Houseplants

Houseplants
Author: 
Rosemary McCreary and the Editors of Sunset Books
Publisher: 
Menlo Park, Calif.: Sunset Books
Publication Date: 
1999
ISBN: 
0-376-03338-X

paper, 112 p., $12.95.

And now a fifth edition! Houseplants are a very popular subject, but this book is not even close to being the best in the field. It still looks dated (similar to the books in the 1960s when houseplants were so IN), in spite of new, mostly close-up photos. Houseplants are reviewed in alphabetical order in the second half of the book. The first half of the book consists of general information on pots, fertilizer, water, etc. A more useful format would be to include this detailed information under each plant entry. Entries are in narrative format with no quick method to target watering practices or sun requirements, for example. This is a very general reference for present or future owners of houseplants.

— Lee Randhava

Volume: 
1
Number: 
3