Indestructible Houseplant

Indestructible Houseplant

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Houseplants are the bane of many homeowners. How can you keep them alive and stop them looking leggy, anaemic and unattractive. In this practical and beautifully photographed book, author, Tovah Martin, author of the Unexpected Houseplant recommends which plants to choose and how to put them together into attractive low-maintenance displays.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 191 x 229 x 20.32mm | 725.75g
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • English
  • colour photographs
  • 1604695013
  • 9781604695014
  • 358,511

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Hundreds of houseplants you can't kill! Tovah Martin, the undisputed Queen of Green, shows that anyone can grow healthy houseplants. It all boils down to a simple set of skills and--here's the crucial part--picking the right plants. These tough but beautiful plants can thrive in less-than-ideal conditions, and they're easy to find. You'll also learn how to pot, repot, water, and fertilize; pick up some great ideas for fun, funky containers; and benefit from Tovah's tips on how to display your plants to perk up a room. So get some indestructible and start your indoor garden. As Tovah promises, "Life will be beautiful."
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Review quote

"Martin's prose is so confident, and the plants so seductively photographed, that I began to fantasize about building a conservatory." --The New York Times Book Review "Do you wish you lived in a lush indoor Eden, but are constantly reminded that plants die? There's hope for you: Some houseplants are simply harder to kill than others. Tovah Martin knows this." --The Huffington Post

"Tovah Martin has weeded through the world of indoor plants to find over 200 options tough enough for anyone to grow. The key to success is Martin's thorough plant profiles, which include detailed information about the plant, suitable indoor growing conditions, and care for each plant. The friendly, approachable text is accompanied by photographs that will inspire experimentation. Another nice feature is the houseplant care calendar to help keep maintenance on track." --The American Gardener

"For help in choosing easy-care plants and creating combination plantings, read Tovah Martin's The Indestructible Houseplants." --Horticulture

"Tovah Martin has a cure for those of us with black thumbs." --Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Filled with heaps of sensible advice and wit." --The Columbian

"Indoor gardeners, rejoice. . . . Martin's easy-going, informative writing will encourage any indoor gardener, from the purple-thumbed to those with jungles of houseplants." --Chronicle Herald

"This nearly 300-page book pleasurably accomplishes several things at once: It provides us with the names and cultural requirements of 200 of the easiest and most interesting houseplants; it presents them in a decorative way that thrills and inspires; it outlines in a conversational tone the tips and tricks we'll need to grow these plants successfully." --Ottawa Citizen

"This book changes the game of indoor gardening with its eloquent repertoire, excellent resources, and concise direction. Martin's voice is like a friend's sharing neighborly advice." --Design New England

"You might want to check out The Indestructible Houseplant. . . . For certain this guide will answer all your questions about growing plants indoors." --Saddlebrook Progress

"The Indestructible Houseplant is a very useful book, which is perfect for both new and experienced gardeners alike." --Pumpkin Beth

"The Indestructible Houseplant is an exceptional reference book, as well as one you'll want to read cover to cover for the sheer pleasure of spending time in Tovah Martin's excellent company." --The New York Journal of Books

"Finally, really good advice on how to stop killing your houseplants." --Vox
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About Tovah Martin

Tovah Martin is a gardener, writer and horticulturalist based in Massachusetts. She is the author of The Unexpected Houseplant.
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