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0895779218


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From Library Journal
This well-designed introduction to houseplants by garden writer Courtier and horticulturist Clarke begins with a brief section on decorating with plants followed by the book's strength?a plant directory of 170 common houseplants plus a secondary list of 130 more unusual plants. Arranged by scientific name, entries list common name, plant requirements, growing techniques, propagation methods, and recommended related plants. Most entries contain a beautiful color photograph of the plant. The final section offers clear explanations, with illustrations, of light, humidity, temperature, watering, feeding, repotting, training, propagation, and pests and diseases. A few errors such as conflicting information on watering bromeliads and reversed identification of thrip and vine weevil pictures are minor problems. While...


How to Grow Fresh Air
B. C. Wolverton
0140262431
Apr 1997
Paperback
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The House Plant Expert Book 2: The Must-Have Sequel to the World's Bestselling House Plant Book, Vol. 2
D. G. Hessayon
0903505614
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
After 10 years and 14,000,000 copies sold, the world's bestselling plant book gets a beautiful freshening up, in a companion volume filled with today's most popular plants and up-to-date techniques.

This is what gardeners have been waiting for and will absolutely have to own: the companion to the blockbuster guide they love and have depended on for years. Since the publication of the original House Plant Expert, gardening has evolved and tastes have changed: here, on every lushly illustrated page, is cutting-edge information and the latest trends in gardening. In addition to a widely expanded A to Z of plants, and an in-depth discussion of today's most popular species (such as bonsai, orchids, bromeliads, and herbs), there's inspiring information on a really revolutionary idea: roomscaping, or the...


The House Plant Expert (Expert Garden Series)
D. G. Hessayon
0903505355
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
256 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 x 9 3/8. REISSUE. ...


Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Gardening Know-how for Keeping (Not Killing) More than 160 Indoor Plants
Barbara Pleasant
1580175694
September 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
Even the most intrepid outdoor gardeners frequently admit that indoor plants under their care have an expected lifespan roughly equivalent to that of a mayfly. Whether one has just been given his or her first pot of grocery-store ivy or has been growing intricate bonsai for years, everything the indoor gardener could ever want to know about how to select, tend, and enjoy houseplants is contained in Pleasant's monumentally comprehensive yet straightforward and easy-to-follow encyclopedia covering more than 160 houseplants. Following an enlightening introduction that discusses the history, uses, and benefits that houseplants bestow, the manual is divided into three main sections. The first two are plant directories offering in-depth plant profiles of first flowering, then foliage, houseplants. The third is an extensive...


Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style
Martin Wood
0711224293
October 31, 2005
Hardcover
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Beginning Hydroponics
Richard E. Nicholls
0894717413
Feb 1990
Paperback
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From Library Journal
"An excellent nontechnical work for the beginner" is what LJ 's reviewer called the first edition of this book ( LJ 2/15/78). Here, Nicholls updates information on the methods of soilless gardening, which include raising plants in containers of water, gravel, sand, rocks, brick, and even styrofoam. He discusses the particular problems of soilless gardening in terms of pest control and weather and light conditions. New to this edition is a list of manufacturers and suppliers of greenhouses and greenhouse accessories; hydroponic materials; lighting equipment; and seeds; as well as a suggested list for further reading on the subject.- Judy Quinn, "Library Journal"Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.


The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
Michael Pollan
0375760393
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Working in his garden one day, Michael Pollan hit pay dirt in the form of an idea: do plants, he wondered, use humans as much as we use them? While the question is not entirely original, the way Pollan examines this complex coevolution by looking at the natural world from the perspective of plants is unique. The result is a fascinating and engaging look at the true nature of domestication.

In making his point, Pollan focuses on the relationship between humans and four specific plants: apples, tulips, marijuana, and potatoes. He uses the history of John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) to illustrate how both the apple's sweetness and its role in the production of alcoholic cider made it appealing to settlers moving west, thus greatly expanding the plant's range. He also explains how human manipulation of the...



The Indoor Plant Bible
Dorte Nissen
0764157698
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Indoor gardeners who open this comprehensive guide will discover imaginative ways to transform any home’s interior into a bountiful Eden. The author shares her foolproof indoor gardening secrets and offers tips on providing optimum growing conditions for a wide variety of plants. She opens with advice on what to look for when choosing and buying indoor plants. Readers are then instructed on how to determine the best location for each plant within the house, with attention to such factors as light and temperature. They will find extensive information on pots and potting, pruning, fertilizing, plant propagation, and feeding and watering requirements for each variety. Profiled in these pages is a wide range of house plants, including colorful geraniums and cineraria, ambient ferns and palms, and the more exotic...


Indoor Marijuana Horticulture - The Indoor Bible [UNABRIDGED]
Jorge Cervantes
1878823299
September 2001
Paperback
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Van Patten Publishing, September 9, 2001
This is the Indoor Bible. Number #1 best seller since 1983. It is a classic!

