Synopses & Reviews
In Britain we spend £2,000,000,000 each year on house plants and cut flowers. Dr Hessayons books on house plant care and flower arranging have sold a world record-breaking 16 million copies. Yet in most homes this plant material ends up as a few isolated pots on the windowsill or sideboard, or as a vase stuffed with a bunch of flowers. Ornaments - not decor features which change the look of the room.
We can do so much more with living plants. Dr Hessayons new book reveals the craft of Roomscaping. This is the way plants and cut flowers can be used to add beauty to a room in the way we use plants when we landscape our gardens.
In its pages the basics of design are clearly explained, and the magical effect of grouping indoor plants together in Pot Groups and Indoor Gardens is described and illustrated. The design secrets of producing professional-looking flower arrangements which turns them into focal points are revealed. Theres more - an A-Z guide to 350 plants and over 400 cut flowers is included.
Roomscaping - the new craft which helps you get so much more from your house plants and cut flowers.
The world's best-selling author on indoor gardening brings together for the first time the craft of growing house plants and the art of flower arranging in a single book - The Indoor Plant and Flower Expert.
About the Author
Dr Hessayon is the world's best-selling horticultural author - his Expert
series of gardening books have sold over 53 million copies. He has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth who created him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to British horticulture. He has been honoured by a leading newspaper which included him in its list of '60 Truly Great Elizabethans' because "he has taught millions of us how to garden with his wonderful do-it-yourself guides". He has been honoured by Guinness World Records as "the top-selling living author of the 1990s". He has been honoured at the National British Book Awards with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Expert style is hard to define. According to the Librarian of the Royal Horticultural Society "Dr Hessayon perfected a manner of presentation which has yet to be surpassed for clarity, intelligibility and ease of access". According to The Times "he invented a formula of clear, uncluttered advice and illustrations with a superbly logical layout".
There are 21 Expert titles in the series which have been enjoyed by gardeners all round the world. The House Plant Expert has now passed sales of one million copies in both the U.S. and Russia.