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
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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.

Eine kurze Geschichte der alltäglichen Dinge


Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641090970
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
View: 1343
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Die Welt verstehen, ohne einen Fuß vor die Tür zu setzen Was bleibt nach der „Geschichte von fast allem“ eigentlich noch zu schreiben? Die Geschichte von fast allem anderen, natürlich. Bill Bryson hat sich daher in seinen vier Wänden umgesehen und sich gefragt: Warum leben wir eigentlich, wie wir leben? Warum nutzen wir ausgerechnet Salz und Pfeffer, und weshalb hat unsere Gabel vier Zinken? Aber es bleibt nicht bei Geschichten von Bett, Sofa und Küchenherd. Die Geschichte des Heims ist auch immer eine der großen Entdeckungen und Abenteuer. Ohne die Weltausstellung in London hätte man vermutlich das Wasserklosett nicht so schnell zu schätzen gelernt. Und ohne die großen Entdecker müssten wir wohl ohne Kaffee, Tee oder Kakao auskommen. Bill Bryson zeigt uns unser Heim, wie wir es noch nie gesehen haben. Und wir verstehen ein wenig mehr, warum es so ist, wie es ist.

Living with Plants

A Guide to Indoor Gardening
Author: Sophie Lee
Publisher: Hardie Grant
ISBN: 9781784880965
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
View: 7488
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A one-stop shop for creating a beautiful botanical living space on a budget. Houseplants offer the perfect solution to the urban dweller lacking in space – indoor and outdoor. They are an easy and exciting way to transform the look and feel of your home. As well as improving air quality—necessary when living in a busy smog-filled city—caring for plants is the perfect way to relax and destress, improving your quality of life. Living With Plants will teach you how to create bespoke beautiful botanics for your home or even your office. Offering over 30 innovative projects, you will be guided on the different ways you can green-up your living space. Each project can be adapted to use equipment you already have at home, as well as teaching you ways you can upcycle your own pots, containers, plant stands, and wall hangings. It covers all the basics from soil propagation, watering, pruning, and cutting, to useful tips and tricks on how to revive and maintain your plants. Discover which plant is best for which room as well as inspiring ways you can dress up your home for a celebration or party.

Der englische Gärtner

Leben und Arbeiten im Garten
Author: Robin Lane Fox
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608110224
Category: Nature
Page: 450
View: 5365
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Mit Esprit, Witz und Weisheit entfaltet der passionierte Gärtner und berühmte langjährige Gartenkolumnist der »Financial Times« sein einzigartiges Wissen um Pflanzen, berühmte Gärten und die erfüllende Tätigkeit des Gärtners. Dieses Buch ist weit mehr als ein Ratgeber: ein fantastisches tiefgründiges Lesevergnügen für nachdenkliche Gärtner. Robin Lane Fox, passionierter Gärtner und berühmter Gartenschriftsteller, lässt uns Leser eintauchen in britische Gartentradition, vergessenes Wissen über Pflanzen und geniale Gärtner. Anschaulich, elegant und sachkundig beschreibt er die Gärten, die er weltweit besucht hat, von der Normandie bis in die Ukraine, und lässt uns teilhaben an einer unvergleichlichen gärtnerischen Neugier und Weisheit. Denn für den Autor sind Gärten menschliche Schöpfungen, die vom persönlichen Charakter der Gärtner ebenso geprägt sind wie von Kunst, Geschichte, Politik und Wissenschaft. Wie so viele kluge Gärtner bekennt er sich nachdrücklich zu einem »gedankenvollen, aufmerksamen« Gärtnern. Er kennt die Ursprünge der einzelnen Pflanzen und pflanzt sie an Orten, die ihren eigenen Bedürfnissen und denen der Menschen entsprechen. Und zugleich erinnert er daran, wie machtvoll Literatur und Kunst unsere Wahrnehmung und Erfahrungen in unseren eigenen Gärten vertiefen können. Eine abwechslungsreiche, höchst unterhaltsam-kultivierte Reise durch das Gartenjahr. »Robin Lane Fox ist einer der besten Gartenschriftsteller.« Telegraph »Dies ist Gartenliteratur vom Feinsten.« Gregory Long, Präsident des New York Botanical Garden

Japanische Zen-Gärten

Wege zur Kontemplation
Author: Yoko Kawaguchi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783421039309
Category:
Page: 208
View: 4213
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At Home with Plants


