house plant books

Polly381(5/6)October 17, 2012

Can anyone suggest names of house plant books worth purchasing? I am looking to buy some. I usually just look online for the info I need, but I prefer a book as I get older.

Besides I thought it might be a good topic for beginner gardeners.

So what is your favorite houseplant book?

Thanks

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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

My old favourite is D G Hessayon's House Plant Expert, its a bit dog eared now, needs updating!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 8:10AM
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tifflj(6 Pitts, PA)

Just a note to check second hand stores for the books or even AMAZON. I recently bought the Houseplant Encyclopedia for 8 cents and $4 shipping. Book was in brand new condition.

The House Plant Expert is hard to find. I have found the House Plant Expert 2 on Amazon but not the first one. Let me know if you come across it, I would like to have that one.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 8:27AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

I think the second one is the same as the first but with newer plants, its an improvement. If you have the second theres no point having the first really!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 8:30AM
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Polly381(5/6)

I have been looking on Amazon but wasnt sure which ones are the best. I will let you know Tiff.
thanks

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 8:32AM
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Polly381(5/6)

Do you have paperback or hardcover?

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 8:34AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Me? Paperback. I wasnt aware there was a hardback edition.
I had lots more plant boojs but they got left behind when i moved. I have a little Hamlyn C&S book and just scored two C&S books for free on bookmooch.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 9:00AM
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Polly381(5/6)

Yes they come in hardcover. I dont care for small paperbacks so I was wondering Is it like a magazine size or a small paperback?

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 9:20AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Polly, all the DG Hessayon books are large magazine size paperbacks over here, never seen one in hardback. But yea theyre a decent size.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 9:22AM
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Polly381(5/6)

Ok thanks Larry.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 11:38AM
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