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How Not to Kill Your Houseplant is your guide to every stage of plant parenting for beginners, from identifying exactly what's in the pot, to helping it flourish and grow. If you wonder what the crispy bits at the leaf edges are, why the stalks are looking spindly, or why your plant looks brown even though you've watered it, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will explain - and fix - your horticultural woes. Understand how much light, water, heat, and humidity your plant needs with quick tips on what your houseplant does and doesn't like. Learn to spot the danger signs and how to rescue an unhealthy plant, and follow easy advice to pick the top plants for your bathroom, cold rooms, desk, and windowsill to create your own indoor oasis.
Have trouble keeping house plants alive? Struggling to find your green fingers? Fear not! You can still have a beautiful plant-filled home with this stunning guide to indoor plants. Whether you are looking to cultivate an entire indoor garden, or simply wish to know more about your single cactus, you can be sure to find the right information for you amongst the seventy-five plants in this stylish guide. And the best bit? All the plants are easy to maintain so even the most timid of gardeners can enjoy turning their hand to this green-fingered pastime. Learn how to care for succulents, cacti, flowering and foliage plants even with a full-time job, with this unique gardening guide that is made to fit alongside our modern-day schedules. With endless inspiration to brighten up your home,desk or office, this beautiful book of plants from across the world is a must for lovers of art and design, as well as plants.
Plant, soil, moss, twine-that's all you need to create the exciting form of bonsai known as koke (moss) dama (ball). Moss Ball Bonsai provides all the information you need to make these self-contained gardens, using different types of plants-from flowering trees and ferns to grasses and cacti. A sampling of 100 different kokedama shows how even the most common of house plants can shine in this appealing no-pot environment, while a section on mosses acquaints you with the many tones and textures of this versatile plant family. With this bonsai guide, you will learn how to: Create and maintain a healthy home for your miniature garden's root system Use inexpensive house plants and cuttings as the basis of your kokedama Make beautiful (and quirky) group plantings within a single project Find, collect and propagate moss And more! Whether resting on a pottery dish or suspended in the air, these little indoor gardens are a wonderful way to add a touch of artistry and greenery to your home or work space.
It's official: living with houseplants is good for your wellbeing! Turn your living space into an indoor oasis with our handy, easy to follow guide. Discover key indoor gardening design principles and learn how to care for your houseplants and keep them healthy. The RHS Practical Houseplant Book contains a dozen stunning step-by-step projects to help you assemble an eye-catching terrarium, create a floating kokedama 'string garden', or propagate succulents for your friends. Complete with 175 in-depth plant profiles, this is the essential practical guide for indoor gardeners.
With this stunningly photographed greenery-guide, anyone can master the art of making your living room thrive. When done correctly, curating any decent houseplant can be just as effective as hanging a beautiful work of art. After all, our green companions are known to be beneficial for mental health, for general health (being oxygenators) as well as being a key element of any well-balanced interior fit out. Lauren and Sophia run the wildly successful nursery and interior design store Leaf Supply, in Sydney, Australia. They wrote a beautifully designed book, by the same name, in 2018. Now, with Indoor Jungle, they explain (in laypersons' terms) how to best transform your house into a veritable greenhouse. In this sequel-of-sorts, Lauren and Sophia cast their plant-loving net far wider than simply fabulous Australian interiors, featuring jungle-y architecture from around the world! For each spread of beautifully verdant interiors, the duo breaks down how the foliage within is surviving (and thriving). Ablaze with jaw dropping photography, Indoor Jungle will deserve its own prominent place in your new, improved and jungle-ified living room.
Transform your home with more than 25 innovative and inspiring ideas using succulents and terrariums to create beautiful and stylish indoor gardens. Small-space gardening expert Isabelle Palmer shows you how to use succulents and other plants to create trendy terrariums and gorgeous indoor garden designs, and how to grow under glass, with helpful advice and techniques, as well as handy tips for taking care of your new house plants. Display pretty cacti inside copper lanterns, grow amazing aquatic plants in a deep vase, create a stunning fireside moss and fern display, and plant some tiny jewel-like succulents inside mason jars for an easy and on-trend kitchen window scene. Succulents and All Things Under Glass removes the mystery of taking care of plants and gives everyone a chance to enjoy the benefits and beauty of a garden indoors.
Learn how to care for your succulents, cacti and air plants with this beautiful but practical guide to indoor plants. These gorgeous, fashionable plants are handsome, hardy and perfect for urban living and this comprehensive companion is all you need to learn how to nurture and enjoy them, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home. Explaining how to look after individual plants, running through the soil, watering, light, food and more, this stylish go-to guide also shows you how to take cuttings to share with friends, make gifts, terrariums and displays, and other ways to make these fantastic plants part of your life.
