Author: Rose Ray
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Release Date: 2016-11-08
House of Plants is a guide to how to love and care for your succulents, cacti and air plants. These plants are practical, hardy and perfect for urban living - and this book is a comprehensive companion, showing you how to care for these plants, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home.
Die Welt verstehen, ohne einen Fuß vor die Tür zu setzen Was bleibt nach der „Geschichte von fast allem“ eigentlich noch zu schreiben? Die Geschichte von fast allem anderen, natürlich. Bill Bryson hat sich daher in seinen vier Wänden umgesehen und sich gefragt: Warum leben wir eigentlich, wie wir leben? Warum nutzen wir ausgerechnet Salz und Pfeffer, und weshalb hat unsere Gabel vier Zinken? Aber es bleibt nicht bei Geschichten von Bett, Sofa und Küchenherd. Die Geschichte des Heims ist auch immer eine der großen Entdeckungen und Abenteuer. Ohne die Weltausstellung in London hätte man vermutlich das Wasserklosett nicht so schnell zu schätzen gelernt. Und ohne die großen Entdecker müssten wir wohl ohne Kaffee, Tee oder Kakao auskommen. Bill Bryson zeigt uns unser Heim, wie wir es noch nie gesehen haben. Und wir verstehen ein wenig mehr, warum es so ist, wie es ist.
Recently described as the more stylish cousin of the indoor houseplant, plant terrariums have seen a huge revival in recent years with many being featured on Home and Garden Shows as well as in design magazines. While they are rather easy to assemble there are a definitely a few things you need to know before you start building your own. This book will explain what plants work and what plants don’t as well as how to create your own terrarium in a simple but very creative step by step process. It even includes an instructional video, a shopping list and not to mention helpful tips on how to take care of your terrarium plants. You’ll be able to show your friends and family the designer in you as well as your green thumb while enjoying your terrarium for many years to come.
Author: Sophie Lee
Publisher: Hardie Grant
Release Date: 2017-06-06
A one-stop shop for creating a beautiful botanical living space on a budget. Houseplants offer the perfect solution to the urban dweller lacking in space – indoor and outdoor. They are an easy and exciting way to transform the look and feel of your home. As well as improving air quality—necessary when living in a busy smog-filled city—caring for plants is the perfect way to relax and destress, improving your quality of life. Living With Plants will teach you how to create bespoke beautiful botanics for your home or even your office. Offering over 30 innovative projects, you will be guided on the different ways you can green-up your living space. Each project can be adapted to use equipment you already have at home, as well as teaching you ways you can upcycle your own pots, containers, plant stands, and wall hangings. It covers all the basics from soil propagation, watering, pruning, and cutting, to useful tips and tricks on how to revive and maintain your plants. Discover which plant is best for which room as well as inspiring ways you can dress up your home for a celebration or party.
Author: Ian Drummond
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Get a little greenery in your life with this beautiful, practical guide to decorating with houseplants. At Home with Plants helps you select, plant, and display an array of easy-to-source, easy-to-care-for botanicals. Includes stylish projects—such as terrariums and hanging planters—as well as a special section of design ideas for each room of the house, plus the best plants for each space. Houseplants are hot, and creative interior planting is becoming increasingly easy to achieve. Indoor gardening is not just about growing a plant, but about using it as an accessory to boost your home’s style and mood. In this inspirational book, interior landscape designer and Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner Ian Drummond pairs up with interiors writer Kara O’Reilly to show you how to transform your home with plants, offering up more than 250 gorgeous aspirational images and ideas for each space in the house. These plant-design experts will walk you through the steps to create your indoor oasis with chapters on: THE PRACTICALITIES: Health Benefits, Cleaning the Air, Houseplants & Allergies PLANT FAMILIES: Bold, Edible, Flowers & Fragrance, Tough & Tolerant, The Indestructibles CONTAINERS: Potential Planters, Container Materials, Return of the Terrarium DESIGN WITH PLANTS: Where to Start, Scale & Contrast, Symmetry & Repetition, Alternative Displays RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT ROOM: Living Spaces, Kitchens & Eating Spaces, Sleeping Spaces, Bathing Spaces, Children’s Spaces, Working Spaces, Connecting Spaces THE BASICS: Light, When & How to Water, Plant Care, Plant Doctor