Van Patten Publishing, September 9, 2001
It sold more books than any other indoor cultivation book in history.

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Lily's Pesky Plant
Kirsten Larsen
0736423745
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Lily has a talent for making things grow. So when she finds a mysterious seed in the middle of the woods, she plants it. But the seedling that comes up is not anything Lily expected. It stinks and it oozes sap. Will Lily have to pull up her poor pesky plant?

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Early one morning, Lily woke to the sound of birds chirping in the topmost branches of the Home Tree, the ancient maple where Never Land’s fairies live. Opening her eyes, she saw the walls of her room stretch ever so slightly as the great tree reached its branches toward the early-morning sun. Lily pushed back her fern-frond quilt and yawned, stretching her arms up into the air.

Lily climbed out of bed and opened the doors of her wardrobe, which was...


The New Garden Paradise: Great Private Gardens of the World
Dominique Browning, The Editors of House & Garden
0393059391
October 11, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A celebration in words and breathtaking images of thirty-five landscapes created for private clients by today's preeminent designers.This is a time of renewed originality in garden design. The last twenty years have seen a lucky confluence of money and talent lavished on gardening, and the results are surprising, enchanting, sometimes even controversial. The range of possibilities suggested by these thirty-five gardens is extraordinary: from Jacques Wirtz's undulating beech hedges that recede mysteriously into the mist to Penelope Hobhouse's latest interpretation of the traditional English garden, to Martha Schwartz's Texas creation of red, yellow, and pink painted garden rooms.These hidden masterworks of modern gardening are unlocked for us by the authority, experience, and resources of House & Garden magazine. Every...


Ortho's All about Bonsai
Penelope O'Sullivan
0897214986
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Plant gallery shows 55 species of trees, shrubs, and woody plants adapted to bonsai culture.

Ideas to display and design bonsai to fit existing home decor and gardens.

Details several bonsai styles as well as techniques for dwarfing and training to bonsai form.

Dozens of tips for seasonal care, including how to maintain, water, fertilize, prune, and shape.



From Seed to Plant
Gail Gibbons
0823410250
April 1993
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-- A simple introduction to how plants reproduce, discussing pollination, seed dispersal, and growth from seed to plant. The section on pollination, covered in detail in the illustrations, is very clear. A simple project--how to grow a bean plant--is included. A final page gives odd and unusual facts. Unfortunately, the text is pedestrian and occasionally awkward. The boldly colored illustrations are casual, somewhat careless, and some plants are hard to recognize. Other books cover the same subject with more excitement in language and zest in visual design. Bean and Plant (Silver Burdett, 1986) by Back, Reason for a Flower (Putnam, 1983) by Heller, or Lauber's Seeds: Pop, Stick, Glide (Crown, 1981) are better titles. --Sharon Levin, University of Vermont, BurlingtonCopyright 1991 Reed...


Rain Forests: A Nonfiction Companion to Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series)
Mary Pope Osborne
0375813551
September 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-In this companion to Afternoon on the Amazon (Random, 1995), Jack and Annie encourage readers to undertake their own research related to the rain forest, and that is excellent advice. With the number of full-color, larger-format titles available on the topic, it is hard to justify sticking with the brief introduction and small, black-and-white photos this book offers. Drawings of the children appear somewhere on almost every page, and perhaps their die-hard fans will slog along to keep them in view. However, the book doesn't even provide detailed information on some plants and animals that play an important role in the fictional adventure. For example, the frightening vampire bats and piranhas the children encounter are barely mentioned. The mango, which is the item they need to bring...


Oh Say Can You Seed : All About Flowering Plants
Bonnie Worth
0375810951
March 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
With the able assistance of Thing 1 and Thing 2 -- and a fleet of Rube Goldbergian vehicles -- the Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination; and
seed dispersal.

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With the able assistance of Thing 1 and Thing 2 -- and a fleet of Rube Goldbergian vehicles -- the Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination; and
seed dispersal.


Complete Guide to Houseplants
Denny Schrock
0897215028
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Extensive encyclopedia features 275 houseplants, including new plant introductions.

Step-by-step information on houseplant culture, care, and propagation.

Inspiration and design ideas for decorating tastefully with plants.

A special section addresses seasonal plants for patio and deck containers.

Gives readers thorough, top quality advice they can use immediately.



The Treehouse Book
Peter Nelson, David Larkin (Editor)
0789304112
July 7, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
It seems that almost everyone likes treehouses. Smiles of recognition turn into grins of enthusiasm as more people discover them and dream about making their own private retreats or family play spaces. And it's nice to remind ourselves that treehouses are built into the oldest and most forgiving, living things on earth. Also, history records treehouses as being built as deliberate follies, as challenges for arboreal designers, for merrymaking, and for keeping the spirit of fairy tales alive. But treehouses can also be social places. We will visit many that were built to entertain, to hang out with friends, or as guest houses. Trees welcome all types.

