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Include houseplants in your decorating to provide style, color, and texture to all the rooms of your home. Dont know where to start? Complete Houseplants can make you an expert by supplying

• Complete growing and care information for all of the most popular species of houseplants

• Expert tips on displaying, fertilizing, watering, grooming, and propagating houseplants

• Over 480 color photos and illustrations

Jack Kramer is the author of over 100 books on gardening, including the World Wildlife Fund Book of Orchids, as well as dozens of magazine articles. He has researched the growth habits of thousands of houseplants, including those in this book. He is a resident of Naples, Florida.

Synopsis:

Complete Houseplants provides homeowners with all the information they need to select, grow, and care for houseplants. The book includes profiles of almost 250 houseplants.

Synopsis:

Explore the basics of choosing the right plants for the home, selecting containers, and arranging plants. The heart of this grower's guide is a section of 250 plant profiles, with 50 of those profiles new to this edition.

Synopsis:

Complete Houseplants provides homeowners with all the information they need to incorporate plants in the interior design of their homes. The book covers the basics of choosing the right plants for the home, selecting  containers, and plant arranging. Sections on proper care and lighting will help homeowners enjoy heathy, beautiful houseplants for years. But the heart of the book are the 250 plant profiles, with 50 of those profiles new to this edition. Each profile gives tips for successful care, including light, watering, and fertilizing requirements.

About the Author

Jack Kramer is the author of more than 100 gardening books, including The World Wildlife Fund Book of Orchids and Women of Flowers, which won the Garden Writers Association of America's "Best Book" Award of Excellence. His many magazine credits include Horticulture, House Beautiful, Family Circle, and Architectural Digest. Widely known for cultivating and writing about houseplants, he was uniquely qualified to grow and supervise the photography of the plants profiled in this book.

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
Chapter 1: Foliage, Flowers & Families
Foliage Plants
Flowering Plants
The Latest Plants
Gift Plants
Hanging Plants
 
Chapter 2: Decorating with Plants
Decorating Techniques
Elements of Design
Plant Forms
Plant Placement
Accent Lighting
 
Chapter 3: Choosing Houseplants
Size of Plants
Shape & Growth Habit
Leaf Size & Shape
Characteristic Plant Shapes
Leaf & Flower Color
Buying Plants
Indoor Conditions
Growing Culinary Herbs Indoors
 
Chapter 4: Houseplant Containers
Hanging Containers
Pots
Tubs and Urns
Boxes
Choosing Containers
Pedestals, Stands, Trolleys
How to Install Supports for Hanging Plants
Decorative Ceiling Hooks
Wall Brackets
 
Chapter 5: Growing Houseplants
Light
Daylength Needs of Plants
Artificial Light
How to Build a Knockdown Growing Stand
Soil
Potting Media
Repotting
Potting
Water
Plants That Dislike Dry Conditions
Heat and Humidity
Air Circulation
Fertilizer
Trimming and Grooming
Resting
Seasonal & Vacation Care
 
Chapter 6: Propagating Houseplants
Propagating with Seed
Containers
Growing Medium
Humidity
Transplanting & Repotting
Vegetative Propagation
Propagation with Cuttings
Propagation by Air Layering
Propagating Bulbs
Forcing Bulbs for Winter Color
Propagation Methods & Hints
 
Chapter 7: Problems: Symptoms & Cures
Poor Care: Symptoms & Possible Causes
Insect Control
Meet the Insects
Plant Diseases
 
Chapter 8: Plant Profiles
Acanthus Family
Amaryllis Family
Aralia Family
Aroid Family
Begonia Family
Bromeliad Family
Cacti and Succulents
Euphorbia Family
Fern Family
Gesneriad Family
Ginger Family
Lily Family and Relatives
Mulberry Family
Orchid Family
Palm Family
Spiderwort Family
Other Families
 
Glossary
Index
Photo Credits
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580113977
Author:
Kramer
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Kramer, Jack
Subject:
House Plants
Subject:
House Plants & Indoor
Subject:
Indoor gardening
Subject:
Gardening; House plants
Edition Description:
Second
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10 x 9 x 0.44 in 1.83 lb

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » House Plants
Home and Garden » Gardening » House Plants and Tropicals
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by ,
Complete Houseplants provides homeowners with all the information they need to select, grow, and care for houseplants. The book includes profiles of almost 250 houseplants.
"Synopsis" by , Explore the basics of choosing the right plants for the home, selecting containers, and arranging plants. The heart of this grower's guide is a section of 250 plant profiles, with 50 of those profiles new to this edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
Complete Houseplants provides homeowners with all the information they need to incorporate plants in the interior design of their homes. The book covers the basics of choosing the right plants for the home, selecting  containers, and plant arranging. Sections on proper care and lighting will help homeowners enjoy heathy, beautiful houseplants for years. But the heart of the book are the 250 plant profiles, with 50 of those profiles new to this edition. Each profile gives tips for successful care, including light, watering, and fertilizing requirements.
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