DIVNo green thumb? No problem!/divDIV /divDIVSucculents are the ultimate low-care plants, able to withstand erratic rainfall, poor soil, and outright neglect—they almost never need pruning, watering, feeding, or fussing over. That, along with their astounding range of colors and forms, makes them ideal for those who want an attractive yet low-maintenance container planting or landscape view. In Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents, a book made for the gardener and non-gardener alike, you’ll find information and design inspiration for adding these plants to your interior and exterior spaces. Authors Sharon Asakawa and John Bagnasco, with well over half a century of gardening experience between them, offer expert tips for selection, planting, and care, then show you how to beautifully incorporate cacti and succulents into your particular environment. More than twenty step-by-step how-to projects are paired with gorgeous photographic demonstrations, teaching you how to make your own terrariums, dish gardens, living “paintings,” xerispheres, bouquets and centerpieces, hair ornaments, natural walkways, birdhouse roofs, picture frames, seasonal arrangements, and more. Just when you’d given up, Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents comes to the rescue as your comprehensive guide to the plants that can survive in some of the least nurturing environments on Earth—even if that happens to include your house./div
Indoor hanging baskets? Who needs them! Learn all about the Japanese art of creating pot-less suspended plants, known as kokedama, from New Zealand hanging plant extraordinaire and botanist, Coraleigh Parker. Coraleigh's moss ball creations, featuring orchids, air plants, cacti, succulents, flowering bulbs, tropical plants and even small trees and herbs, are suspended in mid-air and supported by nothing more than a series of strings, intricately wrapped, cocoon style, around a root ball. Kokedamas are very simple to make and have a magical quality; by suspending them in the air with string, with Coraleigh’s help and 25 easy-to-follow projects, you can create a hanging garden inside your home in no time. Decorating with indoor plants has never been more popular and, following on from terrariums, concrete pot planting and the obsession with fern, cacti and succulents, contemporary kokedama is the next trend that’s spreading fast. Kokedama is the ultimate botanical trend as it offers everything through a single, versatile and inexpensive craft: you can turn any of your favourite plants into a kokedama “on a string”!
Author: KAY MAGUIRE
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Release Date: 2019-04-16
Which are delicate and which indestructable? - We show how to find the right home for your plants and the right plants for your home. KEW GROWING HOUSE PLANTS is a beautifully illustrated giftable gardening reference book, combining exquisite botanical illustrations with practical indoor projects. Readers can discover over 70 life-changing plants and 12 home-transforming projects. Each project is described and illustrated with step-by-step photographs. Starting from the premise that we want to show how to grow the right plant in the right place, we demonstrate the benefits of all common house plants and how to care and curate them in the home. Includes cacti, succulents, bromeliads including air plants, foliage house plants, flowering house plants, house plants for scent and air freshening.
Whether you live in an apartment, are chained to an office desk, or just want to be surrounded by green, living things, creating terrariums is a delightful way to combine the worlds of home decor and gardening. Colletti makes designing your very own interior gardens easy, and gives you all of the information you need on the "it" plants of today: tillandsias (air plants), orchids, mosses, cacti, and succulents, along with "traditional" terrarium ferns.
Author: Barbara J. Euser
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
Release Date: 2005
San Francisco Bay Area gardeners know that the region has its own unique rewards and challenges. The mild weather is ideal for year-round gardening, but chilly fogs, frequent droughts, heavy clay soil, and a host of microclimates can vex even the greenest of thumbs. Written by local master gardeners, this collection of articles addresses the subject of Bay Area gardening in a no-nonsense manner that places an emphasis on environmentally friendly solutions. The book covers important issues ranging from garden design and landscaping to improving soil and managing garden pests with minimal toxic chemicals. Topics include fire safe landscaping; planting under oaks and redwoods; drought tolerant plants; gardening for butterflies and songbirds; as well as individual garden species, including ferns, heucheras, fuchsias, and California native bulbs.