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The House Plant Encyclopediaby Ingrid Jantra
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The most complete book on indoor plants ever published More than 1,000 species and varieties for the interior, balcony, patio and sunroom.
This richly illustrated guide, with full color photographs throughout, introduces you to the care and propagation of plants. There are a multitude of ideas, tips and suggestions for the novice, and a complete reference for those well-acquainted with plants.
The plants themselves include the most well-known and popular plants, to exotic flowers, modern hybrids and rare specimens. The extensive plant encyclopedia is central to the value of the book: its 250-odd pages describe more than 1,000 plants, alphabetically by their internationally recognized botanical names, and each is illustrated by at least one photograph. There is a description for every plant and a detailed care plan. In addition, the book provides care plans for less familiar species, new varieties that have not yet established themselves, old plants that are making a comeback, botanical rarities and curiosities, as well as useful plants from the tropics. Finally, an extensive list of sources for plants and tools helps the reader and researcher order by mail.
Sections include: Placement and purchase (location, terrariums, support, plants with special needs)Care and propagation (light levels, watering, special planting media, nutrients, repotting, pruning, overwintering, pests and diseases, cutting and seed propagation)Decorating with plants (furniture, containers, accessories, plant windows and mini-gardens, balcony plantings)The most beautiful plants A-Z (250 pages of solid information, in full color, including rarities)Addresses of reader services and suppliers.
The House Plant Encyclopedia will be every plant lover's complete reference.
Book News Annotation:
This color illustrated volume provides a comprehensive A- to-Z encyclopedia listing some 1,000 houseplants by botanical name, with a detailed description of each plant and instructions for care and propagation. Also provided is information on plant placement and purchase, pests and diseases, balcony and windowsill gardening, and nurturing rare species and exotics.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Back in print: first published in 1997. The House Plant Encyclopedia, is a richly illustrated guide, with full color photographs throughout, which introduces you to the care and propagation of plants and includes 250 pages in a A-Z plant guide.
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