Hardback book with Dust Jacket by Rob Herwig and Margot Schubert
Translated by Marian Powell
Over 365 pages
First American Edition 1976
Copyright 1974 by Zomer en Keuning Boeken B.V., Wageningen en BLV Verlagsgesellschaft
English translation copyright 1975 by Lutterworth Press
THE ULTIMATE HOUSEPLANT BOOK
The experts' advice on choosing and caring for more than 1,000 houseplants
335 full-color photographs and 100 drawings
A wealth of imaginative and decorative ideas
Easy to use and understand, a joy to browse through
" The Treasury of Houseplants contains everything that any plant lover needs to
know about selecting, growing, and caring for more than 1,000 kinds of popular and exotic
No other book on the subject offers as much practical, professional, and easy-to-follow advice.
Rob Herwig and Margot Schubert, both expert horticulturists, explain houseplant care in such
a thorough, yet straightforward way that even the novice will find this hobby fun and
rewarding right from the start.
The Treasury of Houseplants is also as beautiful as it is informative.
No other houseplants book can match the lavishness and fidelity of its full-color photographs. "
" How to select your houseplants
With the authors' helpful suggestions you'll be able to select the plants best suited to the
light, temperature, and humidity conditions of your house or apartment.
You'll also find a wealth of imaginative and decorative ideas for plant tables, cases,
windows, and terrariums. "
" How to care for your houseplants positioning plants according to light and shade exposures
watering plants (and how to determine the pH factor in your tape water)
adjusting room temperature and humidity
mixing potting composts (and the correct way to repot plants)
controlling pests and diseases "
In nontechnical language and with more than 100 detailed line drawings, the authors describe
the general principles of houseplant care and maintenance in a special section (on green paper)
designed for quick reference.
You'll find rules of thumb as well as precise instructions for:
" Encyclopedic in its coverage
The Treasury of Houseplants is extraordinary in the number of plants it covers and
in the amount of information it gives about each.
Entries are arranged alphabetically, and each is accompanied by a full-color photograph and
details on its natural habitat, appearance, species, and care in your home. "
" Additional features include: a convenient listing of common houseplants by light and temperature requirements
detailed instructions for growing houseplants in soilless cultures (nutrient solutions)
the proper use of fluorescent light
a glossary of commonly used gardening and botanical terms "
" This is an outstanding book that plant lovers will return to time and time again for
information and for inspiration and sheer pleasure as well. "
This book is in very nice condition with some very light fading of the edges of the cover.
The dust jacket, however, is very worn with several tears (some taped) and the inside corner clipped off.
No torn or ripped pages.
The previous owner's name is written on the first blank page.