The Houseplant Handbook: Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of 300 Everyday Houseplants

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The Houseplant Handbook: Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of 300 Everyday Houseplants Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Companion House
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Pages: 224 Illustrations and other contents: An at-a-glance chart for plant species; An at-a-glance chart for plant species Language: English ISBN: 9781620082324 Categories: , ,

Grow a garden inside! Houseplants bring life and colour to any room, and with the right care you can successfully cultivate everything from succulents and bonsai to foliage, flowers and fruit. Here is everything you always wanted to know about houseplants packed into one easy-to-use volume. Horticulturist David Squire provides simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming and pest control. The heart of the book is a well-illustrated plant directory that offers a fresh perspective on more than 300 popular varieties, arranged by houseplant families. Each entry features a colour photograph for identification; the plant’s botanical and common names; its height, spread, optimum climate and light; and propagation tips. Other essential information on feeding, watering and grooming is covered in a handy quick reference icon panel.

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The Houseplant Handbook: Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of 300 Everyday Houseplants is everything that its name suggests. Chock full of basic and more advanced indoor gardening techniques; The Houseplant Handbook gives you everything you need to grow a healthy, prolific, eye-catching indoor garden. -Parade Plenty of key practical advice informs David Squire's Houseplant Handbook. -Texas Gardener Magazine This book is a gem! It is beautiful, filled with quality pictures and tricks to have a green oasis in your home. -Permaculture en climate froid

Author Biography

David Squire studied botany and horticulture at the Hertforshire College of Horticulture and the Royal Horticulture Society's Garden at Wisley, England, where he gained the Wisley Diploma in Horticulture and was awarded an NK Gould Memorial Prize for his collection of herbarium specimens. He has written more than 70 gardening books, which have been sold throughout the world and translated into several languages.