Houseplants For Dummies

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Wiley, Aug 25, 1998 - Gardening - 384 pages
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Looking to bring some outside greenery indoors? Maybe you alreadyhave an indoor garden and are looking to create a botanicaljungle.  Whatever the case may be, houseplants are an idealinexpensive way to beautify your dwelling. You’ll be rewardedwith purer air and you’re sure to enjoy watching your plantsprout, climb, and even flower.

Of course, before you start working on crafting a greenhouse,you need to know what kinds of plants you can grown in your homeand which plants are best suited to your taste and style.Houseplants For Dummies introduces dozens of differentfoliage plants, flowering plants, cacti, and exotic varieties. Yourgreen thumb is sure to get even greener once you’ve readabout:

  • Houseplant basics
  • Identifying indoor microclimates
  • Indoor plant “biographies”
  • Differentiating between direct, indirect, and low light
  • Watering needs
  • Rules of fertilizing
  • Temperature and growing cycles

Houseplants For Dummies is packed with houseplant growingtechniques, tips, tricks, and even goes the extra mile with achapter devoted to the various ways you can display houseplants ifyou’re looking for some bragging rights! Whether you’renew to the world of houseplant basics or you’re a seasonedgardener, you’ll get the “inside dirt” on topicssuch as:

  • Various potting soil mixes
  • Preparing plants for indoor life
  • Cleaning, pruning, and staking
  • Propagating houseplants
  • Dealing with pests and diseases
  • Building your own controlled climate
  • And much more

The material is arranged into six clear and helpful sections:houseplant basics, houseplant profiles, growing essentials, pottedplant maintenance, houseplant settings, and valuableideas – each section helping you create your ownindoor forest. Even if you’re convinced you have ablack thumb, Houseplants For Dummies will have youliving among the green in no time!

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The Root of the Matter Houseplant Basics
A Houseplant Primer Or What Makes a Plant a Houseplant

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About the author (1998)

Larry Hodgson lectures widely, writes for many gardening magazines,and is the author or coauthor of over fifteen gardening books.
The National Gardening Association is America’s largestnonprofit gardening organization.

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