Written in response to readers' requests, "Houseplants Are
Houseguests" is a collection of the best of In the Pot, Anne
Moore's column which has run for over ten years in the newspapers
of the Seacoast Media Group. In addition to her tips for success at
gardening indoors, the column reflects her own personal approach to
plant care, one of a close and caring relationship -- that gets
The advice she offers is based on her own experience with all of
the plants she writes about, in some cases beginning badly but
ending well. Her tips on how to sow seed, take cuttings, prune and
divide, set bulbs, and prevent diseases come directly from her own
research and experimentation. She frankly shares what works and
what doesn't for her.
The plants described in this book include popular and well-known
houseplants, several associated with major holidays, and a few that
are less well known. Moore writes with reverence for these
individual personalities, with admiration of their beauty and
endurance, and with humor at what is sometimes weird and wild
behavior. Her advice to her readers is simple: "If I can do it, so
can you "
About the Author
Anne Moore is a freelance writer and amateur horticulturist. Her
interest in houseplants and container gardening has provided
subjects for her column, In the Pot, appearing in newspapers and
online, and for numerous magazine articles. Moore is a graduate of
Wellesley College where she did not major in botany, but she has
educated herself about plants through courses offered by the many
horticultural organizations in New England, and by trial and error
in her own indoor and outdoor gardens. She is a member of the
Garden Club of Brookline, a former trustee of the New England Wild
Flower Society, and a member of the Steering Committee of the
Wellesley College Friends of Horticulture. She has been an annual
exhibitor and award winner in the New England Spring Flower Show
sponsored by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. She has homes
in both New Hampshire and Arizona, where she lives with her husband
and plants.Website: www.annemooreplants.com
About the Artist
Rebecca Saunders is an artist and photographer who captures the
colors and textures of the natural world, whether in a greenhouse
or garden, at home or traveling. She has done the line drawings for
this book directly from plants in her own collection and from
photographs she has taken.
"Anne Moore's charming book "Houseplants Are Houseguests" is not
only a plant guide full of useful tips, but also sweetly
philosophical.A Her eleventh commandment, a think of your plants as
people, ' should stand as the guiding principleA for every aspiring
green thumb."-- Julie Moir Messervy, author of "Home Outside: A
Creating the Landscape You Love"
"For more than ten years, readers of 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 a Stones Get a Life.' In
"Houseplants Are Houseguests," Moore once more challenges the
expert and encourages the novice to grow their garden
imaginations."-- Richard Fabrizio, Managing Editor, Seacoast Media
"Anne Moore's advice sounds simple: bring out the best in your
plants by getting to know them as individuals.A 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."-- Kristina N. Jones, Director,
Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
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