. Use the plant profile quiz to easily find your perfect match instead of picking up whatever catches your eye at the store and hoping that it'll survive your home and lifestyle. Whether you're always busy and can't remember to water, get unobstructed natural light all day, or live in the shadow of a skyscraper, a tropical oasis or arid winter-land, there is a plant that'll thrive with you. After finding the right plants for your home, this book will help you to master plant care, complete with projects and tips for which containers work best, the best plants for small places, how to live together with pets and plants, and solutions to problems like pests, root rot, and lack of nutrients. Whether you're an experienced plant parent or have never owned anything other than a fake ficus, this book is the perfect guide for happy plants in your home.

Home Sweet Houseplant

Author:Baylor Chapman

Publisher:Artisan Books

ISBN:1648290701

Total Pages:128

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Greenify Your Home No matter what space you’re considering—from a kitchen window to a loft-size living room—this book, adapted from Decorating with Plants, will show you how to find the perfect plant for the perfect spot. Plant designer Baylor Chapman starts with the basics, including a guide for choosing and caring for your plants, then takes the reader room by room, offering unexpected design concepts and inspired projects to elevate your home. How about four ways to turn your dresser into a style statement—urban bohemian, feminine glamour, sleek contemporary, or natural beauty?

Urban Botanics

Author:Emma Sibley

Publisher:Aurum

ISBN:1781317607

Total Pages:160

Viewed:335

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Have trouble keeping house plants alive? Struggling to find your green fingers? Fear not! You can still have a beautiful plant-filled home with this stunning guide to indoor plants. Whether you are looking to cultivate an entire indoor garden, or simply wish to know more about your single cactus, you can be sure to find the right information for you amongst the seventy-five plants in this stylish guide. And the best bit? All the plants are easy to maintain so even the most timid of gardeners can enjoy turning their hand to this green-fingered pastime. Learn how to care for succulents, cacti, flowering and foliage plants even with a full-time job, with this unique gardening guide that is made to fit alongside our modern-day schedules. With endless inspiration to brighten up your home,desk or office, this beautiful book of plants from across the world is a must for lovers of art and design, as well as plants.

Practical Houseplant Book

Author:Zia Allaway,Fran Bailey

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.

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 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.

Wild at Home

Author:Hilton Carter

Publisher:Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN:1782497595

Total Pages:144

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"Hilton Carter's love for plants is infectious... His lush and exuberant displays are inspiring reminders that plants can be so much more than neat little containers on a window sill."Grace Bonney, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Design*Sponge Take a tour through Hilton’s own apartment and other lush spaces, filled with a huge array of thriving plants, and learn all you need to know to create your own urban jungle. As the owner of over 200 plants, Hilton feels strongly about the role of plants in one’s home – not just for the beauty they add, but for health benefits as well: ‘having plants in your home not only adds life, but changes the airflow throughout. It’s also a key design element when styling your place. For me, it wasn’t about just having greenery, but having the right variety of greenery. I like to see the different textures of foliage all grouped together. You take a fiddle leaf fig and sandwich it between a birds of paradise and a monstera and.... yes!’ You will be armed with the know-how you need to care for your plants, where to place them, how to propagate, how to find the right pot, and much more, and most importantly, how to arrange them so that they look their best. Combine sizes and leaf shapes to stunning effect, grow your own succulents from leaf cuttings, create your own air plant display, and more.

The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery

Author:Emma Sibley

Publisher:Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN:1787132838

Total Pages:144

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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.

Houseplants for a Healthy Home

Author:Jon VanZile

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1507207301

Total Pages:128

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This A-to-Z guide illuminates the numerous health benefits of 50 common, easy-to-grow houseplants along with detailed care instructions and beautiful illustrations of each plant. With plant-scaped rooms popping up all over Pinterest, style blogs, and home décor magazines, houseplants are the hottest home accessory right now—and for good reason. Plants are a quick and easy way to add life, color, and texture to any indoor space. But houseplants offer so much more than just visual interest to a room. They can purify the air, reduce stress, improve sleep—and much more! Houseplants for a Healthy Home explains the specific health and wellness benefits of 50 common, easy-to-grow, and popular houseplants, while introducing you to new favorites bound to brighten your life. You will find an A-to-Z guide of a variety of the plants that includes a beautiful illustration of each plant, along with the plant’s health benefits and clear, detailed care instructions. Let Houseplants for a Healthy Home lead you to a life in full bloom.

