How To Plant a Room: And Grow a Happy Home

Laurence King. Aug. 2022. 112p. ISBN 9780857829061. pap. $16.99. GARDENING
Doane and Harding (How To Raise a Plant and Make It Love You) are the founders of the popular House Plant Club on Instagram. Here, they’ve taken that focus and turned it into a book about decorating rooms with plants. This title takes growing, propagating, and displaying house plants a step further. The text is filled with colorful instructional photos. Chapters cover an array of topics, such as working with water, hanging plants, growing items in glass containers, and living wall art. Once readers assess their own situation by matching the right plants with the right room, these ideas can result in striking indoor gardens, or “planted rooms,” as the authors call it. Basic skills such as propagation, care of plants, types of containers, choosing correct plants, and caring for specimens are also covered.
VERDICT This useful work will appeal to a wide range of indoor gardeners, who are looking to revive or elevate their indoor collection. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are fresh ideas for readers to explore and expand upon, irrespective of the size of their space.
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