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Make your home your happy place with house plants. Bring the outside in. This gorgeous guide features over 80 indoor plants that will turn your house into a happy, healthy, healing home. Discover plants that will clean the air you breathe, help you get a good night's sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, help you get well soon, boost your brain power and bring greater joy and wellbeing into your life. From cacti and succulents to ferns and palms; flowering plants and foliage - find the perfect house plants for your living room, bathroom, bedroom and even your workspace. Bring the joy of the outdoors in and harness the natural healing power of plants. Features: Over 80 plants and their wellbeing benefits, A guide to choosing your plants and pots, Essential care instructions (indoor plants are so easy to look after!), and Simple propagation techniques to share your plants with friends
Transform your home the easy way with more than 60 innovative and stylish ideas for creating indoor gardens. Small-space gardening expert Isabelle Palmer shows you how to create gorgeous terrariums and hanging gardens, and how to grow under glass and plant vertically, with helpful advice and techniques, as well as handy tips for taking care of your new house plants. Grow and display amazing aquatic plants in a deep vase, create a stunning fireside moss and fern display, group a variety of beautiful orchids in bright colours on a shelf and plant some tiny jewel-like succulents for an easy and on-trend kitchen window scene. House Plants removes the mystery of taking care of plants and gives everyone a chance to enjoy the benefits and beauty of a garden indoors.
Following the success of her first book, The Balcony Gardener, Isabelle Palmer now adapts her talent for small-space gardening to interiors. If you are looking for new and innovative ways to display your houseplants, seeking inspiration for table settings, or wanting ideas for unusual containers for indoor growing, The House Gardener will provide the answers and the inspiration. Isabelle brings a new eye and a contemporary twist to gardening indoors - try your hand at a miniature Zen garden, indoor water gardens, terrariums and table centres, fairy-tale gardens for children, and much more. A comprehensive basics chapter on which plants to select, planting techniques and plant care is followed by the project chapters: Under Glass, Hanging Gardens, Old Finds, and Just Outside.
This is an essential guide to growing beautiful plants in your home throughout the year. It includes advice on houseplant care, as well as step-by-step techniques for planting, repotting and propagation. It is an beautifully illustrated A - Z guide to houseplants - from Acalyphas to Yuccas - provides quick and easy identification, information and care advice for each type. It includes suggestions for the best settings, interesting groupings and stunning displays, to make the most of your houseplants and enhance the style and mood of a room. It also includes a useful chart indicating foliage or flower interest, and when blooms should be at their best. Houseplants can transform any living space with their interesting foliage and pretty flowers. Choosing the right plants for your home and how to care for them is clearly explained in this practical, simple-to-follow book. Advice is given on how to achieve different effects, attractive displays and groupings, the right setting for your plants and how to deal with any problems that may occur. An A - Z guide describes the most popular and some less familiar houseplants, and a useful quick-reference chart tells you what plants are at their best throughout the year. Packed with helpful information, the book will ensure your houseplants give pleasure for many years.
For centuries, plants have transformed interiors. Today houseplants are once again experiencing a revival. Author Bree Claffey of Mr Kitly journeys into the worlds of fellow plant lovers to explore the enduring attraction of houseplants. From the ever-reliable Peace lily and beguiling Fiddle leaf fig to the elusive Chinese money plant, houseplants are showcased in all their weird and wonderful forms. More than good-looking props, plants are living growing things rooted in community and creativity and as this book celebrates, houseplants are a way of life.
Houseplants are hot, and creative interior planting is becoming increasingly easy to achieve. The new wave of unusual and dramatic indoor plants is as much about decor and statement as greenery. Used aesthetically, as a focal point and sculptural element in interior design, indoor gardening is not just about possessing or growing a plant, but about using it as an accessory combined with other objects to create a particular style and mood. In this much-needed book, Ian and Kara show you how to transform your home with plants and tells you which plants will work best where and how to care for them. From strikingly geometric terrariums to pretty hanging baskets, practical herb pots and colourful window displays, this book is packed full of exciting and gorgeous ideas. Specially commissioned photography by Nick Pope throughout proves that bringing the outdoors in really is the best form of interior design.
