Houseplants For Dummies
Brand: For Dummies

Houseplants For Dummies

  • Publish Date: 1998-08-25
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Larry Hodgson;National Gardening Association

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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. Youll be rewarded with purer air and youre 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 youve read about:

  • Houseplant basics
  • Identifying indoor microclimates
  • Indoor plant biographies
  • Differentiating between direct, indirect, and low light
  • Watering needs
  • Rules of fertilizing
  • Temperature and growing cycles

Houseplants For Dummies is packed with houseplant growing techniques, tips, tricks, and even goes the extra mile with a chapter devoted to the various ways you can display houseplants if youre looking for some bragging rights! Whether youre new to the world of houseplant basics or youre a seasoned gardener, youll get the inside dirt on topics such as:

  • Various potting soil mixes
  • Preparing plants for indoor life
  • Cleaning, pruning, and staking
  • Propagating houseplants
  • Dealing with pests and diseases
  • Building your own controlled climate
  • And much more

The material is arranged into six clear and helpful sections: houseplant basics, houseplant profiles, growing essentials, potted plant maintenance, houseplant settings, and valuable ideaseach section helping you create your own indoor forest. Even if youre convinced you have a black thumb, Houseplants For Dummies will have you living among the green in no time!


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