Never Put a Cactus in the Bathroom: A Room-by-Room Guide to Styling and Caring for Your Houseplants

Tiller Pr. Apr. 2021. 208p. ISBN 9781982165833. $17.99. GARDENING
Houseplants can help purify the air, provide a welcome dash of nature to any room, and make us feel happier. But keeping a houseplant alive is a scary prospect for some. Fortunately, Hinsdale’s charmingly quirky new book is here to help. After a quick introduction to the world of domestic greenery, Hinsdale guides readers through the home room by room, discussing which houseplants work best in each location, and their botanical needs in terms of light, water, and earth (size does matter when it comes to potting a plant). The book includes basic details about more than 70 plants, ranging from succulents to kitchen herbs. Its wonderfully welcoming tone is enhanced by Harris’s cheerful illustrations and Hinsdale’s dry sense of humor.
VERDICT Readers who are ready to embrace the concept of plant parenthood will find this to be a solid introduction to the topic.
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