About Me


I am Lisa Eldred Steinkopf. Houseplants are a little bit of an obsession with me. My husband and I live in a jungle and he is  understanding (most of the time) of my need to have plants in every window. He isn’t as understanding when he has to move a plant (or 2 or 3) from the shower before using it. You will find that I’m very sentimental and my love for plants comes from my Grandma Eldred and my Mom. A house is not a home without a green LIVING plant in it. I write articles for Michigan Gardening Magazine and Michigan Gardener Magazine. I present programs to garden clubs, master gardener groups, and have spoken at the Chicago Flower Show.  I hope I can inspire you to try a houseplant. They clean your air, give you oxygen, and lower your blood pressure. What more could you ask for?

14 Responses to "About Me"

  • I have enjoyed your posts and found your pictures of plants wonderful. I myself have been called a
    hospital for sick plants by my friends. What would the world be without plants?

  • I too am a houseplant lover. I have been raising them for about 40 years and currently have about 100. I love anything unusual. I really enjoy the Houseplant Guru!

  • I’m going to enjoy learning much more about keeping houseplants (hopefully much more successfully) from your blog! Thanks for sharing your stories!

  • I’m so glad you found me! Thanks for the ‘follow’. I have been looking for a houseplant blog as I LOVE to have them but I am always learning by trial and error lots of error! You have some wonderful tips and information on your site. Which country do you live in?
    I am excited to be following your site and look forward to reading more.

  • Hey Lisa – the site is looking amazing. I can’t wait to hear more about your new book. I hope folks take a look at your speaking information because you blew me away when I heard you speak up in Novi a few years back. YOU ROCK!

  • Interested in Wholesale Mini Plants. Do you Wholesale in bulk to non profit organizations looking to do a fundraiser.

  • Hi Lisa, this comment isn’t meant to appear here on your blog, but just a handshake. I am excited to find your blog and to share that I too knew Elvin McDonald when he lived here in Houston in the 90’s. I was able to obtain him as a speaker here at the World Federation of Rose Societies in May 2000, and sadly, it was then or perhaps 2-3 years later when I last saw him. Since I haven’t been in touch, I’ve had him on my mind for TWO YEARS worrying if he is well or still on this earth, and so I was elated to see his photos on your blog from last year, yea! I am wondering if you could share his email address, or at minimum send him mine. Thank you so much, and I’m looking forward to reading your blog. 🙂 I’m a Master Gardener and have been a garden club member for 26 years. I love horticulture but our club also requires we do flower arranging so I’ve done that some, but my niche is horticulture and most of my plants are outside (we have low light inside). My husband is a master composter so we are blessed with wonderful flower beds! Have a great day! <3 Ann Nava

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