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Living with Plants | Eight Notable Houseplant Books

8 Plant Books to Help You Care for Your Urban Jungle

 

Whether your a plant daddy or have a brown thumb, there is much to know about houseplants beyond their name and if they like bright light or low light. Living with Plants | Eight Notable Houseplant Books provides an overview of recent publications on a variety of plant topics. From basic care instructions, style tips, and plant propagation strategies, to profiles on plant varieties, how to control pests, and choosing the correct soil and fertilizer we have it covered. Our hope is this overview will provide you with a deeper insight into the wild, wild world of plants and why they are so popular. 

For plant lovers, their plants help create a warm and welcoming home that provides an escape from the challenges of our modern world. With a little bit of knowledge and good plant reference guides, anyone can build a plant collection that can help to reduce stress, add a touch of style to your room, absorbing C02 from the air in your home and convert it into oxygen. For most plant people, the weekly task of caring for their plants brings them joy and takes their mind off of the many stresses of life, from COVID-19 to gas prices.  And even if you kill every plant you touch, houseplants (and books about houseplants) make popular gifts.

Eight unique books, each with valuable plant information

Now that we told you some of the benefits of having plants in your life let's dive into our curated selection of books exploring plants. In between the covers of these plant books, you will find tips on how to use plants in your living space in new and creative ways, as well as the best tips for caring for houseplants.

Several books on this list profile plant varieties and offer suggestions on choosing the perfect plant for the location in your home. Are you looking for a plant that will thrive in your hallway where light is low or do you want something that will thrive in the bright, indirect sunlight in your living room.

Whatever your comfort level is picking and caring for plants, we can help you find a book that will compliment your experience. These books can help you decide which plant is best for your home or office based on the location you have chosen to place your new plant. Let’s dig deeper.

Living with Plants from Green Fresh Florals + Plants

Living with Plants | A guide to indoor gardening

Living with Plants details more than 30 different projects to help you with your houseplants. Projects include moss wall hangings, air plants, hanging plants, terrariums, and more. This book has tips and offers sound advice, covering everything from soil, correct watering, fertilizer, and tips to care for ill plants. Discover the plants best for your home or office locations to ensure they thrive. You will also gain insight into how you can use plants to help decorate your space.

 Little book on Houseplants and other Greenery from Green Fresh Florals + Plants

The little book of House Plants and Other Greenery

Good things come in small packages. The little book of House Plants and other greenery contains profiles of sixty of the most popular houseplants including grand palms, leafy ferns, syngonium, pothos, pilea, and many, many other choices along with specific care tips. Adding to the charm is the beautiful photography used to showcase the various plant species. 

You will find a complete overview of caring for, and growing, healthy plants. Plus, it is full of expert care advice covering tips on watering, light, propagation, potting, and pruning. Little book of House Plants is an ideal reference guide for family or friends new to plant ownership, and those who are experts too.

If you become inspired to add to your plant collection after reading this book, our Hillcrest flower and plant shop and online store offer a large selection of plants direct from the nursery in the growers container.

Root Nurture Grow Book from Green Fresh Florals + PlantsRoot Nurture Grow | The Essential Guide to Propagating and Sharing Houseplants

Root, Nurture, Grow | The Essential Guide to Propagating and Sharing Houseplants is the quintessential guide for advanced plant enthusiasts who are ready to start building their plant empire. Written by the duo of Caro Langton and Rose Ray of Ro Co, this guide shows anyone how to make a simple cutting turn it into a new plant. One of the magical things about plants is their ability to multiply through simple propagation methods.

What is particularly wonderful about this guide is the detailed information it provides on propagation methods to suit any houseplant, plus organic rooting compost recipes, clever pruning methods and practical projects to help anyone be better at caring for their expanding plant collection. The bonus is it also includes tips on how to display your green friends as well.

Modern Container Gardening Book from Green Fresh Florals + PlantsModern Container Gardening

Modern Container Gardening is geared to the indoor gardener who has the ambition to expand their footprint outside with containers. The sub-heading, "How to Create a Stylish Small-space Garden Anywhere" gives a taste of what awaits between the hardbound covers of this 176-page book. Packed with more than 25 gardening ideas and step-by-step instructions, readers will find a range of projects that run from a few hours to a few days in duration.

A perfect guide for helping the urban gardener use limited outdoor space to create stylish and modern displays, Modern Container Gardening is a valuable book you will return to again and again.

Plant Book | Choosing, Styling
PLANT | House Plants: Choosing, Styling, Caring

Plant Book | House Plants Choosing, Styling, Caring was written by author Gynelle Leon during the pandemic as a companion to PRICK Book: Cacti and Succulents. She owns a plant shop in London with the same name. PLANT Book showcases some of the very best house plants and devotes a chapter to styling ideas to help inspire your plant styling. It is all wrapped up with a plant care guide to help you keep your green friends alive. 

little book BIG PLANTS from Green Fresh Florals + Plants

little book BIG PLANTS

Little Book Big Plants is companion book to The little book of House Plants and other greenery, part of a popular book series on plants, cactus, and succulents. This book is focused on 45 popular large plant varieties with information about each plant helping you get the most out of larger plant specimens.

Along with shopping advice, this little pink book is packed with care instructions, pets, and plants and navigating possible problems you may encounter as a large plant owner. Large plants are an investment and this book is an ideal all-around guide to assist you with your plant choices and day-to-day care instructions.

Plant Therapy Book from Green Fresh Florals + Plants

Plant Therapy

Plant Therapy explores how plants can improve your mental and emotional wellbeing.   As urbanization swallows up ecosystems, and humans move away from natural environments, it has never been more important to understand the relationship between plants and people. A stylish yet practical book, Plant Therapy brings together two major trends – house plants and wellbeing – and enhances the value of both through making clear their connection with one another. 

Boys with Plants Book from Green Fresh Florals + Plants
Boys with Plants | 50 Boys and the Plants They Love

You don't have to love hot guys or plants to appreciate Boys with Plants 50 Boys and Plants they Love. Anybody with an Instagram account will be very familiar with the origin of this book which was born from a mix of sexy guys and beautiful plant photography posted daily on Instagram.

Boys with Plants will be popular with guests and gay boys alike. If you are looking for a detailed plant guide or reference resources on plant care and propagation, then there are better guides. If your interested in a book that adds some fun and plant eye candy to your home, this is the book for you.

TL:DR (Too long, didn't read)

If tackling an entire book on houseplants is not on your agenda, we suggest an abrieviated version covered in our post, Popular San Diego Houseplants + Care Tips. We profile the most popular San Diego houseplants and provide basic information on how to care for each of them. You can also read this article from Better Homes and Gardens, which offers their top picks.

Finally, you can always ask one of our plant specialists at Green. We are happy to help answer your questions and give you our advice on plants. 

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