The world's best-selling author on indoor gardening brings together for the first time the craft of growing house plants and the craft of flower arranging in a single book - The Indoor Plant & Flower Expert. Included in the book are Cut flowers, House plants, Making indoor gardens, Displaying plants, Flower arranging, Orchids and Bonsai.
Featuring an expanded A-to-Z section on plants, a new edition of the best-selling guide to houseplants describes the care requirements of various types of plants, identifies symptoms of problems, and offers advice on potting, propagation, plant care, roomscaping, water and container gardening, and more. Original.
A companion volume to The House Plant Expert, this provides a step-by-step guide to the identification of indoor plants. All the plants are fully described and illustrated, and there are charts designed to help complete beginners.
Fifth edition of this best-selling guide to plants and flowers, updated and revised from the experts at the RHS RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers which is now available in ebook(PDF) format, is an expert guide to planning your dream garden, redesigned to aid navigation and make identifying plants easier than ever. Over 8,000 easy-to-find plants and thousands of photographs will give you all the guidance you need. Each variety is photographed and the new "how to" section tells you all you need to know on cultivation, pruning and care. Plus, use the special plant selector to grow for every possible situation and condition, from sunless walls to sandy soil. The perfect addition to any gardener's bookshelf.
As we grow older, our need to be engaged in interesting activities does not diminish and is vital to our quality of life. How to Make Your Care Home Fun examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices. As well as suggesting a programme of activities for older people in care homes including arts and crafts, role-playing, gardening and cooking, it also takes the stance that 'activity nursing' should be integral to all personal care plans and not simply regarded as an add on to medical care. The author also examines how care homes are run and regulated in the light of recent legislation and considers the services provided by care homes and areas of potential deficiency. The book offers a wide selection of activities that can be used with people of all abilities and have greatly improved quality of life for elderly people in care. Highlighting the value of nursing that caters for an individual's physical, mental and emotional needs, this book is an ideal resource for care home professionals and anyone who is responsible for the well-being of elderly people in care.
Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of 300 Everyday Houseplants
Author: David Squire
Publisher: i5 Publishing LLC
"Grow a garden inside! Houseplants bring life and color to any room, and with the right care you can successfully cultivate everything from succulents and bonsai to foliage, flowers, and fruit. Here is everything you always wanted to know about houseplants packed into one easy-to-use volume. Horticulturist David Squire provides simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming, and pest control. The heart of the book is a well-illustrated plant directory that offers a fresh perspective on more than 300 popular varieties, arranged by houseplant families. Each entry features a color photograph for identification; the plant’s botanical and common names; its height, spread, optimum climate and light; and propagation tips. Other essential information on feeding, watering, and grooming is covered in a handy quick reference icon panel. Inside The Houseplant Handbook: Complete guide to caring for houseplants, written by an expert horticulturist. User-friendly reference, rich in practical advice on every stage of indoor gardening. Explains how to achieve lasting success with flowering and fruiting plants, cacti, succulents, palms, cycads, bulbs, bromeliads, and ferns. Step-by-step instructions on selection, watering, feeding, presentation, repotting, grooming, propagation, and pest control. Comprehensive Plant Directory covers more than 300 species with color identification photos, botanical and common names, and essential advice. Quick reference panels provide each species' required summer and winter temperature and light conditions, its watering and fertilizing needs, and propagation tips. "