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The toughest houseplants

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Published by Bristrol Pub. Enterprises in San Leandro, Calif .
Written in English


  • House plants.,
  • Indoor gardening.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 85) and index.

Statementby Gary M. Spahl ; illustrated by Kathleen Estes.
SeriesIndoor gardening for brown thumbs
ContributionsPatterson-Estes, Kathleen.
LC ClassificationsSB419 .S5875 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination91 p. :
Number of Pages91
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL420720M
ISBN 101558671781
LC Control Number98125186

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