Ms. Soucie obviously loves plants and is quite knowledgeable, and her guide is simple and well-organized although bland. Separate chapters contain detailed instructions for the environment, care and propagation for each of the ten easy-to-grow house plants, ranging from the ubiquitous philodendrons and hard-to-kill grape ivy to cacti and the crassulas. African violets are included because of their popularity, although the author rightly warns that they are not easy to grow. Three introductory chapters provide the novice with helpful information on soil types and containers, general plant care and maintenance and propagation. Final chapters supply clearly written instructions for setting up terrariums, grouping plants and remedies for specific problems. Useful, in view of the increasing popularity of indoor gardening.