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Leaf Supply: A Guide to Keeping Happy House Plants Hardcover – Illustrated, April 17, 2018
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- Item Weight : 2.6 pounds
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1925418634
- ISBN-13 : 978-1925418637
- Product Dimensions : 8.5 x 1.15 x 10.1 inches
- Publisher : Smith Street Books; Illustrated Edition (April 17, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #32,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Unfortunately, the book seems to have questionable accuracy. In one instance, the book talks about rare house plants such as the pitcher plant. The problem is that they’re talking about Sarracenia (North American Pitcher Plant), but incorrectly showed a picture of a Nepenthes (Tropical Pitcher Plant), that has its own unique needs. The book also fails to mention that these plants require water with low mineral content and also require a dormancy period—two things that left ignored are a death sentence for these plants.
I'm new to plants. But this doesn't mean tI love them any less than those who've been in-it-to-win-it for years. It's like I'm their new step-dad. Mine is mine now and I play for keeps.
I also purchased How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged, which I've reviewed for comparison. They both essentially market to the same audience, but after buying/reading both, they do cater a bit differently.
Leaf Supply is much more presentable and comes off similarly to a coffee table book. Matte pages, which I'm partial to, with gorgeous photography. This comes off as both a reference guide as well as a lifestyle book, featuring several interviews with fellow plant lovers, as well as beautiful interior shots. If this were "Pin-able", you'd Pin the sh!t out of this, trust me.
I love the way How Not to Kill Your Houseplant has a quick reference guide in the front, so if you have no idea what you just brought home, you know how to treat it. If only relationships worked the same way...
You can definitely flip through Leaf Supply and hope to find your plant, but I personally think of them more as companion books to one another. Leaf Supply also digs (ha) a bit deeper into a few more subjects like types of soil, propagating, etc.
Again, if you're a diehard plant person, I'd easily recommend buying both books. If you had to just pick one, I'd go Leaf Supply, just because it offers basically the same thing that HNtKYH does and so much more. I'm also a photography and interiors person, which Leaf Supply simply wins hands-down. Pay the $3 difference and you'll be happy you did.
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Ben impaginato, bellissime immagini. Non l'ho ancora letto tutto quindi non posso commentare il contenuto della parte scritta ma e' comunque un libro che fa la sua bella figura.