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Houseplants (Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening)
Houseplants - Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening Author:The American Horticultural Society People love their plants, talk to their plants, watch television programs about plants, and just enjoy their plants. Houseplants have become something of a companion in life for a great many of us. Growing houseplants satisfies a basic gardening urge. They enhance their surroundings with color, fragrance, or foliage. They... more » help absorb noise pollution and purify the air we breathe.
Caring for any houseplant can be tricky, but it shouldn't be complicated. Intelligent attention, proper care for the particular type of plant, and the correct environment surrounding it are the three most important factors in keeping a plant healthy. All plants are originally native to an outside environment somewhere in the worlds, and the key to success with houseplants is in simulating their natural environment as closely as possible in your home or office.
This book tells you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and is full of good advice and information about hundreds of plants. With accurate knowledge of each plant's habits and requirements, everyone should be able to keep houseplants successfully. The proper soil, or the proper soilless mix, watering, repotting, the right containers, expectable dormancy, pruning and pinching, flowers ferns, vegetables -- it's all here, a thorough, thoughtful selection of what you need to know that will make keeping houseplants uncomplicated, satisfying, and a genuine pleasure.« less