Thalassa Cruso, 'Making Things Grow: A Practical Guide for the Indoor Gardener,' A Borzoi Book, published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York. First published in September 1969. This copy is the eighth printing of November, 1972. Illustrations by Grambs Miller.
Making Things Grow: A Practical Guide for the Indoor Gardener is a 257 page hardcover measuring 9 1/4" x 6 1/4". The dust jacket has two closed tears along the top and borrom edges, some staining along the bottom of the spine, and general shelf wear. Inside, the cloth bound hardcover has some sun fading and the spine is bumped. The name of the previous owner is stamped on the back endpages but the remained of the book is in good condition, with solid binding and clean pages.
Here, at last, for everyone who has ever wanted to grow beautiful houseplants is a book that dispels forever the tiresome myth of the green thumb and shows you exactly what to do--winter summer, spring, and fall--to make your potted plants, window boxes, and hanging plants flourish and give delight.
Thalassa Cruso, the famous "plant lady" of educational television, has put into this book the straightforward, down-to-earth approach to plants that has won an adoring audience across the country for her weekly "Making Things Grow" programs.
Her highly personal, intensely practical guide starts with basic care--and she gives you the why behind every what-to-do so clearly that you begin to have a feel for the way plants work and what they need from you. She tells:
Leafy plants, flowering plants, herbs, exotic plants for the adventurous, even "neglectable plants" for the indoor gardener who has no time at all--there is something here for every plant lover.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 69-17238