House of Plants

Roco's Gude to Living with Succulents, Air Plants and Cacti
Author: Rose Ray,Caro Langton
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711238374
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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House of Plants is a guide to how to love and care for your succulents, cacti and air plants. These plants are practical, hardy and perfect for urban living - and this book is a comprehensive companion, showing you how to care for these plants, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home.

Eine kurze Geschichte der alltäglichen Dinge


Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641090970
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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Die Welt verstehen, ohne einen Fuß vor die Tür zu setzen Was bleibt nach der „Geschichte von fast allem“ eigentlich noch zu schreiben? Die Geschichte von fast allem anderen, natürlich. Bill Bryson hat sich daher in seinen vier Wänden umgesehen und sich gefragt: Warum leben wir eigentlich, wie wir leben? Warum nutzen wir ausgerechnet Salz und Pfeffer, und weshalb hat unsere Gabel vier Zinken? Aber es bleibt nicht bei Geschichten von Bett, Sofa und Küchenherd. Die Geschichte des Heims ist auch immer eine der großen Entdeckungen und Abenteuer. Ohne die Weltausstellung in London hätte man vermutlich das Wasserklosett nicht so schnell zu schätzen gelernt. Und ohne die großen Entdecker müssten wir wohl ohne Kaffee, Tee oder Kakao auskommen. Bill Bryson zeigt uns unser Heim, wie wir es noch nie gesehen haben. Und wir verstehen ein wenig mehr, warum es so ist, wie es ist.

Living with Plants

A Guide to Indoor Gardening
Author: Sophie Lee
Publisher: Hardie Grant
ISBN: 9781784880965
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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A one-stop shop for creating a beautiful botanical living space on a budget. Houseplants offer the perfect solution to the urban dweller lacking in space – indoor and outdoor. They are an easy and exciting way to transform the look and feel of your home. As well as improving air quality—necessary when living in a busy smog-filled city—caring for plants is the perfect way to relax and destress, improving your quality of life. Living With Plants will teach you how to create bespoke beautiful botanics for your home or even your office. Offering over 30 innovative projects, you will be guided on the different ways you can green-up your living space. Each project can be adapted to use equipment you already have at home, as well as teaching you ways you can upcycle your own pots, containers, plant stands, and wall hangings. It covers all the basics from soil propagation, watering, pruning, and cutting, to useful tips and tricks on how to revive and maintain your plants. Discover which plant is best for which room as well as inspiring ways you can dress up your home for a celebration or party.

At Home with Plants


Author: Ian Drummond,Kara O'Reilly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681882817
Category: Design
Page: 176
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Get a little greenery in your life with this beautiful, practical guide to decorating with houseplants. At Home with Plants helps you select, plant, and display an array of easy-to-source, easy-to-care-for botanicals. Includes stylish projects—such as terrariums and hanging planters—as well as a special section of design ideas for each room of the house, plus the best plants for each space. Houseplants are hot, and creative interior planting is becoming increasingly easy to achieve. Indoor gardening is not just about growing a plant, but about using it as an accessory to boost your home’s style and mood. In this inspirational book, interior landscape designer and Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner Ian Drummond pairs up with interiors writer Kara O’Reilly to show you how to transform your home with plants, offering up more than 250 gorgeous aspirational images and ideas for each space in the house. These plant-design experts will walk you through the steps to create your indoor oasis with chapters on: THE PRACTICALITIES: Health Benefits, Cleaning the Air, Houseplants & Allergies PLANT FAMILIES: Bold, Edible, Flowers & Fragrance, Tough & Tolerant, The Indestructibles CONTAINERS: Potential Planters, Container Materials, Return of the Terrarium DESIGN WITH PLANTS: Where to Start, Scale & Contrast, Symmetry & Repetition, Alternative Displays RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT ROOM: Living Spaces, Kitchens & Eating Spaces, Sleeping Spaces, Bathing Spaces, Children’s Spaces, Working Spaces, Connecting Spaces THE BASICS: Light, When & How to Water, Plant Care, Plant Doctor

How To... Air Plant and Succulent Terrariums

2nd edition
Author: Nicole Almeida
Publisher: Hauser Publishing
ISBN: 1939534119
Category: Gardening
Page: N.A
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Recently described as the more stylish cousin of the indoor houseplant, plant terrariums have seen a huge revival in recent years with many being featured on Home and Garden Shows as well as in design magazines. While they are rather easy to assemble there are a definitely a few things you need to know before you start building your own. This book will explain what plants work and what plants don’t as well as how to create your own terrarium in a simple but very creative step by step process. It even includes an instructional video, a shopping list and not to mention helpful tips on how to take care of your terrarium plants. You’ll be able to show your friends and family the designer in you as well as your green thumb while enjoying your terrarium for many years to come.

How Not to Kill Your Houseplant

Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged
Author: Veronica Peerless
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 9781465463302
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
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How Not to Kill Your Houseplant helps you create an oasis of happy, flourishing houseplants.--COVER.

