Book Reviews of House Plants (Reader's Digest Home Handbook Series)

House Plants (Reader's Digest Home Handbook Series)
House Plants - Reader's Digest Home Handbook Series
Author: John Brookes (Contributing Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780895773494
ISBN-10: 089577349X
Publication Date: 5/1/1990
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Readers Digest
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
The complete practical guide to indoor plants, packed with information on all aspects of growing plants in the home. A-Z of house plants. A comprehensive, full-color guide to the many plants suitable for cultivation indoors, complete with their growing requirements.Book has practical guidance on feeding, watering, potting and propagation, and general plant care. Also shows you how to design with house plants. Book has inspiring ideas for using plants decoratively in the home, with ste-by-step instructions for creating eye-cathcing indoor gardens.
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This is a good book for beginning to learn about house-plants. I enjoy DK books for the way that the pictures really help you understand and give you a wealth of information.
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Very informative book! I found a wide variety of house plants and helpful tips I did not know before and I have quite a bit of knowledge about houseplants. A must have for anyone who is interested in having beautiful, healthy house plants.
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I know quite a bit about plants, but I wanted a refresher and something to leave for a friend that was taking care of my plants for a few weeks. This book is great! It's tiny and easy to carry around but it is stock full of information. For the very advanced botanist it's probably not the best, but I would be very surprised if there isn't something for pretty much everyone to learn in this book. My plants are definitely in better shape!
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This is a beautifully-illustrated book on house plants. Besides the fact that all photos and most illustrations are in color; this book shows the reader how to cultivate, propagate (start new plants) and decorate with indoor plants.

This is just the quality product one would expect from Readers Digest. The information is clear; they have organized things so that common directions (temperature, sunlight needs, moisture needs, etc.) are shown via (easily understood) symbols.

This volume groups plants by type (cacti & succulents, bulbs, water gardens, etc.). There is also an assortment of plants suggested if you want to create an all white or any other color flowering plant display for your home.

Then, they offer suggestions for containers, including which containers are most attractive with which plantings.

The book shows everything from:

How to water your plants correctly (some plants have unusual requirements for successful watering);
How and when to repot your leggy plants;
Illustrations and directions on the many ways to propagate new plants;
How to solve pests and plant growing problems;
How to solve problems of ill-health in plants;
How to save a parched plant;
How to use artificial lighting most effectively with plants;
How to self-water plants while you are on vacation; and
An excellent glossary.

This book is an excellent resource for the new to the intermediate indoor gardener.