The House Plant Expert

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1996 - Gardening - 256 pages
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The House Plant Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world's best-selling gardening author.
 
Quite simply, the best-selling gardening book in the world. Over a million copies have been sold in the U.S, and nearly 14 million worldwide. According to one reviewer - "after the Bible, the best-selling reference book of all time."
 
In a basketful of countries it has taught people how to choose and care for their indoor plants. Its style of dealing with each plant with drawings, photographs and no-nonsense text has become a legend in the publishing world. If you have house plants (and who doesn't?) you need this book.

 

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Contents

PLANTS IN THE HOME
3
THE TEN GOLDEN RULES
4
THE NAMING OF HOUSE PLANTS
5
THE SHAPE OF HOUSE PLANTS
6
THE GROWING CONDITIONS FOR HOUSE PLANTS
8
BUYING A HOUSE PLANT
9
HOUSING YOUR PLANT
10
REPOTTING YOUR PLANT
12
A ROOMBYROOM GUIDE TO HOUSE PLANTS
32
THE CLASSIFICATION OF HOUSE PLANTS
49
FOLIAGE HOUSE PLANTS
51
FLOWERING HOUSE PLANTS
55
FLOWERING POT PLANTS
57
CACTI
59
HOUSE PLANTS AZ
61
PLANT CARE
226

FACTS FIGURES
14
DISPLAYING INDOOR PLANTS
15
The Specimen Plant
16
The Pot Group
18
The Indoor Garden
20
The Terrarium
26
POSITIONING YOUR PLANTS
29
INCREASING YOUR STOCK
237
PLANT TROUBLES
241
HOUSE PLANT GROWERS DICTIONARY
247
PLANT INDEX
251
Acknowledgements
256
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About the author (1996)

Dr Hessayon is the world's best-selling horticultural author - his Expert series of gardening books have sold over 53 million copies. He has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth who created him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to British horticulture. He has been honoured by a leading newspaper which included him in its list of '60 Truly Great Elizabethans' because "he has taught millions of us how to garden with his wonderful do-it-yourself guides". He has been honoured by Guinness World Records as "the top-selling living author of the 1990s". He has been honoured at the National British Book Awards with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
The Expert style is hard to define. According to the Librarian of the Royal Horticultural Society "Dr Hessayon perfected a manner of presentation which has yet to be surpassed for clarity, intelligibility and ease of access". According to The Times "he invented a formula of clear, uncluttered advice and illustrations with a superbly logical layout".
 
There are 21 Expert titles in the series which have been enjoyed by gardeners all round the world. The House Plant Expert  has now passed sales of one million copies in both the U.S and Russia.

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