Author: Ian Drummond,Kara O'Reilly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681882817
Category: Design
Page: 176
View: 3327
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Get a little greenery in your life with this beautiful, practical guide to decorating with houseplants. At Home with Plants helps you select, plant, and display an array of easy-to-source, easy-to-care-for botanicals. Includes stylish projects—such as terrariums and hanging planters—as well as a special section of design ideas for each room of the house, plus the best plants for each space. Houseplants are hot, and creative interior planting is becoming increasingly easy to achieve. Indoor gardening is not just about growing a plant, but about using it as an accessory to boost your home’s style and mood. In this inspirational book, interior landscape designer and Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner Ian Drummond pairs up with interiors writer Kara O’Reilly to show you how to transform your home with plants, offering up more than 250 gorgeous aspirational images and ideas for each space in the house. These plant-design experts will walk you through the steps to create your indoor oasis with chapters on: THE PRACTICALITIES: Health Benefits, Cleaning the Air, Houseplants & Allergies PLANT FAMILIES: Bold, Edible, Flowers & Fragrance, Tough & Tolerant, The Indestructibles CONTAINERS: Potential Planters, Container Materials, Return of the Terrarium DESIGN WITH PLANTS: Where to Start, Scale & Contrast, Symmetry & Repetition, Alternative Displays RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT ROOM: Living Spaces, Kitchens & Eating Spaces, Sleeping Spaces, Bathing Spaces, Children’s Spaces, Working Spaces, Connecting Spaces THE BASICS: Light, When & How to Water, Plant Care, Plant Doctor

Hanging Kokedama

Creating Potless Plants for the Home
Author: Coraleigh Parker
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
ISBN: 1911127837
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 7531
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Indoor hanging baskets? Who needs them! Learn all about the Japanese art of creating pot-less suspended plants, known as kokedama, from New Zealand hanging plant extraordinaire and botanist, Coraleigh Parker. Coraleigh's moss ball creations, featuring orchids, air plants, cacti, succulents, flowering bulbs, tropical plants and even small trees and herbs, are suspended in mid-air and supported by nothing more than a series of strings, intricately wrapped, cocoon style, around a root ball. Kokedamas are very simple to make and have a magical quality; by suspending them in the air with string, with Coraleigh’s help and 25 easy-to-follow projects, you can create a hanging garden inside your home in no time. Decorating with indoor plants has never been more popular and, following on from terrariums, concrete pot planting and the obsession with fern, cacti and succulents, contemporary kokedama is the next trend that’s spreading fast. Kokedama is the ultimate botanical trend as it offers everything through a single, versatile and inexpensive craft: you can turn any of your favourite plants into a kokedama “on a string”!

Houseplants For Dummies


Author: Larry Hodgson,National Gardening Association
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764551024
Category: Gardening
Page: 392
View: 9873
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Looking to bring some outside greenery indoors? Maybe you alreadyhave an indoor garden and are looking to create a botanicaljungle. Whatever the case may be, houseplants are an idealinexpensive way to beautify your dwelling. You’ll be rewardedwith purer air and you’re sure to enjoy watching your plantsprout, climb, and even flower. Of course, before you start working on crafting a greenhouse,you need to know what kinds of plants you can grown in your homeand which plants are best suited to your taste and style.Houseplants For Dummies introduces dozens of differentfoliage plants, flowering plants, cacti, and exotic varieties. Yourgreen thumb is sure to get even greener once you’ve readabout: Houseplant basics Identifying indoor microclimates Indoor plant “biographies” Differentiating between direct, indirect, and low light Watering needs Rules of fertilizing Temperature and growing cycles Houseplants For Dummies is packed with houseplant growingtechniques, tips, tricks, and even goes the extra mile with achapter devoted to the various ways you can display houseplants ifyou’re looking for some bragging rights! Whether you’renew to the world of houseplant basics or you’re a seasonedgardener, you’ll get the “inside dirt” on topicssuch as: Various potting soil mixes Preparing plants for indoor life Cleaning, pruning, and staking Propagating houseplants Dealing with pests and diseases Building your own controlled climate And much more The material is arranged into six clear and helpful sections:houseplant basics, houseplant profiles, growing essentials, pottedplant maintenance, houseplant settings, and valuableideas – each section helping you create your ownindoor forest. Even if you’re convinced you have ablack thumb, Houseplants For Dummies will have youliving among the green in no time!

Environmental Biology of Agaves and Cacti


Author: Park S. Nobel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521543347
Category: Science
Page: 284
View: 4855
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A comprehensive review of these two interesting and economically important desert succulents.

How To... Air Plant and Succulent Terrariums

2nd edition
Author: Nicole Almeida
Publisher: Hauser Publishing
ISBN: 1939534119
Category: Gardening
Page: N.A
View: 535
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Recently described as the more stylish cousin of the indoor houseplant, plant terrariums have seen a huge revival in recent years with many being featured on Home and Garden Shows as well as in design magazines. While they are rather easy to assemble there are a definitely a few things you need to know before you start building your own. This book will explain what plants work and what plants don’t as well as how to create your own terrarium in a simple but very creative step by step process. It even includes an instructional video, a shopping list and not to mention helpful tips on how to take care of your terrarium plants. You’ll be able to show your friends and family the designer in you as well as your green thumb while enjoying your terrarium for many years to come.

