Perhaps it starts with an avocado pit precariously suspended on toothpicks in a water glass, or maybe an island vacation instilled a fondness for fresh-picked papaya. Whatever the source of inspiration, the reality of successfully propagating and growing tropical plants is something most gardeners never get to experience, yet a wide variety of both familiar and exotic plants can be grown inside the home with very little effort. Whether intrigued by the culinary possibilities of using one’s own lemons or olives, or attracted to the ornamental attributes of a fragrant or vibrant blossom, tropical plants offer a wealth of edible and decorative possibilities. From the Australian Finger Lime to the Tahitian Orange, Kumquat to the Sunquat, each plant’s cultural requirements are provided in pithy descriptions that include recipes. Fun facts, handy tips, and eye-popping color illustrations and photographs round out a comprehensive yet accessible guide that will fascinate and inspire both beginning and established gardeners. --Carol Haggas
As a mom of three active, nature-oriented young boys, I can definitely recommend this book. I had checked it out from the library but found it so useful I decided to buy it. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Sarah L. Wesch
very fast shipping and recieved just like promised. would recommend to anyone!Published 3 months ago by Susan Jones
I love flipping through this book because there are so many interesting plants in it. It takes some of the mystery (and fear) out of trying these out; and who doesn't want to have... Read morePublished 3 months ago by K. Lincourt
I was really looking forward to this book as I love growing lemons and other tropical plants but sadly this book contained no more information than typically seen on the tag or in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Snowelen
Excellent reference whether you live in the north and grow indoors or on a tropical island where you will be gardening with tropical plants.Published 8 months ago by Bruce B
This book is a winner! Love it! I hope it is not too late in the year to order a couple of these tropical plants for my greenhouse!Published 10 months ago by Marilynn B.
A nice book with great pictures and a fair amount of information for the format. 1-2 pages per plant. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Irka Bargielowski