Gardening

Houseplant Handbook: Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of 300 Everyday Houseplants book cover

Houseplant Handbook: Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of 300 Everyday Houseplants

David Squire

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Gardening

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.

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The new plant parent : develop your green thumb and care for your house-plant family book cover

The new plant parent : develop your green thumb and care for your house-plant family

Darryl Cheng

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Gardening

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.

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How to houseplant : a beginner's guide to making and keeping plant friends book cover

How to houseplant : a beginner's guide to making and keeping plant friends

Heather Rodino.

635.965/Rodino
Gardening

Cultivating houseplants is more popular than ever, and this fun, gifty guide introduces you to one of today's hottest retro activities! Heather Rodino offers a colorfully illustrated overview of caring for your indoor garden, profiling 50 of the most popular houseplants, from succulents to tropical foliage. Her accessible advice, tips, and lists will give novices the confidence they need to begin nurturing their own collection.

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How not to kill your houseplant: survival tips for the horticulturally challenged book cover

How not to kill your houseplant: survival tips for the horticulturally challenged

Veronica Peerless

635.965 /Peerless
Gardening

Can't keep a houseplant alive, no matter how hard you try and how good your intentions are? This is the book for you. You need this book. Give plants a chance. Help your plant live with survival tips and learn the simple ways not to kill your plants.With over 50 different types of popular houseplants, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant summarizes what type of care your plants do (or don't) need. Be on the lookout for warning signs of a sick plant, from brown spots to crispy leaves, and make sure you take the proper action to rescue your plant. Learn the basics of horticulture, from watering your plant to what kind of soil it should be placed in to how much light it needs every day to if a certain type of plant will thrive in your living space. Find out how to keep a cactus alive, where to hang air plants, and how to repot succulents. Full of helpful tips, pictures, and informational panels, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will turn your home into a beautiful greenhouse of healthy, happy plants.

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Houseplants : the complete guide to choosing, growing, and caring for indoor plants book cover

Houseplants : the complete guide to choosing, growing, and caring for indoor plants

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

635.965 /Steinkopf
Gardening

What's the best way to nurture your green thumb when you don't have a yard or space? Houseplants! This is your 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! Houseplants is the definitive guide to the millions of varieties that houseplants come in, and the different levels of maintenance, care and know-how they all require. Now is your chance to dive into this pleasant, 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, and other scientific specs.

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The complete houseplant survival manual : essential know-how for keeping (not killing!) more than 160 indoor plants book cover

The complete houseplant survival manual : essential know-how for keeping (not killing!) more than 160 indoor plants

Barbara Pleasant

635.965 /Pleasant
Gardening

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.

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Gardenlust : a botanical tour of the world's best new gardens book cover

Gardenlust : a botanical tour of the world's best new gardens

Christopher Woods

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Gardening

A steep hillside oasis in Singapore, a garden distinguished by shape and light in Marrakech, a haunting tree museum in Switzerland—these are just a few of the extraordinary outdoor havens visited in Gardenlust. In this sumptuous global tour of modern gardens, intrepid plant expert Christopher Woods spotlights 50 modern gardens that push boundaries and define natural beauty in significant ways. Featuring both private and public gardens, this journey makes its way from the Americas and Europe to Australia and New Zealand, with stops in Asia, Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. Along the way, you'll learn about the people, plants, and stories that make these iconic gardens so lust-worthy. As inspiring as it is insightful, Gardenlust will delight your passion for garden inspiration—and the many places it grows.

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Any time I travel to new places, gardens pull me in. The 50+ gardens in Garden Lust are a combination of public and private gardens, most of which I'll never be able to see. There is more here than a traditional coffee table picture book. Together the photographs , Although I have added some of the North American gardens to my travel bucket list. It's more than a coffeetable picture book, I only wish this book had been bigger - 414 pages of gardens just made me want more! -Beth

The PW proven winners garden book : simple plans, picture-perfect plants, and expert advice for creating a gorgeous garden book cover

The PW proven winners garden book : simple plans, picture-perfect plants, and expert advice for creating a gorgeous garden

Ruth Rogers Clausen

635.9 /Clausen
Gardening

Beautifying your home landscape has never been easier! As with cooking, the success of your garden depends on the quality of the ingredients you use. Clausen and Christopher have created "recipes" for success-- and then include suggestions for improvisation so that you can develop them to your own needs and style preferences. -- adapted from introduction

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Mini meadows : grow a little patch of colorful flowers anywhere around your yard book cover

Mini meadows : grow a little patch of colorful flowers anywhere around your yard

Mike Lizotte

635.9 /Lizotte
Gardening

The word "meadow" conjures images of wide expanses of land, but a mini meadow -- a kind of informal flower garden started with seed sown directly into the soil -- can be any size; plus, it's fun, easy to grow, and good for the planet. From choosing the right variety of seeds, preparing the soil, sowing evenly, and watering well, author Mike Lizotte guides readers through the process of successfully creating a miniature meadow that suits their climate, soil, and growing goals, whether planting to beautify a hellstrip, halt erosion, fill a boggy spot, or establish a nesting area for bees and butterflies.

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I've always wanted to own my own meadow. Using this book as a guide I'm going to turn an abandoned raised bed into my own little flowering meadow. -Beth

Botany in a day : the patterns method of plant identification : Thomas J. Elpel's herbal field guide to plant families book cover

Botany in a day : the patterns method of plant identification : Thomas J. Elpel's herbal field guide to plant families

Thomas J Elpel

580 /Elpel
Gardening

Explains the patterns method of plant identification, describing seven key patterns for recognizing more than 45,000 species of plants, and includes an illustrated reference guide to plant families.

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Did you know that insects and flowering plants co-evolved? It seems obvious, perhaps, but until I read this book I had no idea! I have been trying to become more knowledgeable about plant identification. This was a great book to start with, and I loved the line drawings of plants. I may at one point invest in my own copy! -Heidi K