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Complete Houseplant Survival Manual

Complete Houseplant Survival Manual - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1580175692

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ISBN13: 978-1580175692
ISBN10: 1580175694
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Storey Books
Published: 2005
International: No

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Complete Houseplant Survival Manual - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1580175692

Pleasant

ISBN13: 978-1580175692
ISBN10: 1580175694
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Storey Books

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Welcome to a whole new world of houseplants -- 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 ''Guide to Houseplant Care” 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.

Author Bio

Award-winning author Barbara Pleasant has written about tackling some of gardeners' worst nightmares: bugs, plant diseases, and weeds. Her books include The Gardener's Bug Book, The Gardener's Guide To Plant Diseases, and The Gardener's Weed Book. She is a self-employed garden writer who contributes to newspapers and several magazines, including GreenPrints, Organic Gardening, and Country Journal, and is author and publisher of Alabama Gardener's Almanac. Barbara is a member of the Garden Writers Association of America. She lives in Huntsville, Alabama.

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