RHS Practical House Plant Book

RHS Practical House Plant Book : Choose The Best, Display Creatively, Nurture and Care, 175 Plant Profiles

4.19 (275 ratings by Goodreads)
Consultant editor  , By (author)  , By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 6-11 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

Description

Turn your indoors into a green oasis! Learn about 175 house plants and follow step-by-step projects to create an indoor garden.

A plant book perfect for people who live in apartments and enthusiastic gardeners who want to move their gardening expertise inside! Learn how to create an indoor garden that will improve your wellbeing, is good for the environment, and will bring tranquillity to your home.

The RHS Practical House Plant Book shows you how to create a green home - literally. Inside this plant guide you'll find:

- A "Designing with Houseplants" section that reveals key principles for choosing, arranging, and curating your houseplant collection
- More than 175 plant profiles that provide detailed information and care instructions on a wide variety of plants, including ferns, orchids, and succulents
- Unrivalled practical, illustrated information on plant care, propagation, pests and diseases, pruning, and problem-solving
- 12 photographic step-by-step projects offer exciting ideas for using plants to stunning effect in your home and conservatory

Now you can display, nurture, and care for plants even if you do not have garden space! This RHS plant guide profiles the best indoor plants like ferns, bamboo, orchards, cacti, and succulents. It includes information on air-purifying plants to ensure easy breathing in your home. Author and horticulturist Zia Allaway has combined her practical know-how with Fran Brailey - London houseplant shop owner's - design inspiration so that your indoor garden will enhance your home's aesthetic.

You will learn how to care for plants and cultivate various species. Understand repotting, water, compost, draining, pests, diseases, diagnosing sickly plants, and how to create good light and temperature conditions. With over a dozen step-by-step guides and profiles on 175 plants, you will assemble an eye-catching bottle terrarium, craft your macrame hanging planter, or propagate succulents for your friends in no time.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 201 x 242 x 25mm | 940g
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780241317594
  • 28,143

About Zia Allaway

Fran Bailey grew up on a cut flower nursery near York, where her Dutch father Jacob Verhoef encouraged her love of all things horticultural. After studying at the Welsh College Of Horticulture, she moved to London to work as a freelance florist. In 2006 she opened her first flower shop, The Fresh Flower Company, in South London.

Zia Allaway is an author, journalist, and qualified horticulturalist who has written and edited a range of gardening books for the RHS and DK, including the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers. Zia also writes a monthly column on garden design for Homes and Gardens magazine and is a contributor to the Garden Design Journal. She runs a consultancy service from her home in Hertfordshire and offers practical workshops for beginners.

Christopher Young is the horticultural team leader of the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley, the Royal Horticultural Society's flagship garden in Surrey. He is a passionate plantsman with a particular interest in exotics and ferns, and is also a member of the RHS Tender Ornamental Plant Committee.
show more

Rating details

275 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 39% (107)
4 42% (116)
3 17% (48)
2 1% (4)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X