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Houseplants for All

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Ideal for a beginner, although so well photographed, it is bound to add to your plant shopping wishlist. I have been growing houseplants for years so while I didn't learn anything new, what I wouldn't have given to have a resource such as this one starting out in the *cough* 90s. Particularly well done is her explanation of light. She spells that out in both illustration and photographs. See the shadow test demonstrated with a monstera leaf. It could not be more clear. I'm giving this one four stars, but if I were a newbie, I'd most likely give it 5 (so I will, because it's earned it.)
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This book is wonderful for both beginner plant-owners as well as people that already have some experience. 
The build-up is very good and logical, starting out with some basic information about different forms of shade/sunlight for example before getting into more of the advanced stuff like the different humidifiers that can be used.

The pictures in this book are beautiful as well and really add value both aesthetic wise as well as being a good source of inspiration for how to decorate your own apartment or house with some greenery. 

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book and know that I'll be using it as a reference guide for years to come! A big thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with a copy!
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This is a very good, all-around houseplant book. While any houseplant parent will find it useful, it's especially good for newbies, or those who are having trouble with some/all of their plants, or fear they have a brown thumb. The text is engaging and easy to follow, and is informative without talking down to the reader. Horst puts a lot of stress on the need for understanding what kind of light your home has before choosing plants, and this would've saved me heartache and money in the past if I'd put more thought into that myself! Humidity levels can be important as well, which is something I hadn't really considered, and she offers useful tips on how to adjust humidity if needed. Maintenance is of course covered, with lots of helpful info on types of pots, soil and watering needs, pruning, fertilizing/feeding, and propagation, plus a chapter on how to recognize and treat problems, and one on pets and plants. The book is filled with gorgeous photographs, either instructional or inspirational, and lists of recommended plants, arranged by their needs (light, humidity, placement, etc). Definitely recommended!

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This is a great little book for anyone who's just starting to grow houseplants.  Explanations about humidity and light are easy to understand, and there are some nice flowcharts to help with deciding what your environment is like.  Lots of photos give plenty of inspiration.  Plant profiles for each type of light setting help to get one started in selecting the correct plants..  While some of the profiles mention whether the plant is toxic to pets, it would be nice if all profiles had a notation about safety for pets.  There is, however, a nice little section near the back of the book about pets and plants.  The book also has a great how-to section that includes all aspects of growing houseplants.  Overall, a great resource!
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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book.  I recently got into houseplants and was looking forward to learning a lot more about them.  I really liked the truth/misconception parts of the book and how to fix your mistakes.
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I've read many books on houseplant care so didn't expect to get new information. But this is one of the most comprehensive books on the subject I've ever read. One thing previous authors didn't care to talk about was humidity but Horst went in depth on this topic and I very much appreciated this. Wonderful images that makes this book worth hanging out on your coffee table, but very detailed. I loved it!
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Being a home gardener, this book is a great help for me... I came to know more plants which can be grown indoors.
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Houseplants for All: A Guide to Becoming a Perfect Plant Parent by Danae Horst, is my first book by this author.  I really learned a lot about house plants, I have really be struggling with keeping my plants alive lately. With all the wonderful information, I am ready to start over.  I highly recommend this book for anyone who has an interest in plants, you won't be disappointed.  
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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I absolutely love the way this book is set up! It’s like plants for Noobs and I’m here for it. It’s not condescending at all just well thought out and simplified. And I adore the pictures. Great for any plant lover at whatever level. Definitely recommend
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Filled with beautiful pictures, this book will inspire any plant lover. Danae Horst provides useful and interesting information on how to work out which plants will be happy in your home. She also gives advice on how to include plants in each room in your house. She includes lots of pictures of the plants with details of  how to take care of them in well set-out lists. For example, she tells you what kind of light the plant likes and how often it needs to be watered.
I haven't got a green thumb at all, but I feel like buying indoor plants already after reading this book! I also like the author's blog.

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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This is a great book for anyone who is just getting into house plants and looking for a basic guide to follow. I thought the pictures and information were very useful. Anyone who already has experience with plants may be disappointed though as the book doesn't delve into any other information such as propagating, or growing herbs inside, etc.
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Awesome read with drop dead gorgeous pictures. I am not good with plants, but I love them. This book gives so many helpful tips about planting, watering, light etc. It has all the essentials to keep your plants happy and healthy. I intend to use the information in this book to the fullest. 

