Category : Book Review

I Wrote a Book!

I Wrote a Book!

I have always dreamed of writing a book, but wondered if it would happen. Last spring, I was asked on Twitter by an acquisition editor for Cool Springs Press if I wanted to write a houseplant book, and the rest is history. Thank you Twitter! (I’ve won quite a few

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Musings on National Indoor Plant Week (and a book give-away)

Musings on National Indoor Plant Week (and a book give-away)

Why do we need houseplants? Why is there a week dedicated to them? Around here, everyday is houseplant day, but for most people, (normal people) it isn’t. So, why is there a need to dedicate an entire week to houseplants (indoor plants)? People need to realize that the air inside

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Its All About Houseplants

Its All About Houseplants

I have to tell you about the new houseplant book I just finished. The Indestructible Houseplant, by Tovah Martin,  is a follow up to her book, The Unexpected Houseplant. (Read my review of that book here.) The plants in this book are all plants that are easy to grow and hard

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The Bohemian Lifestyle

The Bohemian Lifestyle

    I recently finished reading a book called The New Bohemians- Cool and Collected Homes, by Justina Blakeney and I loved it! I think I may have a little of the Bohemian style in me. First, what is a “Bohemian”? I looked it up in the dictionary and according

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Plant By Numbers

Plant By Numbers

Mossy Falls (Steve Asbell)  Most people have at least one or two houseplants plopped here or there in their homes. In his new book , Plant by Numbers, though, Steve Asbell demnstrates  how to put houseplants together to make living arrangements. Think of it as a “container” garden for indoors.

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A Long Overdue Book Review

A Long Overdue Book Review

I have every houseplant book ever printed, I’m pretty sure. My husband IS sure and is also sure the ceiling in our house is going to fall in. Can that happen?….. Anyway, when I saw that a new houseplant book was coming out, I was very excited. Because I work

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The Unexpected Houseplant

The Unexpected Houseplant

I have recently read, for the second time, Tovah Martin’s book, The Unexpected Houseplant. It is a wonderful book! Tovah blurs the indoors and outdoors by using plants we wouldn’t normally think of as houseplants, thus the title. She brings in junipers, cypress, grasses and euphorbia, among other plants. She

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