Gardening

Happy houseplants : 30 lovely varieties to brighten up your home book cover

Happy houseplants : 30 lovely varieties to brighten up your home

Angela Staehling

635.965 /Staehling
Gardening

For anyone who has longed for a garden of their own—whether a city dweller or one with less-than-green thumbs—this is a handy little guide to growing and maintaining houseplants. Cheerful and informative, Happy Houseplants will guide any budding indoor botanist through a bevy of topics, from soil and water to light and fertilizer. With beautiful illustrations accompanying 30 different profiles of plants, from the easygoing Air Plant to the striking Zebra Cactus, this nifty book is the perfect gift for anyone looking to bring a piece of the outdoors inside.

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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

Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green, and healthy. Houseplants gives you the best techniques to water, fertilize, groom, propagate and more—helping you keep your plants healthy.

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This is a great book for anyone with houseplants. A well written easy to follow guide, it begins with a section on the basics of houseplant care. What I liked most about this book is how the 150+ plant profiles in the second half of the book. She has grouped them into 3 categories: Easy to Grow Moderately Easy and Challenging. Each category starts with multiple pages of thumbnail images to help you figure out what plant you have. Each plant profile has the common as well as botanical Latin name, a description, the plant’s light and water requirements, propagation methods and cultivars. -Beth

Up in the garden and down in the dirt book cover

Up in the garden and down in the dirt

Kate Messner

jE Messner
Picture Books, Nature, Gardening

"Up in the garden, the world is full of green--leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden between the stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt."--

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One in a great nonfiction picture book series, be sure to look for the others. -Casey