Better Homes Gardens House Plants Author:Better Homes & Gardens Inside introduction page...."To all who delight in the daily presence of green and growing things, this book is dedicated. In it are advice and information for both the novice and experienced gardner. Pictures and text show you how to select the right plants...how to display them...how to keep them growing luxuriantly." — These words opened the i... more »ntroduction to the first edition of this book, published 11 years ago. They continue to express the spirit and goals that have directed the preparation of this new and completely revised edition.
Since the first book appeared, half a million readers have found it a reliable guide, used its basic information to learn the whys and wherefores of healthy house plants--how to light, water, feed, pot, and multiply them. They have also profited from help that they received in finding new ways to use plants decoratively--how to group them for mass effect and how to position them singly to act as dramatic accents that serve as importantly as do furnishings in bringing beauty to any room.« less