Synopses & Reviews
The House Plant Expert has been the indoor gardening bible since its introduction in 1960.Over the years it has become the best-selling plant book the world has ever known and there are now more than 14,000,000 copies in print.Updates have appeared at regular intervals, and now at last the long-awaited sequel has been published.
A host of new house plants have appeared during the last ten years.These plants are in the shops, but they are not in the books - until now.There are in-depth features on bonsai, orchids, bromeliads, Christmas flowers, herbs and many more.Roomscaping is introduced - the way to use house plants alone or in groups as decorative features rather than as green or coloured pets.The problem section answers the main difficulties with indoor plants - why they don't flower, why they die, how much to water and much more.There's even a miscellany - a collection of bits and pieces from the lucky bamboo story to the easy way to measure humidity.
Over 200 million house plants are sold every year in the UK, and sales have increased 200% over the last decade (source: The Times).Millions of people everywhere rely on the House Plant Expert for the straightforward, reliable advice it contains.Now there is The House Plant Expert: Book Two for the millions who want to know more.
After 10 years and 14,000,000 copies sold, the world's bestselling plant book gets a beautiful freshening up, in a companion volume filled with today's most popular plants and up-to-date techniques.
This is what gardeners have been waiting for and will absolutely have to own: the companion to the blockbuster guide they love and have depended on for years. Since the publication of the original House Plant Expert, gardening has evolved and tastes have changed: here, on every lushly illustrated page, is cutting-edge information and the latest trends in gardening. In addition to a widely expanded A to Z of plants, and an in-depth discussion of today's most popular species (such as bonsai, orchids, bromeliads, and herbs), there's inspiring information on a really revolutionary idea: roomscaping, or the art of creating attractive, stylish features in the garden by combining one or more plants with non-living items. Gardeners will see inspiring examples of water and glass gardens and multiplant containers, and even learn how to make a solitary plant stand out.
It may have taken a while to arrive, but The House Plant Expert Two is proof positive that good things come to those who wait!
After 10 years and 14,000,000 copies sold, the world's bestselling plant bookgets a beautiful freshening up in a companion volume filled with today's mostpopular plants and up-to-date techniques.
About the Author
Dr Hessayon's best-selling guides have had an unparalleled influence on gardening over the past 50 years. There are over 52 million copies in print. In 1999 he received a Guinness World Record Award as 'Britain's best-selling living author of the 1990s'. In 2012 he was included in the Daily Mail list of '60 truly great Elizabethans' for 'teaching millions of us how to garden'.