From Library Journal
This well-designed introduction to houseplants by garden writer Courtier and horticulturist Clarke begins with a brief section on decorating with plants followed by the book's strength?a plant directory of 170 common houseplants plus a secondary list of 130 more unusual plants. Arranged by scientific name, entries list common name, plant requirements, growing techniques, propagation methods, and recommended related plants. Most entries contain a beautiful color photograph of the plant. The final section offers clear explanations, with illustrations, of light, humidity, temperature, watering, feeding, repotting, training, propagation, and pests and diseases. A few errors such as conflicting information on watering bromeliads and reversed identification of thrip and vine weevil pictures are minor problems. While similar in style and content to other available houseplants books, this is an attractive, informative choice for libraries needing an additional book about houseplants and their care.?Sue O'Brien, Downers Grove P.L., Ill.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Back Cover
* Everything you need to know about choosing and caring for houseplants * Extensive plant directories featuring more than 300 indoor plants * Tips from the experts on what to look for when buying indoor plants * Alphabetical charts featuring at-a-glance information on each plant's needs and preferred conditions * How to cope with plant pests and diseases * Choosing the right plants for specific places in the home * Ways to group plants to create striking effects in all rooms of the house * Fully illustrated throughout with color drawings and photographs