The Unexpected Houseplant: 220 Extraordinary Choices for Every Spot in Your Home

Tovah Martin (Author)
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Description

"An imaginative guide to bringing the delights of the garden indoors." --Publishers Weekly

The Unexpected Houseplant, by renowned plant authority Tovah Martin, offers a revolutionary approach to houseplants. Instead of the typical varieties, Martin suggests hundreds of creative choices--brilliant spring bulbs, lush perennials brought in from the garden, quirky succulents, and flowering vines and small trees. Along with loads of visual inspiration, you will learn how to make unusual selections, where to best position plants in the home, and valuable tips on watering, feeding, and pruning.

Product Details

Price
$22.95
Publisher
Timber Press (OR)
Publish Date
August 28, 2012
Pages
326
Dimensions
7.3 X 0.9 X 8.9 inches | 1.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781604692433
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About the Author

Tovah Martin is a fanatical and passionate organic gardener and the author of The Indestructible Houseplant, The Unexpected Houseplant, The New Terrarium, and Tasha Tudor's Garden, as well as many other gardening books. Visit her tovahmartin.com.

Reviews

"Will boost the confidence of even the most black-thumbed houseplant owner. Martin's can-do enthusiasm is infectious, her creativity inspiring." --Booklist

"An imaginative guide to bringing the delights of the garden indoors." --Publishers Weekly

"All indoor plant hobbyists in every geographic area will enjoy and learn from this book. Its fresh approach deserves a thumbs-up." --Library Journal

"[Martin] has a witty, creative voice that warms her new book." --Traditional Home

"Tovah Martin's newest book is no dry encyclopedic volume: Her personal, engaging writing style is as entertaining as it is informative." --Country Gardens

"As the air gets crisper outside, it's time to rethink what plants can do to enliven our interior spaces. Tips on how to care for ordinary and not-so-ordinary species are revealed, so non-green-thumbers need not fear." --Design New England

"This book engenders so much enthusiasm for indoor flora that you can find yourself outdoors with a shovel in your hand robbing your own garden of plants to bring inside." --Gardenista

"This isn't just another book on houseplants; it's an invitation to adventure." --Horticulture

"Martin writes in a captivatingly personal way...It's Martin's exuberance and deep knowledge that'll keep you reading." --Seattle Times

"Martin's book makes one look very differently at the whole houseplant phenomenon. It isn't so much a practical guide...as a challenge to think outside the box when trying to bring the outside inside." --Daily Hampshire Gazette

"As the air gets crisper outside, it's time to rethink what plants can do to enliven our interior spaces. Tips on how to care for ordinary and not-so-ordinary species are revealed, so non-green thumbers need not fear...Refreshing in the world of garden books." --Philadelphia Inquire

"A good book for plant geeks and anyone tired of the same old peace lilies." --Harrisburg Patriot-News

"A smart, stylish book on indoor gardening." --Pacific Horticulture