The Pocket Encyclopedia of Indoor Plants - Age Nicolaisen - 1974 Edition Seventh Printing
Move over all you verdant shades of green green green houseplants. There's a whole colorful world of gardening joy just waiting to bloom, crawl and climb all over the inside of your space! With the ability to create just as much dynamic interest, visual stimulation, and gardening joy equal to any outdoor paradise, this book is here to bring some wild wonder into your home.
This Pocket Encyclopedia of Indoor Plants was first published in Copenhagen in 1969 by Danish municipal gardener Age Nicolaisen. Based on Europe's long-cultivated talent for creating gorgeous indoor gardens, this book focuses solely on growing a wide variety of flowering potted plants indoors year-round.
In 1970, an American edition was published. The information was altered to suit the majority of U.S. homes that boasted indoor central heating - a situation that presented a different set of challenges when it came to growing plants in a warmer drier environment than that of their European counterparts.
In his guide, Age is candid about what works. Forget the lemons and the oranges and the grapefruit, grow a Chinese Kumquat on your windowsill instead. They'll provide year-round flowers and fruit and require less care than their citrus counterparts. If you have a sunny sill that gets too much sun and bakes the room each day add a potted passion flower plant in front of the window and watch it climb to sunshade heights all the while sporting beautiful purply-blue blooms. Looking for a plant that will flower in low light for eight months out of the year with frilly flowers and a bush-like appearance? Try a Brazilian Brunfelsia Calycina which blooms from February-September, at the least and year-round at the most. Throughout this book, Age offers all sorts of situations and solutions.
No aspect of plant care is left uncovered. Age also explains the ideal growing conditions, light requirements, room temperature highs and lows, and nutrition needs for the soil of each potted plant. Special notes on trimming, propogating and caring for plants year-round are also detailed along with the possibilities of which ones can be moved around between indoors and out depending on the season.
Beautifully illustrated by two award-winning Danish artists, Palle Bregnhoi (1933-2016) and Otto Frello (1924-2015), this book is overflowing with flowers on every page. One of the really great things about this guide in particular is that it not only shows the true colors of each plant and flower but also the ideal shape of what the plant should look like in its pot. If you were looking for something tall and skinny or lush and round or petite and flat, you'll be able to find exactly what you need just by perusing the illustrations. So helpful!
- 1974 edition, seventh printing
- 269 pages
- Colorful illustrations on every page
- Detailed index at back
In lovely vintage condition. There is one small rip in the bottom edge of the dust jacket and some tanning on the top and bottom edge of the coverboard. The interior pages are in gorgeous shape with no spots, notations, or foxing. All pages are intact and the spine is tight.
Measures 7.5" inches (length) x 5.5" inches (width) x .75" inches (thickness) and weighs 13oz.