various illustrated houseplants

Houseplants & How to Grow Them

by Parker T. Barnes Author

This guide to growing your own houseplants and decorating your living space touches on popular plants and the simplest and most effective ways to nurture them. Author Parker T. Barnes writes effusively about how the sight of houseplants fills him with joy, and rambles on about Dutch bulbs and Cape bulbs and the lighting and moisture conditions to cultivate them. Originally published in 1909, with advice on everything from how to construct planters, to maintaining a healthy temperature, to reviving ailing plants, Barnes' little book is comprehensive. Readers will enjoy the somewhat dated style of the writing, as well as the timeless quality of the suggestions Barnes makes for turning your home into a verdant paradise.

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