The Illustrated Directory of House Plants
A practical guide to the home cultivation of over 500 beautiful plants
Compiled by William Davidson
Lansdowne Press, 1983, [First Edition], ISBN 0701817100, colour photographs and black and white line drawings throughout, photographic endpapers, large format hardback, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners book plate on title page (see photographs)
“For ease of reference the plants are presented in A-Z order of their scientific names, a universal system used and recognised throughout the world. A complete listing of common names and their equivalent scientific names appears at the back of the book.
The text explains in clear, non-technical language how each plant should be grown throughout the year, with full information on watering, feeding, light requirements, recommended pot sizes, soil quality and propagation techniques. Accompanying the text on each plant is a line drawing of a mature specimen. These drawings complement the colour photographs – many taken exclusively for Salamander Books – that reveal the fascinating from of foliage and flowers, often dramatic close-up. In addition to the plant-by-plant texts, there are over 150 practical hints distributed throughout the book to encourage even the most hesitant of beginners to achieve confidence with growing plants in the home and greenhouse.”