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house plant books

Posted by Polly381 5-6 (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 17, 12 at 7:38

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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RE: house plant books

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


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  • Posted by tifflj 6 Pitts, PA (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 17, 12 at 8:27

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.


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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!


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


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Do you have paperback or hardcover?


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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.


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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?


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


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Ok thanks Larry.


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