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

It's a whole new world of houseplants, so make yourself at home in it If you love the idea of keeping houseplants, but struggle to care for them, you'll find solace and invaluable advice in this comprehensive guide from expert gardener Barbara Pleasant. Even experienced houseplant enthusiasts will benefit from Pleasant's expansive knowledge of indoor gardening, which includes personality profiles, growing needs, and troubleshooting tips for 160 blooming and foliage varieties. Create a greener world, one houseplant at a time.


Discover Gardening in the Great Indoors

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 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.

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About Author

Pleasant, Barbara
Barbara is the regional columnist for and Gardening How-To magazines, and she is a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener, Mother Earth News, and The Herb Companion. Barbars is constantly discovering new possibilities for Southern gardeners. Her newest book, The Southern Garden Advisor, is a creative compendium of timely tips, fascinating facts, and honest advice for curious Southern gardeners. She is the winner of the Garden Writer's Association's Golden Globe Award of Achievement in 2002 for writing gardening books.

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