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From the Experts:
Julie Moir Messervy, author of Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love
“Anne Moore’s charming book Houseplants are Houseguests is not only a plant guide full of useful tips, but also sweetly philosophical. Her eleventh commandment, ‘think of your plants as people,’ should stand as the guiding principle for every aspiring green thumb.”
Richard Fabrizio, Managing Editor, Seacoast Media Group
“For more than ten years, readers of the Seacoast Media Group newspapers turned to Anne Moore and her In the Pot column for the wisdom of one of the region’s greenest thumbs. Know what lithops are? You will if you read Moore’s ‘Stones Get a Life.’ In Houseplants for Houseguests, Moore once more challenges the expert and encourages the novice to grow their garden imaginations.”
Kristina N. Jones, Director, Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
“Anne Moore’s advice sounds simple: bring out the best in your plants by getting to know them as individuals. What she’s really tempting and guiding us to do in this wonderful book is to become more observant, and to engage with these fascinating organisms we’ve taken under our care. Houseplants are Houseguests becomes a gateway to the world of plants.”
About the Book
Subtitled Tips for Indoor Garden Success, this collection represents the best of In the Pot, my newspaper column which has run for many years. The advice I offer is based on my own personal approach to plant care, one of a close and caring relationship, that gets results.
I am strictly an amateur horticulturist. My tips on how to care for a wide variety of houseplants come directly from my own research and experimentation. How to start plants from seed, take cuttings, prune and divide, set bulbs and prevent diseases all are processes I have learned through trial and error. The plants I have chosen to write about are some of my favorites, including some popular houseplants, some that are less well-known, and several associated with major holidays. I treat them as individual personalities, admire their beauty and endurance, and often am surprised and delighted by their unconventional behavior.
A guiding principle of my writing has been to share what works and doesn’t work for me. “If I can do it, so can you!”
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