The Complete Guide To Growing Windowsill Plants

Author: Donna Marie Murphy
Editor: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383460
Size: 16,90 MB
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A windowsill is among the best possible places to put a plant âe" it provides ample sunlight, brightens the look of your home from the outside, and adds what amounts to a filter to the air coming in and out of your home. In winter, they can add a touch of color to an otherwise drab view, and in summer they thrive. But, not every plant grows well in these conditions âe" with as many as 40 percent of most houseplants according to Garden Guides not needing nearly that much sunlight. The selection of the right houseplants for your windowsill is a necessary step to ensuring they survive and thrive. This book will guide you through the steps needed to select the perfect plants for your windowsill and cultivate them to both fit in with your space and to survive the conditions, whether inside or outside. You will learn everything you need to know to effectively plant windowsill plants and improve how your home and your windows look to the world outside. You will learn, through a series of detailed charts, which plants are best suited to the cramped space of a windowsill and which ones will only give you problems. You will learn how much light each plant needs and how much water and food they need and whether you need to supplement natural provision of these resources. You will learn how to care for your plants while keeping away pests and animals that may eat the leaves or dig up the dirt. Top experts in gardening have been interviewed and their insights will help you learn what works and what doesnâe(tm)t work for your windowsill plants. From first planting, whether by seed or potted plant, you will have every resource you need to keep your windowsill plants alive and thriving in their new environment with this book. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

The Complete Guide To Keeping Your Houseplants Alive And Thriving

Author: Sandy Baker
Editor: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383495
Size: 16,89 MB
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Houseplants are one of the most enduring members of any household. They provide a much needed addition of color, fresh oxygen, and character to any room. They can add a boost to your mood, improve the quality of air in your home, and help relax you after a long day at wont. But every houseplant needs a different amount of care, including water, food, and sunlight, Some plants, if they get too much light or too little water, will simply die without warning. To combat 1 this, you need a complete guide to keeping your houseplants alive and happy. In this guide, you will learn all of the basics of houseplant care, starting with a thorough explanation and glossary of terms that are used to describe different plants and how they grow. You will learn what makes a houseplant different from other plants and how much water, sunlight, and food each plant needs to truly stay alive. You will read specific sections about many of the common houseplants, sections that contain detailed information about the needs of each specific plant. Top houseplant experts and gardeners have contributed their insight through various interviews to further the knowledge you can gain from this book and to help you overcome particularly finicky houseplants. You will learn to find the right plant location in your home, avoid meddlesome pests and pets, and make sure unknown contagions do not interfere with the growth of -your plants. This book, for anyone who has ever wanted to add a little green to their home, is the perfect path to understanding and keeping your favorite houseplants healthy and happy.

The Complete Guide To Growing Vegetables Flowers Fruits And Herbs From Containers

Author: Lizz Shepherd
Editor: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383479
Size: 10,91 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Not everyone has the benefit of a plot of land where they can create a garden. In fact, almost 25% of city homeowners lack the yard space needed to cultivate and grow a decent sized garden (according to Seattle Lawn and Garden) meaning more and more people interested in harvesting flowers, vegetables, and herbs are turning to containers. The options provided by containers are plentiful, from bringing your tomato plants inside during the winter to being able to rearrange them if you are doing construction or playing a game outside. But, getting crops to grow effectively in containers is another matter entirely. This book will provide every potential container gardener with the necessary steps and resources needed to grow their very own crops to thrive in any conditions. From the very outset, you will learn about how vegetables, flowers, and herbs grow naturally charts will provide you with a detailed breakdown of how plants grow and what they need to grow effectively, from root space to water consumption. Companion planting for small spaces will show you how the plants will survive with other plants in the same container and which plants can even be placed in confined spaced and survive. The basics of container planting, including the best single plant containers, two, three, and four plant combinations are provided to help you decide how to lay out your container garden. The top gardeners were contacted and interviewed, providing highly insightful information that guides you through how container potted plants grow and thrive. You will learn the basics of side planted containers and how succulents perform in these closed spaces. The best container plants are listed in order along with the necessary tools they need to survive. The best container sizes, soil types, fertilizer, climate information, and pest prevention methods are all given as well to help round out your container planting. Regardless of your needs or methods, this guide will take you through every step necessary to get your container plants growing and thriving. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advise. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