Love houseplants? Want to know how to care for them but don't know where to start? Then this book is for you. Over 120 of the most popular houseplants available today are featured in this easy to use guide, with a page devoted to each plant and full colour photography throughout. Find out the ideal spot for your plant in the home, how often it should be watered and fed plus lots more besides. Whether your thing is for succulents and cacti or you can't resist an orchid or fern there is information on caring for them all, plus concise advise on re-potting, propagation and how to deal with pests and diseases. Having spent thirty years working in the pot plant and cut flower industry author Su Whale learnt that there were generally only two questions customers asked when purchasing a houseplant. First was, `where can I put it?' the second, `how often should I water it?' If you are that person and are looking for a straightforward, practical guide to houseplant care, which will provide you with the answers to those questions, (and much more besides!) then this book is for you.
A fun, gifty guide to growing and caring for the top 50 houseplants! Houseplants are more popular than ever: as expert writer and gardening enthusiast Heather Rodino notes, "plants have demonstrated therapeutic value, clean the air, and are an affordable way of decorating, adding beauty to your home, and making even the smallest rented space feel like your own." She offers a lighthearted, colorfully illustrated overview of caring for your indoor garden, profiling 50 of the most popular houseplants, from the Boston fern and the fiddle-leaf fig to the moth orchid. Her accessible advice on handling pests and diseases, troubleshooting problems, and assessing your growing conditions, will give novices the confidence they need to begin nurturing their own collection. Tips and list detail everything from which plants are pet-friendly to the top five plants for frequent travelers.
The complete guide to growing trees and shrubs indoors to beautify and purify your home Some of the most polluted places on earth are where we spend 90% of our time: inside our homes. Science is continually uncovering more effective ways of improving the quality of our environment, and plants-specifically indoor trees and shrubs-are at the top of this list. Growing trees and shrubs indoors might seem like a monumental challenge, but it's no different than growing any plants indoors. Written by master gardener DJ Herda, Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors is a definitive guide on what makes these plants special and all the tips and tricks you need to help them survive and flourish in an indoor environment. It covers how they: Rid your environment of airborne pollutants Beautify your home Help you to live a longer, healthier, happier life. An explosive introduction into the wellness scene, Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors is for those with a keen interest in gardening, health, and science, offering an entirely new way of promoting human wellness - by creating beautiful, enjoyable surroundings.
Hands up if you've killed a plant? Yep, me too. It's no secret that we've all become plant obsessed, but do we really understand how to look after them? I am not a Professor of Botany, but having run my florist and plant shop, Grace & Thorn, since 2011 I've learnt a few things along the way. HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR PLANTS is about taking the hocus-pocus out of plants and flowers and enabling you to understand a plant's needs in order to know where to place and how to style them, but most importantly how to keep them alive. I get asked every type of question you can imagine and I have written this book to answer them. Watering can down, it's time to go back to the roots. Keep it green. Nik x (AKA The Agony Plant)
Not all of us can have a garden, or even a window box, but everyone can own a houseplant - and everyone should. Not only are they an affordable and attractive way to add a decorative and personal touch to a space, indoor plants also have unique air purifying properties and their presence is good for our health and wellbeing. In this practical yet inspiring guide, gardening expert Alys Fowler explores all the possible indoor plant options available, helping you to find the perfect plant for any location, from cool, shady bedrooms to warm, sunny kitchen windowsills. As well as more traditional indoor plants, Alys looks at specialist plant groups such as indoor tropical edibles, orchids, cacti, succulents and climbers. With her encyclopedic knowledge and trademark inspirational style, this definitive guide will give you all the knowledge you need to care for your plants.
"The Indoor Gardener "was first published in 1939. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.
Pick your container, fill it with water, and sit back and watch your plant grow-now in full color! Hydroponics for Houseplants is the answer to anyone who has ever shied away from growing house plants because of messy dirt or fear of things dying if left for a few days without water. Ditch the hassle and learn how to grow plants indoors with nothing but water. Peter Loewer, an inveterate inventor of water gardening techniques, has written and illustrated this charming guide to teach readers the basics of hydroculture. This technique of growing plants in water has a history of almost 300 years, from experiments by an English botanist to the giant automated factory greenhouses of the twentieth century where vegetables are now grown commercially by the ton. Learn how to utilize this simple, time-tested method in your own home and never worry about over- or under-watering again! In this new repackaged edition, readers will learn about the incredible number of plant varieties (over 150!) that can actually live in water-whether sitting on a windowsill, decorating a wall, or flourishing under artificial light. Bring life into your home with plants such as lilies of the valley, hyacinths, English ivy, philodendrons, oleanders, and umbrella plants. In addition to this, Loewer provides basic knowledge on holdfasts, charcoal, colored glass versus clear, the addition of nutrients, and suggestions on a variety of decorating schemes that are accessible to even a novice indoor water gardener.
