The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Gardening Know-How for Keeping (Not Killing) More Than 160 Indoor Plants
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BeschreibungWelcome to a whole new world of houseplants b" and a whole new generation of plant lovers ready to embrace the joy of indoor gardening! For the nearly 50 percent of U.S. households who spend six billion dollars every year on indoor plants to decorate, purify the air, and generally boost the spirits, The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual provides practical, hands-on advice for how to care for 160 beautiful houseplants, including many new selections that have entered the retail market in the last ten years. For new indoor gardeners, Pleasant offers basic information on how to identify their plants, as well as where to place them and how to keep them healthy. In-depth plant profiles provide troubleshooting guidelines to quickly identify symptoms, causes, and remedies to common problems for each species. Information about how to repot, propagate, and display each plant, as well as advice on the very best varieties, makes this an indispensable reference for every houseplant lover. A more general bGuide to Houseplant Careb addresses every aspect of plant care in an A-to-Z format, from choosing the proper containers and soil mixtures, to coping with pests and diseases, as well as watering, pruning, and staking. With The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual, no green thumb is required to be successful at keeping, not killing, indoor plants.
PortraitAward-winning writer Barbara Pleasant has been honored by the Garden Writers Association and the American Nursery and Landscape Association. A contributing editor to Mother Earth News, Pleasant has been called "one of the most trusted garden writers working today" by Cheryl Long, editor-in-chief of that publication. She has written over a dozen books on topics ranging from compost to weeds. Her columns and articles also appear regularly in Herb Companion and Gardening How-To magazines. Pleasant lives in Virginia, where she grows vegetables and herbs as well as assorted berries and tree fruits. Her website is BarbaraPleasant.com.
Pressestimmen"Cursed with a brown thumb?...Barbara Pleasant has come to your rescue."--Stephanie Bloyd, Mother Earth News, August-September 2006--Stephanie Bloyd "Mother Earth News "
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: STOREY PUB
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 365 Seiten