Indoor Gardening

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Pantheon Books, Knopf Publishing Group, 1995 - Gardening - 224 pages
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More than 250 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations
Compiled by one of North America's finest botanic gardens -- the Chicago Botanic Garden -- in consultation with five other great botanic gardens, here is the most complete and user-friendly guide to indoor gardening ever devised, a unique compendium of the best advice available for all types of houseplants.
The information assembled by this unprecedented collaboration is presented in five chapters:
I. Introduction: definitions, history, and botany; the basic gardening philosophies of the experts who have contributed to the book.
II. Plant Selector: more than two hundred glorious, full-color photos of houseplants of every variety, with detailed captions describing size, coloration, and requirements...full descriptions of their cultivation and maintenance, including some dissenting information and opinions from the consultant gardeners...additional color illustrations of interior plantscaping, techniques particular to a specific plant, and its history in human affairs.
III. Design: the principles of designing a garden that works in a living space -- a garden that is not only healthy and attractive, but creative as well -- with photographs of successful
IV. Techniques: how-to information illustrated with black-and-white, step-by-step photos in minute detail; the experts' explanations of how they keep their own houseplants both beautiful and healthy using integrated pest management procedures.
V. Special conditions: new methods for growing particular types of indoor plants such as herbs and orchids.
The professional horticulturists at the great gardens of the United States and Canada are passionateabout their endeavors -- studying every trend, refining every technique for making things grow and thrive. Now, for the first time, they have joined forces to share their love and expertise in a guide that no single individual or institution could have created. The American Garden Guides: Indoor Gardening is the indispensable handbook that will help your indoor garden prosper and grow.

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This book is fun to read and has excellent photos. The Chicago Botanic Gardens series is not too learned for the layman but not simpleminded. Read full review

Contents

Elvi n McDonald
8
Historical Notes
14
HIGH UGHT PLANTS
24
Begonia
32
Coleus
38
Cyperus Umbrella Sedge
44
Cattleya orchid
50
MEDIUM UGHT PUNTS
74
Sansevieria Snake Plant
150
Euphorbia Poinsettia
156
OTHER PLANTS
162
Let There Be Light
172
Moving Plants Outdoors
184
lntegrated Pest Management
196
SPECIAL CONDITIONS
206
Columnea Goldfish Plant 90
211

Brassaia SchefferaUmbrella Plant
80
Chrysalidocarpus lutescens Areca Palm
87
LOW LIGHT PUNTS
138
Fatsia
144
Glossary
214
lndex
222
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About the author (1995)

The Chicago Botanic Garden, one of the green treasures of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, is a 385-acre living plant museum featuring 23 distinct display gardens surrounded by lakes, as well as a prairie and woodlands, with a living collection of 2.3 million plants.

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