At Home with Plants

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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

Excerpt
TOP TEN STAND-ALONE PLANTS

* Beaucarnea recurvata (elephant’s foot)

* Dracaena fragrans (corn plant)

* Fatsia japonica (Japanese aralia)

* Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)

* Ficus lyrata (fiddle-leaf fig)

* Howea forsteriana (Kentia palm)

* Monstera deliciosa (Swiss cheese plant)

* Philodendron scandens (heart-leaf

philodendron)

* Schefflera (umbrella tree)

* Yucca elephantipes (spineless yucca)
Product Details
  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (September 2017)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681882819

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