books about: houseplants
Indoor Plant Decor: The Design Stylebook for Houseplants
St. Lynn's Press
With more and more people (5.9 million-plus) working from home or retiring from the workforce (10,000 new baby boomers retiring every day) the quality of the home environment is becoming more important than ever. Jenny and Kylee know that adding living plants to the decor pays off in enjoyment, pride of place, and an increased sense of well being (not to mention lower blood pressure, higher creativity and cleaner air quality). House stagers and ...
Safe Sex in the Garden and Other Propositions for an Allergy-Free World
Leo Thomas Ogren
Ten Speed Press
safe sex in the garden And Other Propositions for an Allergy-Free World by Thomas Leo Ogren Residential and commercial landscapes are loaded with male-only trees and shrubs since they are litter- and therefore maintenance-free. But given a choice, what would you rather do—sweep or battle hay fever? The fact that our urban forests have been propagated with male-clones is a crime on two counts: male plants are the pollen-producing offenders, ...
Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants
Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants is the definitive photographic reference to the full range of plants available to the water gardener. This volume includes hundreds of water garden plants often overlooked in other books, such as marginal plants, floating plants, bog plants, and submerged plants. Of course, waterlilies and lotuses are described in detail as well. The encyclopedia offers complete information on hardiness, culture, propagation, ...
Inspired by Tradition: 50 Appliqué Blocks in 5 Sizes
That Patchwork Place
Quilters can't get enough of Kay Mackenzie's appliqué designs. In this elegant follow-up to Easy Appliqué Blocks , she presents 50 all-new designs with traditional appeal, such as Whig Rose, Pineapple, and Fleur-de-lis. The bonus CD features each block in five sizes, from 6" to 12". No need to enlarge--just print the size you need. See a color photo of each block design stitched in fabric, plus a line drawing for tracing Find all designs ...
Success with House Plants
A guide to choosing, cultivating and caring for indoor plants.
The Garden Primer
Workman Publishing Company
The most comprehensive, entertaining, down-to-earth one-volume gardening reference ever, and highly praised: "Barbara Damrosch delivers the goods."— Chicago Tribune "Best of the crop."— House Beautiful "Barbara Damrosch's writing has the snap of a good snowpea and the spice of an old rose."— The Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer "Covers just about everything you could think of and then some." — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ...
Success With Houseplants
Editors of Reader's Digest
If you enjoy growing houseplants, this is the reference book for you.
Complete Guide to Houseplants
• Special house growing and pest control tips are included to ensure that every homeowner is an expert houseplant gardener. • Includes an encyclopedia showcasing the most beautiful and easiest-to-grow houseplants. • Inspiration and design ideas for decorating interior spaces with plants.
Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac (Month-by-Month Guide)
Douglas F. Welsh
Texas A&M University Press
Think of Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac as a giant monthly calendar for the entire statea practical, information-packed, month-by-month guide for gardeners and yardeners.” This book provides everything you need to know about flowers and garden design; trees, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb, and fruit gardening; and soil, mulch, water, pests, and plant care. It will help you to create beautiful, productive, healthy gardens ...
The Gardener's Gripe Book
Workman Publishing Company
Perennials that behave like annuals, gone within a year or two. Lettuce that bolts right when you're in the mood for a salad. Deer, hedgehogs, slugs, and bugs. And then, all the know-it-alls who tell you how easy it is. Gardening may be America's most popular leisure activity, but it is also the most frustrating, aggravating, and time-consuming-by no means the simple idyll-with-dirt sold by gardening gurus. As lifelong gardener Abby Adams points ...
Plant by Numbers: 50 Houseplant Combinations to Decorate Your Space
Cool Springs Press
The inspirational DIY guide for painting a stunning portrait in houseplants. Hot Pink Limeade, Café Au Lait, Raspberry Margarita . . . wait, are we talking about plants here? It's not often that we think of decorative houseplants as 'delicious', but in Plant by Numbers , there's no denying that author Steve Asbell makes his debut as a "gourmet chef" of the floral color palette. With his unique and fun recipe-style approach, visually ...
All Things Girl: Truth for Teens
This edition has been replaced with the 2014 revised edition of All Things Girl: Truth for Teens by Cheryl Dickow, Peggy Bowes, Heather Renshaw and Kayla Brandon. In the new release, Peggy Bowes (best selling author of The Rosary Workout) explores health and wellness for teen girls; Heather Renshaw speaks about vocations and motherhood; Kayla Brandon is the fresh, new, relevant voice writing about social media in a teen girl's life. ...
37 Houseplants Even You Can't Kill
Mary Kate Hogan
Some would-be gardeners simply have the opposite of a green thumb: everything they touch seems to wilt. But perhaps the problem lies not with the person but with the plant! These 37 varieties of flowers, foliage, and cacti will hold their own in the face of minimal TLCwhich is absolutely perfect for anyone who wants lush greenery but hasn’t the time to spare. Best of all, there’s no need to sacrifice beauty: the selection includes the ...
Indoor Gardening the Organic Way: How to Create a Natural and Sustaining Environment for Your Houseplants
Julie Bawden Davis
Taylor Trade Publishing
Gardening organically outdoors is prevalent in most horticultural circles today, but what about gardening indoors? Indoor Gardening the Organic Way is a definitive guide to growing houseplants organically. From the dirt on mulch to eco-friendly ways to handle plant pests, Davis has provided this essential resource for novice and experienced gardeners alike.
Tiny Game Hunting: Environmentally Healthy Ways to Trap and Kill the Pests in Your House and Garden New ...
Hilary Dole Klein
Adrian M. Wenner
University of California Press
Every year Americans use a staggering five hundred million pounds of toxic pesticides in and around their homes, schools, parks, and roads—a growing health risk for people and the environment. But are these poisons really necessary? This book, appealing to the hunter in us all, shows how to triumph in combat with pests without losing the war to toxic chemicals. Tiny Game Hunting, written in a lively and entertaining style and illustrated ...
Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening and Landscaping Techniques
Rodale Press Inc. Editors
Clear, easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions for gardening techniques, tips, recipes, and projects cover all aspects of chemical-free gardening.
The Ortho Problem Solver, Sixth Edition
Revised with the most up-to-date chemical and nonchemical solutions for plant problems encountered throughout North America. References to banned chemicals such as Dursban and Diazinon have been eliminated. Colorful, detailed photos and brief analysis help gardeners diagnose each problem. Problem, analysis, and solution descriptions allow gardeners to quickly identify methods and products to treat their plants, lawn, or garden. Thumbnail maps ...
Florida Gardening : Newcomer's Survival Manual
Monica Moran Brandies
B B Mackey Books
Perfect Plant, Perfect Place
One of the most creative gardening guides on the market! Years of experience answering questions on what to grow in problem sites -- plus an impressive career at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum and plenty of practice in his own garden -- make Roy Lancaster one of the best-qualified writers to advise on which plants to grow where. Perfect Plant Perfect Place is an invaluable, updated compilation of Roy's best-selling titles What ...
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