Master treehouse builders Peter and Judy Nelson, with David Larkin, have embarked on yet another treehouse-discovery expedition across America, this time adding...


Indoor Plants for Beginners
Anja Flehmig
0764154125
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Here, in words and brilliant color photos, are the basics of indoor plant care, presented especially for those who have little or no experience tending plants. Of primary importance is proper location—the best rooms in the house for specific plants. Readers are instructed about flora, native to different climates, that have varying sunlight requirements. Some hardy specimens are immune to drafts and temperature changes that will wither a more delicate plant. Readers will also find advice on when and how to water plants, as well as information on fertilizing, re-potting, propagating, and protecting against plant pests and diseases. A beautifully illustrated directory of more than 100 plants follows, showing everything from cacti to orchids. Each example is labeled with its common name and botanical name, and...


Your House, Your Garden: A Foolproof Approach to Garden Design
Gordon Hayward, et al
0393057704
June 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A gifted teacher, Haywood (Stone in the Garden) begins with a deceptively simple idea: "Your house is the center of your garden." His exploration of what that means both as "an aesthetic notion" and a "practical tool" gives the reader a solid foundation in home garden design. In six chapters devoted to the main locations for the garden-front, side, back (including patios and terraces), ells or courtyards, between buildings and around outbuildings-readers learn how to create inviting outdoor spaces, solve common problems and establish a unifying flow. Hayward's examples from his work as a prominent garden designer illuminate principles that home gardeners can apply to their own circumstances. He prescriptively presents welcome solutions to eyesores such as "power lines and meter boxes, propane tanks, satellite...


House Plant Encyclopedia
Ingrid Jantra
1552090272
March 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This book is somewhat misleadingly titled, as the first 155 pages are narrative, covering many different short topics on container gardening. Sections include room locations for plants, botanical information, plant care and propagation, pests and diseases, and garden types such as miniature and desert. The glossary included in this section is misplaced for optimum use. The two-part encyclopedia section, which lists house plants alphabetically, covers the plant family name, native habitat, flowering time, care directions, propagation, pests and diseases, and uses and also provides a color photo. (The many excellent color photos are an attractive feature.) The first section of the encyclopedia includes better-known container plants, while the second section covers specialized plants, including orchids and cacti, that...


My Home Workbook: The Essential Home Owner's Record-Keeper for Costs, Repairs, Finance Details, Improvements, Renovations, Monthly To-do Lists, Chores, Phone Numbers
Mimi Tribble
1402712634
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This workbook makes the process simple and organized. Fill in the pages with important contacts (from the plumber to the exterminator) and financial facts (including warranties and mortgage details). There’s a tax worksheet, a place to put notes on remodeling and renovations for every single room, space for comments on the infrastructure, and a section on garden plants and features. A calendar suggests a month-by-month to-do list, with chores both inside and out to keep the house in tip-top shape.


Houseplants for Dummies
Larry Hodgson
0764551027
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Looking to bring some outside greenery indoors? Maybe you already have an indoor garden and are looking to create a botanical jungle.  Whatever the case may be, houseplants are an ideal inexpensive way to beautify your dwelling. You’ll be rewarded with purer air and you’re sure to enjoy watching your plant sprout, 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 home and which plants are best suited to your taste and style. Houseplants For Dummies introduces dozens of different foliage plants, flowering plants, cacti, and exotic varieties. Your green thumb is sure to get even greener once you’ve read about: Houseplant basics Identifying indoor microclimates Indoor...



Flowers, Flowers! : Inspired Arrangements for All Occasions
Paula Pryke
0847816796
September 15, 1993
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This well-written and sumptuously illustrated work on the art of flower arranging offers help to the beginner and innovations for the experienced. Particularly useful are the sequences of photographs providing step-by-step instructions for creating arrangements. Separate sections deal with containers, the use of a single color range, and themes and period styles, while a gazetteer supplies the plant names, common and Latin; brief descriptions; and necessary care instructions. There are a wealth of ideas for using the common utensils and materials of everyday life, as well as those that are more exotic, to create dramatic effects. The 52 possible yellows; an arrangement using, among other items, artichokes, ginger, kohlrabi, and peppers; and the incredible edible valentine may be more than the ordinary reader...


Gardening with Nature : How James van Sweden and Wolfgang Oehme Plant Slopes, Meadows, Outdoor Rooms, an d Garden Screens (Random House Gardening Series)
James Van Sweden
0679429476


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Building Your Own Greenhouse (Greenhouse Basics)
Mark Freeman, Heather Bellanca (Illustrator)
0811727750
April 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
The fundamentals of assembling a greenhouse and custom designing it to the gardener's needs, from simple cold frames to large free-standing and attached-to-the-house structures.

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