The ultimate indoor gardening book, this guide offers inspiration and instruction for creating vibrant in-home gardens and caring for your houseplants
With plentiful images and a distinctly modern and sophisticated feel, this book imparts both easy-to-follow advice and creative garden-design inspiration. Whether you are looking to pick a statement plant for your living room, create a terrarium centerpiece, or arrange an artful display of air plants, this book will provide the tools you need. You'll be tempted to thumb through it again and again—for both resource and relaxation. The Inspired Houseplant includes:
• Plant Basics: beginner-friendly plant care info
• Plant Guide: profiles of popular indoor plants
• Plant Projects: fun, easy projects with major wow factor (including trending designs like terrariums, air plants, marimo and other underwater gardens, kokedama, mounted staghorn ferns, and edible herbs)
• Plant Style: ways to use plants in interior design for every style from Desert Boho to Midcentury Modern
This book will transform the mind-sets and, by extension, the surroundings of people who worry that their ministrations are murderous to houseplants. Gardener and entrepreneur Stearns, who owns a plant store in greater Seattle, proves the perfect coach for the houseplant-challenged. Her simple 101-style guide discusses the basics of potting, watering, pruning, and feeding, and wisely sticks to the basics, selecting and organizing into groups plants that will reward beginners. Those same neophytes may find challenging a number of the plant projects she offers. Enthusiastic DIY types will have the staple gun needed for the Living Herb Frame; the less well-equipped may want to stick to something simpler, like thumbtacking philodendron vines in graceful patterns on a wall. Beautiful photography of lush, plant-filled spaces convincingly makes Stearns's points. First-time homeowners or new apartment dwellers who long for green but lack confidence in their plant-tending abilities will be greatly helped by this volume.