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Houseplant Encyclopedia

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ISBN-10: 1554071402

ISBN-13: 9781554071401

Edition: 1997 (Revised)

Authors: Ingrid Jantra, Ursula Kruger, Sam Benvie

List price: $29.95
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This comprehensive encyclopaedia contains all the information a gardener could ever need, from advice on placement and purchase and how to tackle pests and diseases, to how to find success with exotic plants and rarer varieties.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 5/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

Ingrid Jantra is a well-known gardening expert.Ursula Kr�ger writes for many gardening and home magazines. She is the author of Let's Go Gardening!

Foreword
Placement and Purchase
Some Preliminary Thoughts about Location
Which Plants Go Where?
Plants That Need Careful Handling
Poisonous Plants at a Glance
Tips for Buying Plants
Plants with Particular Needs
What You Should Know about Plants
A Brief History of Plants
Native Habitat and Plant Types
The Structure of a Plant
Successful Care and Propagation
Tools and Growth Factors
Light: Growth Factor Number One
Air and Temperature as Growth Factors
Life-Giving Water
Watering during Vacation Times
Watering at a Glance
Plant Media
Special Mixtures
Nutrients and Fertilizing
Repotting
Repotting at a Glance
Pruning, Training, and Overwintering
Pruning and Overwintering at a Glance
Why Plants Fall Ill
What to Do When Pests Attack
The Most Common Pests
The Most Common Diseases
Problems and Diseases at a Glance
Pests, Bacteria, and Viruses
Propagation from Seed
Propagation from Cuttings
Special Methods of Propagation
Propagation at a Glance
Glossary
Living Greener, Living Better
Fundamental Concepts
Different Furnishing Styles
Plant Containers and Outer Pots
Accessories
Plants in Hanging Planters
Decorating with Climbing Plants
Plant Windows
Miniature Gardens
Desert and Tropical Mini-Gardens
Four Seasons on the Balcony
Balcony Plantings
Planting Suggestions at a Glance
Plantings for the Patio
Aromatic Gardens and Herb Gardens
The Most Beautiful Plants from A to Z
How to Use This Plant Encyclopedia
Components of each Plant Portraits
How to Find A Plant
Understanding Plant Names
Abutilon-Aucuba
Bambusa-Buxus
Caladium-Cytisus
Dahlia-Dracaena
Echeveria-Exacum
x Fatshedera-Fuchsia
Gardenia-Gynura
Haemanthus-Hypoestes
Impatiens-Ixora
Jacaranda-Jatropha
Kalanchoe
Laelia-Lotus
Mammillaria-Myrtus
Narcissus-Notocactus
Odontioda-Oxalis
Pachira-Punica
Radermanchera-Ruscus
Sabal-Syngonium
Tagetes-Tulipa
Vanda-x Vuylstekeara
Washingtonia
Xanthosoma
Yucca
Zantedeschia-Zebrina
Rarities and Specialities
Useful Addresses
Index