Synopses & Reviews
Extensive encyclopedia features 275 houseplants, including new plant introductions.
Step-by-step information on houseplant culture, care, and propagation.
Inspiration and design ideas for decorating tastefully with plants.
A special section addresses seasonal plants for patio and deck containers.
Gives readers thorough, top quality advice they can use immediately.
Sources: 1) National Gardening Survey, 2002
Plants add life and beauty to your home's decor. Ortho's Complete Guide to Houseplants explains how to evaluate the light, temperature, and humidity to choose the best plants for your home. Colorful photographs complement easy step-by-step instructions on how to water, fertilize, and care for your indoor plants and container gardens. The gallery provides detailed growing instructions for flowering and foliage houseplants. Page 20 How to Grow Step-by-step guide to watering, fertilizing, and care Page 55 Propagation Easy techniques to start new plants Page 73 Container Gardens Tips for decorating with plants in containers Page 123 Page 157 Page 148 Plant Selection Comprehensive growing guide for more than 150 houseplants.
Features 275 houseplants plus new introductions.
Step-by-step how-to for care, culture, and propagation.
Inspiration and design ideas for decorating with plants.
Includes seasonal container plants for patios and decks.