The Baby Bio brand followed the Expert books with a colourful and striking appearance, coming in a container shaped like an old fashioned french perfume bottle with a red cap.
Especially to plants, his advice and guidance must have saved many plant lives over the decades.
Whilst working for Pan Britannica, Dr Hessayon formulated his idea to solve this issue by producing a simple plant book which was exactly that. The books that were available did not sell particularly well to the masses and publishers were understandably reluctant to involve themselves with this subject area as a result.
Keeping well away from the spotlight at all times he prefers for the focus to stay on the books rather than him. No bells or whistles, just the plants and how to keep them alive and thriving in our homes. Every single element of his writing and illustrating style was straight forward and stripped down to the rawest form.
Although the company itself was eventually sold, the Baby Bio range is still popular today and is sold by Bayer. The books not only made a huge amount of money, but they literally gave a massive boost to houseplant culture itself.
Can Dr Hessayon be considered a hero? He later gained a PhD in soil ecology before starting work at Pan Britannica Industries as a scientist. Collectively the series have sold well over 50 Million copies, became the best selling gardening books in history and today still take up proud residence in many a bookcase.
They are the best selling gardening books in history and today still take up proud residence in many a bookcase David Gerald Hessayon was born in growing up in Manchester, England, before attending Leeds University where he earned a degree in Botany. Suddenly they were easy, could look constantly beautiful and were therefore invited into homes on mass.
He is also in part responsible for this very website, without him we may not have been so thoroughly entwined into the exciting and sometimes secret world of growing plants.
Hessayon The House Plant Expert "Easy-to-follow advice and information you can trust" is the tagline from the Expert series and the chances of you not ever seeing one of the books from the series is in all honestly pretty slim. This formula was a rip roaring hit and the fact this 90 year old is still producing Expert books today following the same format from over 50 years ago is testament to that.
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The House Plant Expert Book 2 by Dr D G Hessayon. The House Plant Expert has been the indoor gardening bible since its introduction in The House Plant Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world's best-selling gardening author.
Quite simply, the best-selling gardening book in the world. Over a million copies have been sold in the U.S, and nearly 14 million worldwide. According to one reviewer - "after the Bible, the best-selling reference book of all time."4/5(3).
The House Plant Expert David Gerald Hessayon was born in growing up in Manchester, England, before attending Leeds University where he earned a degree in Botany.
He later gained a PhD in soil ecology before starting work at Pan Britannica Industries as a scientist. Later he was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal from the .Download