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Reviews of The House Plant Expert (The Expert Series)

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Green Star: Good! The House Plant Expert (The Expert Series) is a Bookworm 20 book. Green Star: Good!

Author (1): D.G. Hessayon

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: January 1992
Published by: Sterling Publishing
List price: $17.95
ISBN Number: 0903505355



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Positive artfuldodger83 On Apr 21, 2015, artfuldodger83 wrote:

Recently downsized from a detached home to a condo in the city. We have a patio instead of a backyard now but I am determined to keep our home green and beautiful! :)

This book is really helpful and fabulous for people looking to bring a little "green" to their urban spaces--many of the info here will work for patio/balcony gardening as well as "strictly" indoor gardening.

Don't know if I am an expert yet but if I'm not, it's definitely not the books fault!!

Positive JerusalemCherry On Dec 30, 2006, JerusalemCherry wrote:

Wonderful book.. Better than most Houseplant books. This book addressed common houseplants and some uncommon houseplants. Great book to own.. A+

Positive josephBurns On Aug 3, 2005, josephBurns wrote:

This book is specific about not only well known plants but also about cultivars. Often one can not find recent cultivars but this is up to date, 2002.
Its directions for growing plants ; the watering , the light and their enemies are clearly given. Many other books will have big pictures but little text . This is strong on text with small photos.

Positive triviologist On Jul 14, 2005, triviologist wrote:

Best book ever. Be sure to get the revised/updated version.

Positive mhoerneman On Jun 22, 2005, mhoerneman wrote:

i've worked at garden centers for over 8 years. when it comes to house plant books, this one is the best. from secrets of success to the simple care needs, this book can turn any brown thumb green.

Positive Shelly221 On Apr 30, 2005, Shelly221 wrote:

I really enjoy this book, and use it often. This is the first book I reach for when I am in question.
I did find they have Brugmansia listed as Datura.

Positive greenmum On Mar 1, 2005, greenmum wrote:

Of my rather extensively growing gardening library, this has easily become the first book I reach for when it comes to houseplants. It covers almost everything I am interested in. In my opinion, it is the closest thing to the perfect houseplant book out there (that I have come across so far).

Positive donnambr On Feb 6, 2005, donnambr wrote:

If you only wish to own one book on houseplants, this is the one. It is easy to read no matter what your education or if English isn't your first language. It contains comprehensive descriptions of just about any houseplant imaginable, including the latin, old latin names, and common names (English). It also includes advice and tips for lighting, techniques, decor, plant identification, you name it.

Positive shudhave On Apr 12, 2004, shudhave wrote:

I have a copy of this that is at least 10 years old and it is always the first place I look for information. It is clearly written, well illustrated, and has relevant information for beginners and more experienced growers. I have even had good luck finding information on relatively uncommonly found houseplants.

Positive Ramnyc On Apr 3, 2004, Ramnyc wrote:

I have owned an early edition of this book for years. It is easily the best general, plant book ever published. While it concentrates on houseplants, it goes well beyond and includes a thousand plants, problems & solutions, plus other ideas. It is the staple of my extensive plant library. Makes a great gift (and I don't even get anything for writing this :-)

Positive danak On Apr 1, 2004, danak wrote:

I recently bought this book to help me identify and properly take care of my house plants. It is the sole house plant book I own and I have been very happy with it. I've identified all of my plants, and the book also includes propagation tips and troubleshooting the common problems encountered for each type of plant listed. This book comes highly recommended!

Positive gardenmart On Mar 31, 2004, gardenmart wrote:

This is one of the better houseplant books. It is directed towards readers in England, but the advice, the pictures, plant names and thoroughness make it an outstanding addition to your garden book library.

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