Books for Plant Lovers
Do you have a friend who seems to have a green thumb? Perhaps her home is filled with plants and flowers, and everything looks lush and green? She’s probably worked hard to learn about her plants and how to properly take care of them – and you can, too!
If you’re wondering how to get started, why not pick up a few books? They can help teach you the basics and give you some good ideas on plants that will work well in your space and with your lifestyle.
Here are a few that you might check out:
- The Little Book of Houseplants and Other Greenery: The Amazon description reads:
- House plants are having a moment. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and a statement in any space they inhabit, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery is a source of green inspiration for small-space gardening, featuring a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of foliage to own. From dramatic palms and tropical leafy wonders to beautiful ferns and flowering potted plants – this book covers everything you need to know about nurturing and growing your own. Each of the 60 plants is accompanied by luscious photography and an easy-to-follow breakdown of all the essential requirements for that variety. This includes details on size, growth, and flowering, along with any extra tips on caring for that specific plant.
- Practical Houseplant Book: Amazon describes this book as:
- Twelve inspiring projects, plus 200 in-depth plant profiles with detailed useful information and care instructions to help you cultivate and care for your houseplants.
- Learn how to choose which plants to use where, care for your houseplants to keep them healthy, and use plants to best effect in your home, with trusted advice, creative inspiration, strong visual aesthetic, and practical step-by-step detail. Two hundred plant profiles provide information and care instructions for a wide variety of plants, including ferns, orchids, and succulents, while a dozen step-by-step photographic projects offer exciting ideas for using plants to decorate your home or greenhouse-from eye-catching terrariums to a living succulent wall to a floating kokedama “string garden.” With information on plant care, propagation, pests and diseases, pruning, and problem-solving, The Practical Houseplant Book is the essential guide for indoor gardeners.
- Essential Succulents: The Beginner’s Guide: If you love the look of succulents, then this book is a good one to read:
- In recent years, succulents have become increasingly popular for their low-maintenance use as indoor decoration and in-home gardening. In Essential Succulents, budding succulent enthusiasts will gain the know-how needed to begin growing, decorating with, and enjoying these amazing plants.
- From simple houseplants and drought-friendly landscaping to decorative wreaths and trendy mason jar terrariums, Essential Succulents is the ultimate guide to learning which succulents are best for beginners, along with a basic understanding of how to care for and creatively design with them.
- Accompanied by beautiful photography of the succulents and projects presented, Essential Succulents includes:
- 50 easy-to-grow succulents that can grow in a variety of environments, as well as a care guide and arrangement tips for each.
- 8 easy DIY projects that include step-by-step instructions and are listed in order from easiest to more challenging.
- Guidance for growing indoor and container succulents, including what they need to thrive―such as the right light, soil, and irrigation.
- Instructions for creating outdoor succulent gardens that require minimal maintenance and save money on water.
- Whether you’ve never cared for succulents before, or are interested in deepening your understanding of them, Essential Succulents will give you the confidence you need to explore your succulent-growing passion.
There are lots of great books on plants – especially houseplants! These are three of the best ones to get you started if you want to bring a little greenery to your home.