Growing Healthy Houseplants
This concise guide shows novice houseplant owners exactly how to keep indoor plants alive and healthy. Gardening expert Ellen Zachos helps you choose the right plants in the first place and then shows you how to care for them, outlining what each kind needs in terms of location, sunlight, water, and fertilizer. She also explains when plants should be repotted (and how to d...more
The book is small and covers lighting, watering, soil and fertilization, repotting, managing pests and diseases, and also describes some common houseplants. One of my hopes in getting this book was that even if the ...more
More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/Growing Healthy Houseplants is another great title in the Storey Basics line of how-to books. As with most of the series, this volume is to the point, informative, and uses illustrations rather than photographs.
The book is broken down into three parts: Essentials (light, water and humidity, growing medium/soil, fertilization); Daily Care (tools, re-potting, grooming, propagation, vacation, pests); and Designing the In ...more
Before buying this book, I remember thinking that I could probably just google what's in here. But no! This book covers issues I've never even thought about and taught me how to protect my plants from diseases. It also serves as a great reference before purchasing some plants.
The only t ...more