The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual
By (author) Barbara Pleasant
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Complete Houseplant Survival Manual by Barbara Pleasant
Book DescriptionDo you love the idea of having houseplants, but find that they tend to die in your care? Have you ever received a gift of a gorgeous flowering pot that you can't identify and have no idea how to keep it alive? Or maybe you're already a houseplant enthusiast, ready to expand your knowledge - as well as your plant collection. Barbara Pleasant covers these situations and more in her friendly approach to selecting and caring for indoor plants. With personality profiles, growing needs, and troubleshooting tips for 160 blooming and foliage varieties, you'll never kill another houseplant. Learn about indoor gardening with an inexpensive supermarket plant. Improve your office air quality with a healthy green companion. Immerse yourself in the tropical lushness of ferns and bromeliads. Whatever you're looking for in a houseplant - a hip flamingo flower, a delicate orchid, or a sturdy Swedish ivy - you'll find it here.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781580175692
(270mm x 190mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Storey Books
Publisher: Storey Books
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Barbara Pleasant
Starter Vegetable Gardens, Paperback (April 2010)
Explains how to start, maintain, and expand a vegetable garden in small, manageable spaces. This title presents 24 small-scale garden plans from a simple bag garden (planted right in soil bags) to an orderly border and from a family food factory to specialty beds. It provides plant and material lists, a plot layout, and tips for planting.
Complete Compost Gardening Guide, Paperback (March 2008)
Offers the principles for improving gardens. This book helps the readers to learn how to: choose labour-saving sites; work with the compostable riches produced at home; help composting critters do their work by balancing ingredients; reuse recycling bin items; keep diversity in the mix; and, customize composting to suit specific garden needs.
Whole Herb, Paperback (August 2004)
Whether you want to use herbs to create better health, better meals, unforgettable fragrances, impressive crafts, or a beautiful garden, The Whole Herb is here to help. It is a complete, practical, and easy to follow guide to the many uses of these wonderful treasures of the earth.
Controlling Garden Weeds, Paperback (January 1997)» View all books by Barbara Pleasant
This bulletin has been excerpted in part from The gardener's weed book: earth-safe controls, by Barbara Pleasant (Storey Publishing, 1996)
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Author Biography - Barbara Pleasant
Award-winning writer Barbara Pleasant has been honored by the Garden Writers Association and the American Nursery and Landscape Association. A contributing editor to Mother Earth News, Pleasant has been called "one of the most trusted garden writers working today" by Cheryl Long, editor-in-chief of that publication. She has written over a dozen books on topics ranging from compost to weeds. Her columns and articles also appear regularly in Herb Companion and Gardening How-To magazines. Pleasant lives in Virginia, where she grows vegetables and herbs as well as assorted berries and tree fruits. Her website is BarbaraPleasant.com.
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