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.
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.
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”!
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: Ian Drummond
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-04-06
Houseplants are hot, and creative interior planting is becoming increasingly easy to achieve. The new wave of unusual and dramatic indoor plants is as much about décor and statement as greenery. Used aesthetically, as a focal point and sculptural element in interior design, indoor gardening is not just about possessing or growing a plant, but about using it as an accessory combined with other objects to create a particular style and mood. In this much-needed book, Ian and Kara show you how to transform your home with plants and tells you which plants will work best where and how to care for them. From strikingly geometric terrariums to pretty hanging baskets, practical herb pots and colourful window displays, this book is packed full of exciting and gorgeous ideas. Specially commissioned photography by Nick Pope throughout proves that bringing the outdoors in really is the best form of interior design.
Author: D. G. Hessayon
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 1991
"The House Plant Expert is the best-selling book on house plants, with complete coverage of all major types of house plant, with advice on how to keep your plants healthy, how to display your plants, dealing with pests & problems - even how to get more house plants for free. If you keep house plants (and who doesn't) you'll need this book!"
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: Nico Vermeulen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 1999-01
Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, exampla and vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.
Create your dream garden, no matter how small your space - now available in PDF If you've always wanted to grow beautiful plants and tasty fruit and veg, but don't feel you have the space, Small Space Big Ideas can show you how. Whether you have a tiny studio flat or just a bit of balcony space, you can grow a beautiful small garden, from nothing more than a window box, step, staircase, wall, porch or patio. Small Space Big Ideas is full of small garden ideas to inspire you to make creative use of every possible growing space in your home- and find some you never knew existed! 40 step-by-step projects draw on inexpensive upcycling ideas and home-made style with useful techniques for small space gardening, such as installing water systems and outdoor electricity. You'll be guided through how to assess your small garden site and how to cope with growing conditions associated with small gardens. Beautiful projects such as prairie-style balcony planting and exotic hanging baskets will brighten up your home and if you want to be part of the grow-your-own trend there are projects for edibles, such as summer salads from your windowsill and herbs on your staircase. Small Space Big Ideas is perfect for anyone looking to add a little bit of Eden to their patio, balcony garden, hanging baskets, roof garden or vertical garden.
There's more to living with plants than simply bringing a houseplant into your home. Living Decor shows you how to integrate greenery to your space. Living Decor is a manual to introducing the life and beauty of plants into your home in creative ways. Authored by Maria Colletti (Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass) and featuring the photography of Lori Adams, this lovely book makes for an easy read, and makes it fun to create your own arrangements with moss, succulents, air plants and other favorite indoor greenery. And to tie it all together, Living Decor also offers easy help for taking care of your plants and DIY tips. This guide to houseplants guides you through modern trends in filling your space with plants, such as display with macramé, concrete planters, new plant stands for popular botanicals like Fiddle Leaf Figs and Monstera, and also shows what a beautiful, unique and even artistic experience living with plants can be. More than that, you'll find endless ideas for botanical styling from the author herself, as well as a huge network of shopkeepers and interior designers who bring you into their homes to see some remarkable home design that celebrates everything green.