Cheap And Easytm Houseplants

Indoor Gardening for Everyone.
Author: Bernice Boughner
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595400175
Category: Gardening
Page: 123
View: 8700
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So you want to decorate every nook and cranny in every room of your home with foliage or flowers. Maybe you just want to take care of the dish garden, African violet, or green, leafy thing that used to have flowers. You got a plant for your anniversary, for Mother's Day or from the funeral and don't know what to do with it. I can help. Can you think of any other activity you can do, in any weather, twelve months a year, at any age, regardless of physical limitation, whether you live alone or with someone? Can you name any other living thing that has been proven, both medically and scientifically, to enhance your surroundings, decrease blood pressure and stress, while cleaning the very air you breathe? Whether you want to recreate the Puerto Rican rainforest in your living room or just add a few accents to spice up your decor, houseplants can do it all. You could move your teenager to the garage so you can use his bedroom as a greenhouse, and that might not be a bad idea. Transforming the second bathroom into your very own seed-starting hothouse is probably out of the question, but adding bloomin' color to the dining room table or a topiary to the buffet is a great first step that can lead to who knows where. You say you've always wanted an orchid? You'll find that they are not as difficult and mysterious as you thought. Yes, even you can raise an orchid! So how can houseplants create this wonderful environment in your home? It is both cheap and easy. You just need to know how, and that is what this book is all about."

Terrariums - Gardens Under Glass

Designing, Creating, and Planting Modern Indoor Gardens
Author: Maria Colletti
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1591866332
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
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Whether you live in an apartment, are chained to an office desk, or just want to be surrounded by green, living things, creating terrariums is a delightful way to combine the worlds of home decor and gardening. Colletti makes designing your very own interior gardens easy, and gives you all of the information you need on the "it" plants of today: tillandsias (air plants), orchids, mosses, cacti, and succulents, along with "traditional" terrarium ferns.

Magic Cleaning 2

Wie Wohnung und Seele aufgeräumt bleiben
Author: Marie Kondo
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644531013
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
View: 9243
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Das TIME Magazine zählt Marie Kondo zu den 100 einflussreichsten Menschen auf der Welt! In ihrem zweiten Bestseller gibt Marie Kondo, weltweit erfolgreiche Aufräumexpertin, auf klare wie charmante Weise Ratschläge, wie unsere Wohnung aufgeräumt und die Seele im Gleichgewicht bleibt. Detaillierte und illustrierte Beispiele vom optimalen Zusammenlegen der Kleidung bis zum Ordnunghalten in der Küche zeigen uns einen Alltag inmitten von Dingen, die uns guttun. Außerdem bekommt der Leser Hinweise, was man bei Rückfällen tun kann, wie man «schlampige» Familienmitglieder motiviert und wie aus unserer Wohnung mit einfachen Mitteln eine Wohlfühloase wird. Leben mit den Dingen, die man liebt. «Marie Kondo motiviert zum Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos – und macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen.» Für Sie

Air Plants

Epiphytes and Aerial Gardens
Author: David H. Benzing
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 080146434X
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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Often growing far above the ground, "air plants" (or epiphytes) defy many of our common perceptions about plants. The majority use their roots only for attachment in the crowns of larger, usually woody plants-or to objects such as rocks and buildings-and derive moisture and nutrients from the atmosphere and by collecting falling debris. Only the mistletoes are true parasites. Epiphytes are not anomalies and there are approximately 28,000 species-about 10 percent of the higher or vascular plants-that grow this way. Many popular houseplants, including numerous aroids, bromeliads, ferns, and orchids, rank among the most familiar examples. In Air Plants, David H. Benzing takes a reader on a tour of the many taxonomic groups to which the epiphytes belong and explains in nontechnical language the anatomical and physiological adaptations that allow these plants to conserve water, thrive without the benefit of soil, and engage in unusual relationships with animals such as frogs and ants. Benzing's comprehensive account covers topics including ecology, evolution, photosynthesis and water relations, mineral nutrition, reproduction, and the nature of the forest canopy as habitat for the free-living and parasitic epiphytes. It also pays special attention to important phenomena such as adaptive trade-offs and leaf economics. Drawing on the author's deep experience with epiphytes and the latest scientific research, this book is accessible to readers unfamiliar with technical botany; it features a lavish illustration program, references, a glossary, and tables.

Das grosse Buch der Selbstversorgung


Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831018222
Category:
Page: 256
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Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.

Last Child in the Woods

Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848877498
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 300
View: 3972
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This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

The Farmers' Cabinet, and American Herd-book

Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture, and Rural and Domestic Affairs ...
Author: Francis S. Wiggins,James Pedder,Josiah Tatum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
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