A very neat book with alot of information on the older House plants. I really enjoyed pictures also. it has a chapter on Window gardening and on Kitchen Horticulture also.
Very good basic guide to a variety of houseplants.
"The Woman's Day Book of House Plants"
Back Cover: "This attractive and authoritative handbook pictures 191 plants--old favorites as well as new varieties--as they really look, illustrated in precise detail and in true colors. Each plant is accompanied by the following useful information:
General Description: Latin botanical name and alternate name, if any; outstanding qualities of blossoms, foliage or growth rate
Location: Requirements of sun or shade, in winter and summer
Soil: What is needed and how to mix it
Watering: How much or how little, varying with the plant's cycle
Height: The size to anticipate, compact or sprawling
Propogation: How to grow new plants from the parent plant
Fragrance: If a special characteristic
Special Care: Any aspect of a plant that needs extra attention--fertilizing, repotting, pests, pruning"