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The Complete Guide to Houseplants Choosing, Arranging and Caring for the Plants in Your Home by Valerie Bradley

The Complete Guide to Houseplants Choosing, Arranging and Caring for the Plants in Your Home

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The Complete Guide to Houseplants Choosing, Arranging and Caring for the Plants in Your Home by Valerie Bradley

The Complete Guide to Houseplants is the ultimate reference for all devotees of indoor plants, whether they're beginners or more experienced gardeners. The book is arranged into four chapters, plus a Directory of 250 of the best houseplants. Step-by-step photosequences, Tip boxes and pulled out Top Ten boxes complement the main text in the four chapters, while quick-reference icons give the reader key information, at a glance, in the Directory section. Chapter One - Choosing the Right Plants - shows how to select plants that work with the style of your home. Key issues covered include: recognising a healthy houseplant, selecting plants for specific locations and how to choose low-maintenance plants if you are a frequent traveler. Chapter Two - Arranging Houseplants for Maximum Impact - shows how to echo and define the architecture, style and layout of your home with your houseplants. Chapter Three - Plant Aftercare & Maintenace - covers all the routine aspects of plant care to ensure that your houseplants always look their best, plus full guidance on how to recognize and deal with common pests, diseases and disorders. Chapter Four - Making More Houseplants - covers all the major methods of propagating houseplants; techniques are clearly explained in step-by-step photos with accompanying captions. The final, and largest, section of the book is the Directory to 250 of the best houseplants. Fully illustrated throughout with inspiring colour photos, each entry includes: a description of the main features of the plant; suggestions for use; and information on plant care and propagation.

About the Author

Val Bradley is a trained horticulturist, having gained her National Diploma at Askham Bryan College, near York. As part of the course she worked for one of the largest producers of houseplants in Britain, and also for Liverpool Borough Council, helping to create displays of indoor and outdoor plants for flower shows. She has written several books, and is currently Gardening Correspondent for a national daily newspaper in the UK.

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Publication date

30th March 2006


Valerie Bradley

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Collins & Brown an imprint of Pavilion Books


288 pages


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