Nothing brings life to a room like a plant. And science suggests that they’re good for us, too, lifting our moods and making us healthier. But if your office is bare, your home lacking green—where do you start?
Get Plants can help. Designed for beginners and those who don’t think of themselves as gardeners, it’s an accessible illustrated guide to bringing plants into your life. Katherine Price draws on the latest knowledge from Kew Gardens about cultivation and horticulture to show you how to make use of the different ecological niches in and around your home, from a shady basement stairwell to the sunniest of south-facing windowsills. From growing trees from seed to keeping your bromeliads topped up with water, Get Plants helps you understand what plants need and why—and what they can do for your living and working space.
Don’t be intimidated by gardening any more—open up Get Plants and get your green thumb working!
About the Author
Katherine Price is a writer of fiction and nonfiction, as well as a trained gardener, having previously worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for ten years.
“As the resurgent interest in houseplants abounds, this book is bang on trend. It shows that with a little basic know-how you can find a plant or flower that will flourish in any of the different ecological niches found in and around the home.”
“A good read. . . . This is the ideal book for your student son or daughter if they lack green fingers, as Katherine takes a youthful and upbeat approach to matching plants to personality types.”
“I hope that through reading and enjoying this wonderful book, many more people will be encouraged to ‘have a go’—to be enticed to share their living spaces with plants, to seek to understand their needs, to enjoy the successes, and to learn from minor setbacks. All of our lives are richer when shared with plants!”
— Richard Barley, director of horticulture, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew