How to houseplant A beginner's guide to making and keeping plant friends

Heather Rodino

Book - 2019

"Cultivating houseplants is more popular than ever, and this fun, gifty guide introduces you to one of today's hottest retro activities! Heather Rodino offers a colorfully illustrated overview of caring for your indoor garden, profiling 50 of the most popular houseplants, from succulents to tropical foliage. Her accessible advice, tips, and lists will give novices the confidence they need to begin nurturing their own collection."--Publisher's description.

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Published
New York : Sterling [2019]
Language
English
Physical Description
xiii, 178 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-172) and index.
ISBN
9781454932901
1454932902
Main Author
Heather Rodino (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Cultivating houseplants is more popular than ever, and this fun, gifty guide introduces you to one of today’s hottest retro activities! Heather Rodino offers a colorfully illustrated overview of caring for your indoor garden, profiling 50 of the most popular houseplants, from succulents to tropical foliage. Her accessible advice, tips, and lists will give novices the confidence they need to begin nurturing their own collection.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A fun, gifty guide to growing and caring for the top 50 houseplants!   Houseplants are more popular than ever: as expert writer and gardening enthusiast Heather Rodino notes, 'plants have demonstrated therapeutic value, clean the air, and are an affordable way of decorating, adding beauty to your home, and making even the smallest rented space feel like your own.' She offers a lighthearted, colorfully illustrated overview of caring for your indoor garden, profiling 50 of the most popular houseplants, from the Boston fern and the fiddle-leaf fig to the moth orchid. Her accessible advice on handling pests and diseases, troubleshooting problems, and assessing your growing conditions, will give novices the confidence they need to begin nurturing their own collection. Tips and list detail everything from which plants are pet-friendly to the top five plants for frequent travelers.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A fun, gifty guide to growing and caring for the top 50 houseplants!   In this fun and accessible guide, you’ll learn how to care for 50 of the most popular houseplants, from the fiddle-leaf fig to the moth orchid. The plant profiles outline care requirements, and an introduction to houseplant basics explains all you need to know about potting soil, watering, common pests, and more. Houseplants are more popular than ever: as expert writer and gardening enthusiast Heather Rodino notes, “plants have demonstrated therapeutic value, clean the air, and are an affordable way of decorating, adding beauty to your home, and making even the smallest rented space feel like your own.” She offers a lighthearted, colorfully illustrated overview of caring for your indoor garden, profiling 50 of the most popular houseplants, from the Boston fern and the fiddle-leaf fig to the moth orchid. Her accessible advice on handling pests and diseases, troubleshooting problems, and assessing your growing conditions, will give novices the confidence they need to begin nurturing their own collection. Tips and list detail everything from which plants are pet-friendly to the top five plants for frequent travelers.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Cultivating houseplants is more popular than ever, and this fun, gifty guide introduces you to one of today's hottest retro activities! Heather Rodino offers a colorfully illustrated overview of caring for your indoor garden, profiling 50 of the most popular houseplants, from succulents to tropical foliage. Her accessible advice, tips, and lists will give novices the confidence they need to begin nurturing their own collection.