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What Houseplant Whereby Roy Lancaster
Synopses & Reviews
Renowned gardening experts Roy Lancaster and Matthew Biggs combine their expertise in What Houseplant Where to address the special problems faced by indoor gardeners. What Houseplant Where provided at-a-glance guidance to choosing plants that will thrive in your home, even in difficult or unusual locations. Each plant entry is supported by clear advice on the main care requirements — light, temperature, humidity, feeding, and watering — and any special needs the plant may have; in short, all the facts you need to guarantee the right choice. Section by section, the authors identify the best plants for every area of your home — whether for floral or foliage effect, for specific uses such as trailing or climbing, or simply to suit a particular location or "mini-climate," such as low-light corner or warm, humid bathroom. With superb, full-color photographs of more than 400 readily available plants and suggestions for many hundreds more, What Houseplant Where is an indispensable guide to creating year-round interest in every room.
Book News Annotation:
A practical and inspiring guide to choosing suitable houseplants for the home or office. Includes detailed yet succinct cultural information for each plant, as well as some 400 color photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Roy Lancaster worked at the University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens and the Hillier Nurseries in Hampshire before becoming the first curator of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum in 1970. Since 1980 he has been a freelance writer, plant explorer, and broadcaster. He has written many books, including What Plant Where and What Perennial Where (also published by DK), and regularly contributes to various magazines, including the Royal Horticultural Society's journal The Garden. Matthew Biggs studied horticulture at Pershore College and The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. His broadcasting career began on London News Radio and continued on many radio and television gardening programs. Matthew is particularly fascinated by houseplants and has traveled widely to see them both wild and cultivated in places as far afield as the Caribbean and Indonesia.
Table of Contents
1. Where do Houseplants Come From?; 2. Choosing the Right Houseplant for your Home; 3. Everyday Care; 4. Longer-term Maintenance; 5. Propagation; 6. Houseplant Problems; 7. Floral Effect; 8. Foliage Effect; 9. Locations; 10. Specific Uses; 11. Specialist Plants; 12. Index.
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