Buy and grow attractive bonsai and keep them thriving with this one-stop source of vital information. Fifty popular species are covered in this excellent beginner's guide.
It’s a whole new world of houseplants. Make yourself at home in it.
Do you love the idea of having houseplants, but find that they tend to die in your care? Have you ever received a gift of a gorgeous flowering pot that you can’t identify and have no idea how to keep it alive? Or maybe you’re already a houseplant enthusiast, ready to expand your knowledge — as well as your plant collection.
Barbara Pleasant covers these situations and more in her friendly approach to selecting and caring for indoor plants. With personality profiles, growing needs, and troubleshooting tips for 160 blooming and foliage varieties, you’ll never kill another houseplant.
Learn about indoor gardening with an inexpensive supermarket plant. Improve your office air quality with a healthy green companion. Immerse yourself in the tropical lushness of ferns and bromeliads. Whatever you’re looking for in a houseplant—a hip flamingo flower, a delicate orchid, or a sturdy Swedish ivy — you’ll find it here.
Eat your vegetables — and plant them too!
Plant the pits, roots, shoots, and seeds of almonds, anise, avocadoes, beans, celery, citrus, dates, fennel, figs, gingerroot, kiwi, mango, mustard, papya, peanuts, persimmon, pineapple, pomegranate, sesame, squash, turnip, tropical guava...and more!
You an also have houseplant fun with fruits, nuts, herbs, and spices. Fron the common carrot to the exotic cherimoya, dozens of foods have pits, seeds, and roots waiting to be rescued from the compost bin and brought back to life on your windowsill. Planted and nurtured, the shiny pomegranate seeds left over from breakfast, and the neglected piece of gingerroot in your refrigerator will grow into a healthy, vigorous houseplants — kitchen experiments in the wonder of botany.
Harvest tropical fruits and berries from your own houseplants! Enjoy fresh coffee brewed from beans grown in the kitchen, juice from an orange picked in the living room, or pomegranate seeds from a tree in the dining room. It’s now possible in any climate. This book, from the co-owners of Logee’s Tropical Plants, gives you everything you need to successfully plant, grow, and harvest 47 varieties of tropical fruiting plants — from chocolate to cherries, papaya to passion fruit, grapefruit to guava, pepper to pineapple. It’s easy, fun, and rewarding—and local food has never been more exotic.
Tabletop Gardens is a uniquely imaginative approach to indoor gardening. The 40 garden designs offer many ideas for choosing a personal style and getting started — plants under glass, in bowls and trays, and even in water environments. Each project includes complete advice on the materials needed and step-by-step information on how to create the garden. Popular, easy-to-grow herbs, grasses, bulbs, water plants, vines, and miniature trees are naturals for tabletop gardening, and many “hot plants” like bamboo and orchids are featured.
Window box gardens are beautiful on a windowsill, but displayed in unexpected places they add four-season style and color all around the home. Authors Cramer and Johnson offer dozens of inventive ideas for container gardens to enjoy every month of the year. More than 200 exquisite color photographs highlight the range of seasonal plants and innovative containers. Project instructions, care tips, and source listings round out the how-to pages.