The Unexpected Houseplant

The Unexpected Houseplant : 220 Extraordinary Choices for Every Spot in Your Home

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Appeals to fans of new floristry such as Nikki Tibbles' Wild at Heart, The Real Flower Company, and Jane Packer There is growing awareness that houseplants are good for your health This book focuses on modern selections and offers more detailed planting advice than competitor titlesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 186 x 228 x 26mm | 839.14g
  • Timber Press
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • English
  • 171 colour photos
  • 160469243X
  • 9781604692433
  • 52,936

Review quote

-Will boost the confidence of even the most black-thumbed houseplant owner. Martin's can-do enthusiasm is infectious, her creativity inspiring.- --Booklist -An imaginative guide to bringing the delights of the garden indoors.- --Publishers Weekly -All indoor plant hobbyists in every geographic area will enjoy and learn from this book. Its fresh approach deserves a thumbs-up.- --Library Journal -[Martin] has a witty, creative voice that warms her new book.- --Traditional Home -Tovah Martin's newest book is no dry encyclopedic volume: Her personal, engaging writing style is as entertaining as it is informative.- --Country Gardens -As the air gets crisper outside, it's time to rethink what plants can do to enliven our interior spaces. Tips on how to care for ordinary and not-so-ordinary species are revealed, so non-green-thumbers need not fear.- --Design New England -This book engenders so much enthusiasm for indoor flora that you can find yourself outdoors with a shovel in your hand robbing your own garden of plants to bring inside.- --Gardenista -This isn't just another book on houseplants; it's an invitation to adventure.- --Horticulture -Martin writes in a captivatingly personal way...It's Martin's exuberance and deep knowledge that'll keep you reading.- --Seattle Times -Martin's book makes one look very differently at the whole houseplant phenomenon. It isn't so much a practical a challenge to think outside the box when trying to bring the outside inside.- --Daily Hampshire Gazette -As the air gets crisper outside, it's time to rethink what plants can do to enliven our interior spaces. Tips on how to care for ordinary and not-so-ordinary species are revealed, so non-green thumbers need not fear...Refreshing in the world of garden books.- --Philadelphia Inquire -A good book for plant geeks and anyone tired of the same old peace lilies.- --Harrisburg Patriot-News -A smart, stylish book on indoor gardening.- --Pacific Horticultureshow more

Back cover copy

This isn't your grandmother's houseplant book. Renowned expert Tovah Martin thinks it's time we dusted off houseplants, updated their image, and discovered just how exciting, rewarding, current, and crucial plants can be in our experience of home. Picture brilliant spring bulbs by your bed, lush perennials brought in from the garden, quirky succulents in the kitchen, even flowering vines and small trees growing beside your easy chair. You'll learn about all these plants and more, including placement, watering, feeding, grooming, pruning, and troubleshooting. Comprehensive, up-to-the-minute, and engagingly personal, The Unexpected Houseplant is for beginners, practiced green thumbs, and anyone who wants to infuse a bit of green into their decor. So join the indoor-gardening revolution--where plants and people intertwine and live happily ever more

About Tovah Martin

Tovah Martin is a gardener, writer, lecturer and more

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