Whether it's driven by a passion for houseplants, a desire to grow more tomatoes, or an interest in having a garden bursting with colourful flowers, many people find themselves wanting more plants. Luckily, it's easy to make more of your favourite plants - and it can be done for free! Plant Parenting, by horticulture expert Leslie F. Halleck, is a beginner-friendly introduction to plant propagation through cuttings, layering, dividing, and more. Halleck details the basic tools necessary, demystifies seed starting and saving, and shares easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical techniques. She also provides additional information on controlling pests and diseases and transplanting seedlings and cuttings. Charming, richly illustrated, and accessible, Plant Parenting is for beginning gardeners, houseplant fans, and anyone looking to make more of their favourite plants.
Grow some of the world's most unique and beautiful houseplants with this one-of-a-kind guide. Plus, find DIY projects for using houseplants to kick up your decorating skills! Houseplants make epic house guests-they don't talk back, they're 100% no drama, they're exceptional listeners, and they help beautify your bedroom and calm your senses. Plus, houseplants are fun to nurture and care for. In Houseplant Party, you'll discover dozens of amazing, easy-to-care-for houseplants that are a perfect fit for your desk, windowsill, bedside table, or bathroom vanity. From peace lilies and ponytail palms to fairy washboards, air plants, and Venus fly traps, author and houseplant guru Lisa Eldred Steinkopf has your back with easy-to-follow houseplant advice and insight. But, Houseplant Party isn't just about taking care of plants. It's also about decorating with plants. Get step-by-step plans for making: A creative test tube wall planter A knotted plant hanger using recycled fabric or an old t-shirt A stress-reducing succulent Zen garden for your favorite relaxation spot A bedside aquatic garden with a Japanese moss ball A macrame hanger to display your favorite vining houseplant A wooden trellis to train climbing plants to grow on your wall and ceiling A trio of shadow boxes to display an air plant collection A beautifully trained and pruned bonsai plant Join the Houseplant Party and decorate your world with green!
Pick your container, fill it with water, and sit back and watch your plant grow! This book 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! 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!
Growing plants in the home has always been popular, and in this volume interior and garden designer, Diana Yakeley, shows how to choose and position plants to create maximum impact, taking into account scale and proportion, form and shape, colour and scent, and texture and pattern.;There is also guidance on finding just the right containers and accessories to suit different plants and room schemes. A section on interiors looks at each room of the house in turn, revealing the best plants to create a striking focal point. The remaining chapters are a visual extravaganza of plant displays. Choose from the understated elegance of architectural plants, cacti and succulents or foliage plants in "Plant Sculpture", or indulge those creative urges with the section on "Colour". "Seasonal Displays" shows how to ring in the changes throughout the year, while "Edible Plants" explains how to grow herbs, salad leaves and tender fruits indoors. A useful section at the end of the book gives practical advice on how to care for indoor plants, while "Plant Focus" provides detailed horticultural information on a range of different plants.
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.
How do plants work? How can I grow tomatoes? How can I encourage garden wildlife? Put the fun into gardening with this cool kids' guide to growing plants indoors and out, all year round. RHS Get Growing is for parents and children who enjoy engaging with the outdoors and want to do more activities together. It explains how plants work, describes the building blocks of gardening, and shows how to grow everything from cacti to cucumbers. With great facts and practical projects, giving the reader a lot of information, it's an ideal introduction for complete beginners, and designed to inspire a life-long love of gardening. The projects and experiments are bite-sized and self-contained, ideal for weekends, holidays and even home-schooling. This book is ideal for parents and teachers who want to get kids connected with nature, experiencing the world and relating to the food that they eat. All the guidance is backed by scientific and educational research, drawn together by the team of RHS experts.
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