• Petal to the Metal: Growing Gorgeous Houseplants

  • Easy-Growing Gardening Series, Book 5
  • By: Melinda R. Cordell
  • Narrated by: Lesley Ann Fogle
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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This book gives you ways to beat insect infestations on your houseplants and tips on preparing plants for winter. Learn how to raise orchids and African violets, how to grow a Christmas cactus the way your grandma did, and how to make poinsettias rebloom. You can learn how to make a dish garden and terrarium. You'll learn the right way to water your houseplants. Plus, hear about ways to fight back against aphids, mealybugs, spider mites on your English ivy, and fungus gnats (when I worked in a greenhouse, they always flew straight at my eyes and I mastered how to kill them in mid-flight).

When insects afflict your houseplants, consult this book. I've worked over 20 years in horticulture, and before then, I was reading all of my grandma's houseplant books and getting plant starts from her, and had two tables of houseplants when I was in junior high and high school. These days I'm raising Phalaenopsis orchids (butterfly orchids) and other fussbudget plants.

I've learned things through long experience. I share them all in this book to make your time with your houseplants fun and easy.

©2017 Melinda R. Cordell (P)2017 Melinda R. Cordell

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useful information slightly repetitive

this book is aimed toward Missouri gardeners for their fall changeover from outdoor to indoor gardening. there is a lot of very useful information regarding pests and problems with house plants and how to solve them. as a confirmed plant killer, this book gave me hope that I can actually succeed in making house plants survive and possibly even thrive.

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