Urban Botanics

An Indoor Plant Guide for Modern Gardeners

Author: Emma Sibley

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781317607

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 5291

Have trouble keeping house plants alive? Struggling to find your green fingers? Fear not! You can still have a beautiful plant-filled home with this stunning guide to indoor plants. Whether you are looking to cultivate an entire indoor garden, or simply wish to know more about your single cactus, you can be sure to find the right information for you amongst the seventy-five plants in this stylish guide . And the best bit? All the plants are easy to maintain so even the most timid of gardeners can enjoy turning their hand to this green-fingered pastime. Learn how to care for succulents, cacti, flowering and foliage plants even with a full-time job, with this unique gardening guide that is made to fit alongside our modern-day schedules. With endless inspiration to brighten up your home,desk or office, this beautiful book of plants from across the world is a must for lovers of art and design, as well as plants.

Living With Plants

A Guide To Indoor Gardening

Author: Sophie Lee

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 174358492X

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 9099

Urban Jungle

Living and Styling with Plants

Author: Igor Josifovic,Judith de Graaff

Publisher: Callwey

ISBN: 9783766722447

Category:

Page: 176

View: 7279

* Provides all your DIY ideas for styling and tips on how to plant* Inspiration for seasoned plant lovers as well as beginners, providing the total package on the topic of living with plantsUrban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants is a source of inspiration, ideas and a manual for all of those who want to bring more plants into their home.The book guides the reader through different "green" homes in five European countries and shows how beautiful, unique, creative and even artistic living with plants can be. More than that the reader finds endless ideas for styling from the bloggers of the "Urban Jungle Bloggers" community. To complete the topic of indoor plants the book offers easy help for taking care of the plants and DIY tips.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gardener's Desk Reference

Author: Janet Marinelli

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250128242

Category: Gardening

Page: 832

View: 7345

The ultimate gardening reference work compiled by two dozen of the world's leading plant experts under the auspices of one of the world's greatest botanical gardens. Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gardener's Desk Reference is a milestone in garden publishing, the kind of groundbreaking work that appears once in a lifetime. No gardening reference--ever--has combined this scope of information in a single volume. The coverage in most gardening reference books falls into a few standard horticultural categories. The Gardener's Desk Reference unlocks the door to a vast assortment of plant knowledge from around the world. There is enough information in this single volume to serve any plant enthusiast--beginning and professional alike--over a lifetime. For easy use, the wide-ranging material is divided into twenty different sections-- such as: Botany for Gardeners Kitchen Gardening The Horticultural Traveler Weights, Measures, and Conversions The hundreds of indispensable sidebars, graphs, tables, plant lists, maps, and illustrations found throughout the reference make it even more accessible and attractive. To do justice to the continent's breathtaking diversity of climates and plant communities, all plant lists are organized by region, and every recommended species or cultivar has been chosen by an experienced landscaper tested by years of gardening in the area. Never before have gardeners had access to the breadth and quality of information in this authoritative reference.

Plant Society

Create an Indoor Oasis for your Urban Space

Author: Jason Chongue

Publisher: Hardie Grant

ISBN: 9781743793435

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 8741

Plant Society is your 101 guide on how to love and keep indoor plants. Even if you've killed every house plant in the past, plant-cultivator and stylist Jason Chongue will show you that it's really not that difficult. Covering everything from basic plant care and re-potting, to plants suited to pets and propagating, this book will help remove your fear of gardening and inspire you to create you own indoor oasis. It includes profiles of 25 ideal tropical indoor plants, organised from the most low-maintenance species through to the more exotic and labor-intensive plants. On top of this, the book offers styling advice including how to decorate different rooms in your home with plants, as well as suggestions on pots and planters to give your plants more personality. Throughout the book, you'll also find interviews with 'Plant People' from around the world, who provide an insight into their unique relationships with house plants. Indoor gardening really is this simple and fun!

The Little Book of Cacti and Other Succulents

Author: Emma Sibley

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1787130827

Category:

Page: 144

View: 5361

Succulents and cacti make the perfect indoor plant pets. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and resilient to the neglect of even the laziest of gardeners, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. The Little Book of Cacti and Other Succulents features a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of cacti and succulents to own. The entry for each of the 60 plants is accompanied by a photograph and all the essential requirements for that variety in an easy-to-follow breakdown. This includes details on size, growth, spread and flowering, along with any extra tips on care for that specific plant.