I like that the book is divided into clear sections, and the one about how light and plants work together is very useful. I have not read a book with better information about light than this. This book is great for everyone who wasn’t born with the magic green thumb that makes everything look fabulous without any efforts, or so it seems. With this book everyone else’s thumb can get a bit greener.
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This book is rich with illustration and instructions! It is a beautiful book that discusses the correct way to raise houseplants. It was very approachable for anyone interested in having a house/space that seems alive and vital. Knowing what plants fit in the space and the care required is such an important aspect of raising houseplants. This author wants to dispel the myth of the black thumb once and for all. Will purchase this book for my library.

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I love plants but keeping them alive is another story.   I am slowly learning which plants do better in my house.  When I saw this book I thought it would be good for me to read a book about houseplants.  I have spent so much money on houseplants that do not survive a little knowledge could not hurt.  I have never had a “green thumb” but I am always browsing the plant section of our local grocery enjoying all the plants.   

The book, Houseplants For All has a lot of useful information for properly caring for plants, for example plants need more than just, light and water to survive.  The author, @danaerolynhorst of the book outlines how important humidity, the soil and even the pot you use are to the success of the plant.  The photos of the book are wonderful.  This book is for beginners and anyones who loves plants and needs a little guidance to grow a plant successfully.
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A great book about houseplants, richly illustrated and easy to follow. I liked the explanations and the details for each plant.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
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This a great book to read for the plant enthusiast. It goes fairly in depth into how to judge and maintain light and humidity levels in your home, and tries to answer common misconceptions about plant growing. Aside from the information, I loved just looking at this book! The collection of plants photographed were beautiful and made me extremely jealous more than once. Hoya polyneura just casually hanging from a hanging basket??? I wish!
The plants chosen feel very up to date to what I have seen people interested in. ZZ plants aren't just mentioned, but ZZ raven and zenzi as well, and philodendron selloum is accurately addressed as thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum. All the information feels modern and fresh for 2020.
There is a lot of care to list how these plants can be styled or added to a room's decor, which isn't really my cup of tea, but seemed in depth enough that someone who was interested might find something that would catch their attention. There is a great deal of information on propagation and common problems with caring for houseplants. My ARC didn't have pictures for the nutrient/diseases problem or thrips pages, but I doubt that will be a problem in the finished copy and I have seen enough thrips anyway :) The listed solutions for these problems seemed adequate, but for things like thrips, you might want to google a bit more, as different insecticidal soaps may not penetrate their shells, and they are just the worst.
This book has a bit of something for everyone, but may interest more serious plant collectors. In Ontario, many of the plants mentioned are a bit rare, and can either be harder to find or more expensive, but are definitively highly discussed and sought after. This contains good information for a beginner plant parent, but can definitely hold the attention of a more serious collector.
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Houseplants for All is a tutorial and culture guide to indoor houseplants by Danae Horst. Due out 11th Aug 2020 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, it's 208 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats.

The first thing that struck me about this book is how positive and upbeat and encouraging the author's voice is. It's a really happy book full of healthy vibrant plants. There's a 'you can do it' vibe. The second thing I noticed is how much information is packed into the pages. It's a really information dense book but so well arranged that it doesn't feel like a huge info-dump; the info is accessible and understandable.

The layout is easy to read and follow as well as graphically appealing. The book's well illustrated with lots of relevant color photos. The author covers choosing and siting plants to fit decor needs as well as the culture needs of the plants themselves. There are good illustrations of each of the concepts she introduces (what _is_ indirect light, how can plants be situated to make the most of light without getting burned by having too much of it, what's humidity, how much is enough, what's too much, etc). There are some simple worksheets to help readers figure out in practical terms what they have to work with. The provided room profiles provide some more definite criteria to consider when choosing and siting plants. There is a plant primer with specific species including their botanical and common names, color photos of each plant, culture requirements and habits.

The author has included a good overview of tools and supplies also: choosing pots, drainage, materials, soils (one of the best treatments I've seen in a home/hobby book), potting tutorials, watering, pruning, fertilizing, cleaning, propagation, and troubleshooting problems.

Well written and factual. Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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This book had a beautiful layout and photography. The information didn't really bring anything new to the table for me and didn't have a lot of range in plants. Very good for troubleshooting beginners journey to houseplants.

Thank you to Netgalley for a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Beginning and intermediate indoor gardeners alike will appreciate this guide. Full of information on various plant varieties, "Houseplants For All" also details tips on finding the right light in your home without the use of a light meter, humidity troubleshooting, and pet-safe plants. 

"Houseplants For All" is easy to understand and is perfect for any houseplant enthusiast. I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to read this book!
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This book is so thorough and covers so much information about houseplants.  I highly recommend it to beginners and seasoned plant parents.  Danae talks about the meaning of so many plant terms as well as what types of sunlight different plants need. This book has it all. I think it would be best to have a hard copy versus a  kindle version so it is easier to reference.
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