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The Indestructible Houseplant

200 Beautiful Plants that Everyone Can Grow

By Tovah Martin

“Tovah Martin has weeded through the world of indoor plants to find over 200 options tough enough for anyone to grow.”—The American Gardener

Brown thumb? No problem. The Indestructible Houseplant is packed with indoor plants that are tough, beautiful, reliable, and virtually impossible to kill. In addition to plant profiles with concise information on water, light, and blooming times, this gorgeous book includes tips on care, maintenance, and ideas for combining houseplants in eye-catching indoor displays. Follow Martin’s sage advice and you’ll have a thriving urban jungle in no time.

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“Martin's prose is so confident, and the plants so seductively photographed, that I began to fantasize about building a conservatory.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Do you wish you lived in a lush indoor Eden, but are constantly reminded that plants die? There's hope for you: Some houseplants are simply harder to kill than others. Tovah Martin knows this.” —The Huffington Post

“Tovah Martin has weeded through the world of indoor plants to find over 200 options tough enough for anyone to grow. The key to success is Martin’s thorough plant profiles, which include detailed information about the plant, suitable indoor growing conditions, and care for each plant. The friendly, approachable text is accompanied by photographs that will inspire experimentation. Another nice feature is the houseplant care calendar to help keep maintenance on track.” —The American Gardener

“For help in choosing easy-care plants and creating combination plantings, read Tovah Martin’s The Indestructible Houseplants.” —Horticulture

“Tovah Martin has a cure for those of us with black thumbs.” —Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Filled with heaps of sensible advice and wit.” —The Columbian

“Indoor gardeners, rejoice. . . . Martin’s easy-going, informative writing will encourage any indoor gardener, from the purple-thumbed to those with jungles of houseplants.” —Chronicle Herald

“This nearly 300-page book pleasurably accomplishes several things at once: It provides us with the names and cultural requirements of 200 of the easiest and most interesting houseplants; it presents them in a decorative way that thrills and inspires; it outlines in a conversational tone the tips and tricks we’ll need to grow these plants successfully.” —Ottawa Citizen

“This book changes the game of indoor gardening with its eloquent repertoire, excellent resources, and concise direction. Martin’s voice is like a friend’s sharing neighborly advice.” —Design New England 

“You might want to check out The Indestructible Houseplant. . . . For certain this guide will answer all your questions about growing plants indoors.” —Saddlebrook Progress

The Indestructible Houseplant is a very useful book, which is perfect for both new and experienced gardeners alike.” —Pumpkin Beth 

“The Indestructible Houseplant is an exceptional reference book, as well as one you’ll want to read cover to cover for the sheer pleasure of spending time in Tovah Martin’s excellent company.” —The New York Journal of Books

“Finally, really good advice on how to stop killing your houseplants.” Vox
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July 01, 2015