Last Child in the Woods

Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848877498
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 300
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This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

Hanging Kokedama

Creating Potless Plants for the Home
Author: Coraleigh Parker
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
ISBN: 1911127837
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
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Indoor hanging baskets? Who needs them! Learn all about the Japanese art of creating pot-less suspended plants, known as kokedama, from New Zealand hanging plant extraordinaire and botanist, Coraleigh Parker. Coraleigh's moss ball creations, featuring orchids, air plants, cacti, succulents, flowering bulbs, tropical plants and even small trees and herbs, are suspended in mid-air and supported by nothing more than a series of strings, intricately wrapped, cocoon style, around a root ball. Kokedamas are very simple to make and have a magical quality; by suspending them in the air with string, with Coraleigh’s help and 25 easy-to-follow projects, you can create a hanging garden inside your home in no time. Decorating with indoor plants has never been more popular and, following on from terrariums, concrete pot planting and the obsession with fern, cacti and succulents, contemporary kokedama is the next trend that’s spreading fast. Kokedama is the ultimate botanical trend as it offers everything through a single, versatile and inexpensive craft: you can turn any of your favourite plants into a kokedama “on a string”!

Houseplants For Dummies


Author: Larry Hodgson,National Gardening Association
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764551024
Category: Gardening
Page: 392
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Looking to bring some outside greenery indoors? Maybe you alreadyhave an indoor garden and are looking to create a botanicaljungle. Whatever the case may be, houseplants are an idealinexpensive way to beautify your dwelling. You’ll be rewardedwith purer air and you’re sure to enjoy watching your plantsprout, climb, and even flower. Of course, before you start working on crafting a greenhouse,you need to know what kinds of plants you can grown in your homeand which plants are best suited to your taste and style.Houseplants For Dummies introduces dozens of differentfoliage plants, flowering plants, cacti, and exotic varieties. Yourgreen thumb is sure to get even greener once you’ve readabout: Houseplant basics Identifying indoor microclimates Indoor plant “biographies” Differentiating between direct, indirect, and low light Watering needs Rules of fertilizing Temperature and growing cycles Houseplants For Dummies is packed with houseplant growingtechniques, tips, tricks, and even goes the extra mile with achapter devoted to the various ways you can display houseplants ifyou’re looking for some bragging rights! Whether you’renew to the world of houseplant basics or you’re a seasonedgardener, you’ll get the “inside dirt” on topicssuch as: Various potting soil mixes Preparing plants for indoor life Cleaning, pruning, and staking Propagating houseplants Dealing with pests and diseases Building your own controlled climate And much more The material is arranged into six clear and helpful sections:houseplant basics, houseplant profiles, growing essentials, pottedplant maintenance, houseplant settings, and valuableideas – each section helping you create your ownindoor forest. Even if you’re convinced you have ablack thumb, Houseplants For Dummies will have youliving among the green in no time!

The Farmers' Cabinet, and American Herd-book

Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture, and Rural and Domestic Affairs ...
Author: Francis S. Wiggins,James Pedder,Josiah Tatum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
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A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening

Comprehending All the Modern Improvements in the Art; Whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, Or in the Forcing and Managing of Different Sorts of Fruits and Plants, and that of Laying Out, Ornamenting, and Planting, Gardens and Pleasure Grounds: with Correct Engravings ... from Original Drawings by Sydenham Edwards
Author: R. W. Dickson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: N.A
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The Healing Power of Plants

The Hero House Plants that Love You Back
Author: Fran Bailey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473567289
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
View: 425

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Plants make people happy. This gorgeous, modern guide features over 80 indoor plants that will turn your house into a happy, healthy, healing home. Discover plants that will clean the air you breathe, help you get a good night’s sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, help you get well soon, boost your brain power and bring greater joy and wellbeing into your life. From cacti and succulents to ferns and palms; flowering plants and foliage – find the perfect house plants for your living room, bathroom, bedroom and even your workspace. Bring the joy of the outdoors in and harness the natural healing power of plants. Features: Over 80 plants and their wellbeing benefits, A guide to choosing your plants and pots, Essential care instructions (indoor plants are so easy to look after!), and Simple propagation techniques to share your plants with friends

Introductory Horticulture


Author: Carroll Shry,Edward Reiley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113300749X
Category: Science
Page: 768
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INTRODUCTORY HORTICULTURE, EIGHTH EDITION, is a revision of one of the most widely used texts for secondary agriscience programs. With comprehensive content that includes extensive use of full color illustrations, this text addresses a wide scope of horticultural areas. Self-evaluations allow students to learn and retain the fundamentals. Inclusion of information on the latest technology and trends keep students on the cutting edge. Students will benefit from the tips and information on how to find and interview for a job in the industry, as well as how to successfully operate a horticulture business. Introductory Horticulture, while typically taught in the first and second year of a secondary agriscience program, is also a great resource to be utilized throughout the entire agriscience curriculum. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Environmental Biology of Agaves and Cacti


Author: Park S. Nobel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521543347
Category: Science
Page: 284
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A comprehensive review of these two interesting and economically important desert succulents.