Wonder Plants 2

Your Urban Jungle Interior

Author: Irene Schampaert,Judith Baehner

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

ISBN: 9789401449274

Category: House plants in interior decoration

Page: 240

View: 5672

" A luxuriously illustrated coffee-table book, Wonderplants may have significant side effects. The overload of green interior design might have you grow green with envy and scurry off to a nearby garden centre." - ELLE The green interiors trend is here to stay. The sequel to bestselling title Wonderplants, this second volume features even more inspiring ideas for a greener interior. Wonder Plants 2 gathers twenty of the world's best interior designs, each of them urban jungles that will inspires dreams of having an oasis of green at home. The book ends with a plant index and some useful tips and tricks, as well as an overview of new trends, with explanations by interior design experts. AUTHORS: Irene Schampaert works as a graphic designer and has been blogging about design in the broad sense of the word, as well as colours and patterns, decoration and design, typography and photography for years. Judith Baehner is an author, blogger, freelance editor and stylist for just about anything that makes life a little more green. She previously published The Plants Lab. They co-wrote the internationally bestselling Wonderplants. SELLING POINTS: * The sequel to the bestseller Wonderplants: even more inspiring ideas for a greener, plant-filled interior * Reveals the latest plant trends * Features green interiors from all over the world * Includes practical tips and a plant index 250 colour images

Houseplants

The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants

Author: Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866901

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 321

What's the best way to nurture your green thumb when you don't have a yard or space? Houseplants! When you want to raise plants but just don’t have the space, then it’s time to turn to houseplants! Houseplants is the definitive guide to the millions of varieties that houseplants come in, and the different levels of maintenance, care and know-how they all require. Now is your chance to dive into this pleasant, no-yard-required hobby without the questions of which potting mix to try, what the right level of light you’ll need, or how to shift your plants as seasons change. Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green, and healthy. And as you watch them grow, you can stimulate your inner botanist with the included information on each plant’s Latin family, varieties, bloom period, mature height, and other scientific specs.

Rooted in Design

Sprout Home's Guide to Creative Indoor Planting

Author: Tara Heibel,Tassy de Give

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607746980

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 9996

A stylish and full-color guide to creatively integrating indoor plants with home decor from the owners of the popular Sprout Home garden design boutiques. Indoor plants play a large role in the design and feel of a space. Focusing on indoor gardening--from small containers and vertical installations with air plants to unique tabletop creations--Rooted in Design provides readers with the means to create beautiful and long-lasting indoor landscapes. Tara Heibel and Tassy De Give, owners of the successful Sprout Home gardening stores, offer expert advice for choosing plant varieties and pairing them with unique design ideas. Sharing practical tips honed through hundreds of plant design classes, Heibel and DeGive tell readers everything they need to know to care for their one-of-a-kind green creations. From the Hardcover edition.

Happy Houseplants

30 Lovely Varieties to Brighten Up Your Home

Author: Angela Staehling

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452163073

Category: Design

Page: 96

View: 1177

For anyone who has longed for a garden of their own—whether a city dweller or one with less-than-green thumbs—this is a handy little guide to growing and maintaining houseplants. Cheerful and informative, Happy Houseplants will guide any budding indoor botanist through a bevy of topics, from soil and water to light and fertilizer. With beautiful illustrations accompanying 30 different profiles of plants, from the easygoing Air Plant to the striking Zebra Cactus, this nifty book is the perfect gift for anyone looking to bring a piece of the outdoors inside.

How Not to Kill Your Houseplant

Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged

Author: Veronica Peerless

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146546980X

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 5973

Can't keep a houseplant alive, no matter how hard you try and how good your intentions are? This is the book for you. You need this book. Give plants a chance. Help your plant live with survival tips and learn the simple ways not to kill your plants.With over 50 different types of popular houseplants, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant summarizes what type of care your plants do (or don't) need. Be on the lookout for warning signs of a sick plant, from brown spots to crispy leaves, and make sure you take the proper action to rescue your plant. Learn the basics of horticulture, from watering your plant to what kind of soil it should be placed in to how much light it needs every day to if a certain type of plant will thrive in your living space. Find out how to keep a cactus alive, where to hang air plants, and how to repot succulents. Full of helpful tips, pictures, and informational panels, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will turn your home into a beautiful greenhouse of healthy, happy plants.

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

View: 3871

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.

Practical Botany for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored

Author: Geoff Hodge

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022609409X

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 1828

Gardening can be frustratingly shrouded in secrecy. Fickle plants make seemingly spontaneous decisions to bloom or bust, seeds sprout magically in the blink of an eye, and deep-rooted mysteries unfold underground and out of sight. Understanding basic botany is like unlocking a horticultural code; fortunately learning a little science can reveal the secrets of the botanical universe and shed some light on what’s really going on in your garden. Practical Botany for Gardeners provides an elegant and accessible introduction to the world of botany. It presents the essentials that every gardener needs to know, connecting explanations of scientific facts with useful gardening tips. Flip to the roots section and you’ll not only learn how different types of roots support a plant but also find that adding fungi to soil aids growth. The pruning section both defines “lateral buds” and explains how far back on a shoot to cut in order to propagate them. The book breaks down key areas and terminology with easy-to-navigate chapters arranged by theme, such as plant types, plant parts, inner workings, and external factors. “Great Botanists” and “Botany in Action” boxes delve deeper into the fascinating byways of plant science. This multifaceted book also includes two hundred botanical illustrations and basic diagrams that hearken to the classic roots of botany. Part handbook, part reference, Practical Botany for Gardeners is a beautifully captivating read. It’s a must for garden lovers and backyard botanists who want to grow and nurture their own plant knowledge.

