"In recent years the use of palms to decorate both rooms and gardens has dramatically increased, despite the sometimes high cost of purchasing plants and despite losses sustained thought ignorance of their care. Palms for the Home and Garden is therefore a much-needed general reference on the choice, care and management of the many different types of palm now widely available.
For the enthusiast there is a wealth of information, starting with a brief historical survey of palm culture, through chapters on palm botany and propagation, to detailed advice on how to look after plants in very specific environments. Chapters also list those palms most commonly available — each palmdiscussed appearing with an illustration, a description, and notes on its suitability as an indoor or outdoor plant and on particular methods of propagation and care. The book is completed with a chapter listing 40 of the palms sought by collectors throughout the world, with brief notes on each.
Lynette Stewart is a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and has a Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics. SHe has been collecting for her own private palm collection for the past five years and is a keen and active member of the world-wide Palm Society.”