Covering everything from basic plant care and re-potting, to plants suited to pets and propagating, this book will inspire you to create your own indoor rainforest.
At the core of the book are profiles of 22 tropical indoor plants, organised from the most low-maintenance species through to exotic varieties requiring more care. In addition, the book offers styling advice on how to decorate different rooms in your home with plants, as well as suggestions on pots and planters to give your interior spaces more personality.
Interspersed throughout the book are interviews with plant people from around the world, who reveal the creative ways in which they've incorporated amazing collections of tropical plants into their lives and homes.
Creating a tropical oasis in the city really can be this simple and fun!
What if the beautiful plants in your home could also become a part of your health routine? Many houseplants are easy to grow indoors and can reduce stress, increase productivity, speed up healing, treat depression, increase overall happiness, and filter our air from carcinogenic pollutants. Make the most of your indoor houseplants! Did you know: That aloe plant sitting on your windowsill can be used as an ointment for scrapes, bruises, and sunburns. A chamomile plant-with its pretty display of white flowers-might be your cure for restless sleep and anxiety. A lavender plant will make your bathroom smell delightful and can also be used as a stress relief medicinal. Learn which plants have which health benefits and then find out how to care for them effectively in your home or office. Aloe soothes skin irritations and is excellent for stomach health Rosemary can slow hair loss and enhance memory Chamomile balances blood sugar and is an antibacterial Sage can easy muscle aches and bring mental clarity Dandelions can improve digestion Calendula can reduce skin inflammation Learn how to make your houseplants thrive and how to utilize them for your health!
"This book will help you keep your plants healthy."--Minneapolis Star Tribune, 7 Books to Shake Up Your Home Decor Houseplants are more popular than ever before--especially with millennials, who are setting up their homes for the first time and discovering that nothing can add energy, style, and that essential "lived-in-ness" to their spaces better than a little bit of green. Whether it's a statement-making fiddle-leaf fig or a tiny tabletop succulent, a houseplant instantly elevates the look of your home. But where to begin? In Decorating with Plants, Baylor Chapman walks readers through everything they need to know to bring houseplants into their home. First, there's Plant Care 101: from how to assess light conditions to tricks for keeping your plants alive while on vacation, Chapman gives readers the simple, foundational info they need to ensure their plants will thrive. Then she introduces us to 28 of her favorites--specimens that are tough as nails but oh-so-stylish, from the eye-catching Rubber Tree to the delicate Cape Primrose. Finally, she guides readers through the home room by room: Place an aromatic plant like jasmine or gardenia to your entry to establish your home's "signature scent." Add a proper sense of scale to your living room with a ceiling-grazing palm. Create a living centerpiece of jewel-toned succulents for a dining table arrangement that will last long after your dinner party. From air purification to pest control, there's no limit to what houseplants can do for your home--and Decorating with Plants is here to show you how to add them to spaces big and small with style.
In an increasingly hectic world, Plantfulness is a guide to help you reconnect with nature while reaching for a peaceful and mindful life. Finding the perfect houseplant for you can be daunting, particularly for those who feel like they have a black touch rather than a green thumb, but Plantfulness guides you through 50 houseplants which can give back to you in a symbiotic relationship which allows you both to thrive. Featuring the practical benefits, from cleaner air and beautiful scents, to the emotional ones, like creative inspiration and a daily sense of accomplishment for caring for them, Plantfulness is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to improve their wellbeing and enjoy nature from the comfort of their home. An internationally respected expert on mindfulness and houseplant enthusiast, Dr Jonathan Kaplan works as a clinical psychologist in New York City. He lives with his wife, 2 kids, 2 cats, and asparagus fern Rhonda.
50 DIY crafts, cooking, decorating, and gardening projects from the experts at the Smithsonian Institution The Smithsonian Institution presents a uniquely curated collection of lively how-to projects and historical narratives of four realms of American domestic arts: cooking, crafts, decorating, and gardening. Perfect for hobbyists interested in the historical context of what they create for their homes, this beautifully illustrated book contains fifty DIY projects--from a uniquely American quilt pattern to on-trend crafts like terrarium making and pickling--that all offer satisfying ways to bring history and culture to life. For those craving more, features provide rare insights from Smithsonian experts on prominent figures, events, and trends. Readers can learn about influential Americans who've had an impact on each realm; look at visual timelines of significant events that pushed development forward; or stay in the present and see how American arts in contemporary life is being redefined, all while enjoying satisfying and unique projects.
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