The Complete Book of Ferns

Author:Mobee Weinstein

Publisher:Cool Springs Press

ISBN:0760363951

Total Pages:256

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The Complete Book of Ferns is filled with botanical information, indoor and outdoor growing and care information, details on propagation, display ideas, and even craft projects. This gorgeous book is authored by Mobee Weinstein, the Foreman of Gardeners at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and a veteran guest on the Martha Stewart Living TV show and other media outlets. Houseplants in general are in ascendance, but no category is hotter than ferns. From the otherworldly Staghorns—mounted like antler trophies in homes throughout the world—to the classic Boston Ferns and newer varieties like Crispy Wave, ferns are definitely back in fashion. And to no one’s surprise. After all, ferns are among the very oldest plants on the planet, with a long and storied history. There are tens of thousands of known varieties of ferns. In the Victorian Era, ferns created an absolute craze for more than 50 years. They re-emerged as integral home décor accessories in the '50s and '60s, and who didn’t spend time in a "Fern Bar" back in the '80s? And they are back again. This comprehensive reference starts its examination of ferns 400 million years ago, when the first species of this group of spore-reproducing plants appeared on Earth, exploring their evolution and eventual incorporation into human culture, including the powers associated with them and their practical and ornamental uses. Then, after an exploration of fern botany—its parts, how it grows, its variability in size and form, habitats, propagation, etc.—you'll learn how to green your indoor and outdoor environments with ferns. Every aspect of fern care is covered: potting/planting, watering, fertilizing, pest and disease control, and more. With this knowledge absorbed, explore creative planting projects, like terrariums, vertical gardens (living walls), mixed tabletop gardens, and moss baskets. To make your survey of ferns complete, create pressed fern art, fabric wall hangings with chlorophyll-stained designs, cyanotypes, and hand-made fern-decorated paper. In the end, you will understand why this ancient plant class continues to be all the rage.

Terrariums - Gardens Under Glass

Author:Maria Colletti

Publisher:Cool Springs Press

ISBN:1627887113

Total Pages:176

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Terrariums are the ultimate way to bring the natural world indoors! The art of terrarium making is back in vogue and better than ever. Growing collections of adorable miniature plants in glass vessels is a great way to bring the indoors out and get back in touch with nature—no matter where you live and what time of year it is. Whether you reside in a tiny apartment, spend the bulk of your hours at an office desk, or just want to be better connected to green, living things, terrariums are the ticket. A wondrous combination of nature, gardening, and home decor, terrarium building and tending is both therapeutic and inspirational. Terrarium expert and teacher Maria Colletti makes designing your very own interior gardens easy with step-by-step photos of over twenty of her own terrarium designs. Plus, you'll get all the information you need about popular terrarium plants, such as tillandsias (air plants), orchids, mosses, cacti, succulents, and ferns. Transform basic glass containers, including vases, jars, vertical planters, hanging globes, tabletop greenhouses, and more, into miniature worlds of green. Once you know the basics (the plants, the vessels, and a basic understanding of soil, water, and humidity), you can mix and match for an endless exploration of your own creativity!

Houseplants (mini)

Author:Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

Publisher:Cool Springs Press

ISBN:0760365938

Total Pages:224

Viewed:1962

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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.

Introduction To Raised Bed Gardening

Author:Peter Shepperd

Publisher:Wryting Ltd

ISBN:1913871029

Total Pages:136

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End your reliance on grocery store fruits and veggies for good by starting your own garden in 5 dummy-proof steps. Imagine making a delicious salad for your family in the evening. You open the fridge just to find that you’ve run out of cucumbers. Closing the fridge door gently, you go out in the backyard and walk by your raised bed garden. There, fresh, delicious, and crispy homegrown cucumbers await you. All you have to do is pick them off the plant, wash them, and chop them up. Does this idyllic picture seem too out of reach? It shouldn’t be! Raised bed gardening is the perfect simple approach for beginners who want to grow their own food. Raised bed gardening eliminates many of the challenges that traditional planting brings to the table. You’ll be free from having to worry about weeds, pests, and extensive soil manipulations. Not only that, but raised bed gardening also offers ideal conditions for growing a wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. You may now be thinking: So, what does it take to get started? All you will need to do is complete 5 simple steps to put together your raised bed garden, plant your fruits and veggies, and ensure optimal yields. In An Introduction to Raised Bed Gardening, you will discover: Why a raised bed garden is the right choice for your family The most optimum places where you can position a raised bed garden Secrets for optimal yield that cost nothing to implement A comprehensive list of tools and supplies you’ll need to get your plants to thrive , even if DIY isn’t your forte 10 kinds of plants that beginners can master from their first growth season When to plant your cucumbers, tomatoes and greens if you want maximum yield Completely organic fertilization and pest control strategies to keep your plants healthy and increase the quality of the produce The best soil care practices to give you amazing crops one season after the other 7 raised bed gardening challenges newbies will face, and simple strategies to eliminate each one And much more! While you’re probably feeling excited about the prospect of starting your own garden, there could still be some insecurities and hesitation. Maybe you haven’t been capable of keeping a houseplant alive up to this point--how will you maintain an entire garden? Wouldn’t it be too difficult, too expensive, and too much out of your comfort zone? Raised bed gardening is the ideal approach for getting started with gardening as many common and tiresome procedures are eliminated altogether. And once you master that, you can move on to the other 9 books in the series that will teach you everything from A to Z about gardening. This is the perfect chance to acquaint yourself with gardening and start producing your own delicious, nutritious organic food. Scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button if you want to learn the basics of the amazing raised bed gardening technique.