Complete Houseplant Book

Identifying, Choosing And Maintaining Plants For Your Home, With An A-Z Directory And Over 600 Photographs

Book Description

This is an essential guide offering expert up-to-date information on successful indoor gardening. The book opens with an introduction to the general types of houseplant from which to choose: glossy evergreens, feathery ferns, elegant palms, cacti and succulents, flowering houseplants and those with variegated foliage.
There follows the practical section, with essential clear instructions, professional tips and step-by-step photography which provide the practical know-how for all the basics of houseplant care.
Step-by-step advice on watering, feeding and choosing the right container, as well as instructions on division, layering, cuttings and propagation techniques.
Fully-illustrated with over 700 photographs.
Includes an A-Z directory of houseplants featuring over 350 species, organized in alphabetical order.

About McHoy, Peter

Peter McHoy is a well-known author and journalist. He has written over 25 books for major publishers on many gardening and houseplant topics, including Low-Maintenance Gardening and The Complete Houseplant Book. He has also compiled and edited important gardening works such as The Gardening Encyclopedia and The Gardener's Diary. Peter McHoy started his career as a seed analyst, but soon moved into magazine journalism so he could share his enthusiasm for plants and gardens with others. He has written more than 60 books, mostly on gardening, and though now retired he still contributes regular gardening features for a number of magazines . He also runs a horticultural photographic library.