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November 3, 2010

The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Gardening Know-How for Keeping (Not Killing) More Than 160 Indoor Plants

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Here is a book for those who want to brighten their home with some houseplants but are cursed with a useless thumb rather than a green one. When I visit my grandkids in Boston, I often discover to my dismay that the houseplants I bought for them have disappeared. My daughter and her husband live busy working lives and neither of them can manage to work the care and watering of plants into their schedule.

This book may make a difference for them. It has everything the indoor gardener could ever want to know about how to select, tend, and enjoy houseplants. Pleasant's book is comprehensive and has an easy-to-follow encyclopedia covering more than 160 houseplants. The introduction discusses the history, uses, and benefits of houseplants. The manual is divided into three main sections. The first two are plant directories offering in-depth plant profiles of first flowering, then foliage, houseplants. The third is an extensive compilation of houseplant-care topics, from acclimatization to watering. It has vivid color photographs, precise illustrations, appendixes listing helpful resources, definitions, and a cross-reference chart of botanical and common names. This is a must-have manual for anyone who shares home or office space with potted plants.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at November 3, 2010 5:30 AM
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