The Woman's Day Book of House Plants - Jean Hersey 1965 Edition
Something rather wonderful occurs when the last flaming autumn leaves fall and turn brown when November steals in with quiet tones, and snow flurries dance through gray days. The indoor garden comes into its own. Jean Hersey, 1965
Across 128 pages, The Woman's Day Book of House Plants covers 191 varieties of plants, herbs, and flowers ideally suited for indoor environments. Way beyond just factual information, author Jean Hersey also shares colorful notes about each plant highlighting their distinct appeal, unique characteristics, and individual personalities.
Beautifully illustrated with watercolor art by Harry Marinsky, this book not only acts as a helpful guide when it comes to house plant selection and care but it also acts like your personal style advisor when it comes to displaying your plants in your space. Whether you enjoy just a few pots of greenery here and there or are striving for an indoor garden display packed with a variety of plants, Jean helps you decide what to put where and how they work most beautifully together.
We love this book especially too because it includes a section on kitchen gardening that goes beyond the typical herb garden to include sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, pineapples, lentils and citrus fruits.
Jean was a 20th-century freelance writer and author of many engaging books and articles on gardening and domestic life. She had a long-time career dispensing horticultural advice and information to the midcentury readers of Woman's Day magazine and worked in collaboration with them on several garden-themed books including The Woman's Day Book of Wildflowers published in 1960.
- Originally published in 1963, this is the 1965 edition and contains its original dust jacket
- 128 pages
- Features 191 different types of houseplants
- Beautifully illustrated throughout by Harry Marinsky
- Each plant description includes fun facts, introductory information, and ideal requirements for location, soil, height, watering and special care conditions (if applicable).
In gorgeous vintage condition. Very clean and bright. The dust jacket bears a small rip on the top edge of the front cover. The front endpaper bears some tanning due to age and exposure to non-acid-free papers (most likely a newspaper clipping or two that was once tucked inside).
Measures 9.25"inches (length) x 6.25" inches (width) x .5" inches (thickness) and weighs 13 oz.