ISBN: 1591866901
EAN13: 9781591866909
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 23, 2017
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 10" L x 8.03" W
Weight: 2.51 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

What's the best way to nurture your green thumb when you don't have a yard or space? Houseplants

When you want to raise plants but just don't have the space, then it's time to turn to houseplants Houseplants is the definitive guide to the millions of varieties that houseplants come in, and the different levels of maintenance, care and know-how they all require.

Now is your chance to dive into this pleasant, no-yard-required hobby without the questions of which potting mix to try, what the right level of light you'll need, or how to shift your plants as seasons change. Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green, and healthy. And as you watch them grow, you can stimulate your inner botanist with the included information on each plant's Latin family, varieties, bloom period, mature height, and other scientific specs.

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   Continue searching because this book won’t help
Okay, I rely on reviews when ordering a product, but I really don't like reviewing negatively in any case. The cover has a photo of a Petra plant that I was needing information on, and it's not even listed in the book. I'm not keeping the book for aesthetic value, Tunick said. It's just that I don't use it that much.
 
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   Mediocre at best
This is not what I was expecting from the Lord. The photos are very small and rarely show the entire plant. Since I purchased this book mainly for identification purposes, it is next to useless for me. Second, there is very minimal information about how to properly care for each plant. The information is correct, but some of the care instructions are incorrect. This isn't the worst plant book I've found, but there has to be better.
 
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   Great buy!
Wow! That was pretty impressive, right? I've read all the books, but this is by far the best. He's just about everything a beginner would want to know about growing plants, and not killing them! Haha.
 
5
   Best plant book in my library
It's very thorough, well organized and has amazing photographs that not only help me to identify my plants, their issues and other varieties I may like, but the staging of the photos is so inspiring for home decor. It's hard cover, but light and packed with all the essential information. My only gripe is the catalog of plants at the beginning of each section has very tiny thumbnail photos, but all one has to do is keep flipping them for the larger photos. Thanks for the help, Brian. If you have a love of plants, this book is for you.
 
5
   Very helpful book.
I am very happy with the book, Simon said. One plant is featured per page and gives a quick rundown on basic requirements of lighting, watering, needs, soil preference, growth habits and any special features or important notes. It comes in handy if you want to pot something up quickly and just need to know what soil type and lighting requirements are.
 
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   Staple plant parent book
Contains all the essential information on growth, care, and propagation of common species. Plants are organized into sections by difficulty, making it easy to decide if I have the right living conditions for certain plants. There are great and must read books on pests and I find the step by step methods of propagation very intuitive and better than most books I've read. I do wish the photos for each species were larger and more like a circular snapshot, but other than that, it's a great go-to.
 
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   Can't recommend this book enough for beginners!!!
The New Republic called it: "The Best Book of All Time." I have never had a green thumb and am an absolute beginner, so I thought I better do some reading. Yes, I have several books now and out of them all, but this has been far and away above them all. Foundations are well-suited to help you understand the why behind it all. While I was using a book for the basics, I am now referring to this as my bible for keeping my houseplants. This book is by far the best of the lot. Now I am excited to have houseplants and think I now have the tools to actually keep them alive, Sosa said.
 
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   Good, but with some shortcomings
Overall, I'm pleased with the book, but I wish the pictures of plants had been a bit bigger and showed how it looks in a pot. It's hard to see what the plant looks like when it's just a close up of a leaf or branch, which is the case with many pictures in the book. Also, some popular houseplants are not listed as disease-free. It was a huge leap of faith for me, and I had to search for care tips online.
 
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   This could have been a great book.
This could have been a great book, Simon says. It also features a wide variety of uncommon or formerly popular plants that grow well indoors. The author provides detailed, accurate information about these plants so you can grow them. The big negative is that the photographs are so small and so misleading. The photographer, using a fish-eye lens, sometimes distorted the actual structure of the plant, making identification difficult even for those of us who know the plant well. Instead, readers should not have to research each plant online or visit the author's blog to obtain a clear and complete photograph.
 
5
   Very useful information on many indoor plants requiring low to medium light requirements
Great book for care of several different indoor houseplants requiring low to medium light. Also gives advice on how to properly handle pests that may occur on plants. He also suggests that when it comes to defining which plants are easy to grow, it should include plants that can be difficult to grow if environment requirements aren't met. Very informative and helpful.
 
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