The Complete Guide To Growing Your Own Fruits And Berries

Author: Karen Szklany Gault
Editor: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383487
Size: 10,85 MB
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Many of the fruits and berries in your refrigerator have roots in countries outside the United States, but some, such as blueberries, are native to the United States and Canada. Those same fruits and berries are exported to your local grocer, but you could be the one doing the growing in your personal garden. Homegrown fruits are most often much healthier than store bought produce, which lack important nutrients. Not only are these foods easy to grow, but also they hold key ingredients that are a vital part of staying healthy and in some cases alive. For example, research has shown that blueberry extracts were proven to reverse the common signs of aging. Other homegrown berries, such as crushed Alpine strawberries, are natural bleaches for stained teeth, liver spots, and skin blemishes. However, many fruits and berries are difficult to grow without the proper soil, weather, and care. The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Berries: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply will lead you through the process of starting your own garden of fresh fruits and berries. This extensive tool will teach you easy step-by-step methods for planting, harvesting and caring for your berry bushes, shrubs, and fruit trees. Author and long-time gardener, Karen Szklany Gault, will direct you through your journey with personal anecdotes and case studies from other gardeners and leading professionals, as she provides easy-to-follow tips for mishaps and harvesting the most perfect, personally grown fruits. This book will completely explain the preparation and maintenance that each fruit or berry requires, from pruning and picking, to preserving a pest-free environment around your plants. Furthermore, Gault provides you with reader-friendly tables of exact measurements for planting conditions, including certain fruits and berries that thrive in particular regions, sunlight exposures, and soil mixtures. From the simplest fruit tree to the most fickle berry bush, this book will be your guide to a vibrant garden for years to come. Top gardening professionals around the country have contributed their own tips and tricks for effective growing of your new fruit trees and berry bushes. We\'ve spent hours compiling this essential information just for you, the at-home gardener. Whether you are just beginning or you are a seasoned gardening veteran, this simple, instructional guide will engage you with fun facts and stories, leaving you ready to get your hands dirty. With this book, any prospective gardener can start enjoying the sweet fruits of their labor.

The Complete Guide To Building Backyard Ponds Fountains And Waterfalls For Homeowners

Author: Melissa Samaroo
Editor: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601385986
Size: 13,18 MB
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Whether you are looking to create a lush outdoor paradise, complete with waterfalls and fish-filled ponds, or you simply want a conservative balcony fountain, this book can show you how to build your own backyard escape no matter your budget.

The Complete Guide To Growing Healing And Medicinal Herbs

Author: Wendy M. Vincent
Editor: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383517
Size: 15,98 MB
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This book will guide you through the step-by-step process of learning about and growing your own healing herbs, starting with the basics of what each herb can do and proceeding to show you everything you need to cultivate them yourself. The first things you will learn in this guide are the basics of all healing herbs, starting with a complete breakdown of the numerous healing herbs known to be easily cultivated in temperate climates. Matching the right herbs to your region, you will then be able to start learning about how herbs grow, as well as what they need, what they need from the soil, water, the weather, and feeding. You will learn which plants grow best together and which style of herbs are going to be best for selling and which are best for personal growing. Experts in the field of healing herbs have provided their insights into issues such as how to harvest the healing herbs best and how to dry or preserve them for use as healing materials. Learn how you can make a number of common treatments for various ailments with your herbs and how you can benefit best from your newfound gardens.

The Complete Guide To Building Your Own Greenhouse

Author: Craig Baird
Editor: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383681
Size: 13,53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A step-by-step guide to building your own greenhouse

How To Write A Query Letter

Author: Donna Murphy
Editor: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 160138405X
Size: 15,61 MB
Format: PDF
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Understanding Orchids

Author: William Cullina
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618263264
Size: 20,56 MB
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A practical handbook for novice and experienced horticulturalists alike provides everything a gardener needs to know about these popular and exotic plants, offering more than two hundred full-color photographs, detailed descriptions, and easy-to-follow care and cultivation instructions for dozens of orchid species.