On the High Line

Exploring America's Most Original Urban Park

Author: Annik LaFarge,Rick Darke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500291412

Category: Travel

Page: 226

View: 7037

Thirty feet in the air, rebuilt and planted on one-and-a-half miles of abandoned, elevated railroad track snaking through Manhattans West Side, the High Line has turned the dream of escape offered by most urban parks inside out. On the High Line is an engaging, friend-at-your-side guide to everything that a visitor sees when strolling through the park: the innovative gardens and their thousands of plants from around the world; the architecture, both old and new; and a neighbourhood whose lively history includes the Titanic, the Manhattan Project, S&M clubs and the Tenth Avenue Cowboy. This book captures like no other the countless details that make a walk along the High Line such an unforgettable experience.

Green Extraction of Natural Products

Theory and Practice

Author: Farid Chemat,Jochen Strube

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527676813

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 479

Extraction processes are essential steps in numerous industrial applications from perfume over pharmaceutical to fine chemical industry. Nowadays, there are three key aspects in industrial extraction processes: economy and quality, as well as environmental considerations. This book presents a complete picture of current knowledge on green extraction in terms of innovative processes, original methods, alternative solvents and safe products, and provides the necessary theoretical background as well as industrial application examples and environmental impacts. Each chapter is written by experts in the field and the strong focus on green chemistry throughout the book makes this book a unique reference source. This book is intended to be a first step towards a future cooperation in a new extraction of natural products, built to improve both fundamental and green parameters of the techniques and to increase the amount of extracts obtained from renewable resources with a minimum consumption of energy and solvents, and the maximum safety for operators and the environment.

The Russian Five

A Story of Espionage, Defection, Bribery and Courage

Author: Keith Gave

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1947165445

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 1196

When the Detroit Red Wings were rebooting their franchise after more than two decades of relative futility, they knew the best place to find world-class players who could help turn things around more quickly were conscripted servants behind the Iron Curtain. All they had to do then was make history by drafting them, then figure out how to get them out. That’s when the Wings turned to Keith Gave, the newsman whose clandestine mission to Helsinki, Finland, was the first phase of a of a years-long series of secret meetings from posh hotel rooms to remote forests around Europe to orchestrate their unlawful departures from the Soviet Union. One defection created an international incident and made global headlines. Another player faked cancer, thanks to the Wings’ extravagant bribes to Russian doctors, including a big American car. Another player who wasn’t quite ready to leave yet felt like he was being kidnapped by an unscrupulous agent. Two others were outcast when they stood up publicly against the Soviet regime, winning their freedom to play in the NHL only after years of struggle. They are the Russian Five: Sergei Fedorov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Vyacheslav Kozlov and Igor Larionov. Their individual stories read like pulse-pounding spy novels. The story that unfolded after they were brought together in Detroit by the masterful coach Scotty Bowman is unforgettable. This story includes details never before revealed, and by the man who was there every step of the way – from the day Detroit drafted its first two Soviets in 1989 until they raised the Stanley Cup in 1997, then took it to Moscow for a victory lap around Red Square and the Kremlin. The Russian Five did more to bridge Russian and American relations than decades of diplomacy and détente between the White House and the Kremlin. This is their story.

House Jungle

A Guide to Becoming a Successful Indoor Gardener!

Author: Annie Dornan-Smith

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129447

Category: House plants

Page: 104

View: 5556

In this joyful celebration of growing greenery indoors, Annie Dornan-Smith adorns every page with delightful illustrations and hand-lettered text introducing the basics of houseplant selection and care, with an eye to plants that add to home decor.

How to Raise a Plant

(and Make it Love You Back)

Author: Morgan Doane,Erin Harding

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786273024

Category: Gardening

Page: 112

View: 9593

Aimed at a new generation of indoor gardening enthusiasts, this book is a perfect guide for anyone keen to see their plant offspring thrive. Gaining ground on food and pet photos on social media, plants have found popularity in the small home, and are being proclaimed the new stars of Instagram. This beautiful little book is ideal for the novice 'plant parent', providing tips on how to choose plants, where to place them, and above all how to care for them and keep them thriving. Indoor-plant experts and Instagrammers Erin Harding and Morgan Doane bring the subject to life alongside their beautiful photographs of happy plants in the home.