The winter months are all about early nights and cozying up with a good book. Take a deep dive into the world of plants with our favorite botanical resources—from a detailed overview of plant species to houseplant care and maintenance to designing with plants—this collection has something for every level of plant enthusiast. Brush up on your botanical knowledge or simply celebrate all things green with some of our favorite titles.
Plant: Exploring the Botanical World
The ultimate gift for gardeners and art lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever. Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolors, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected by an international panel of experts and arranged in a uniquely structured sequence to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, this stunning compilation of botanically themed images includes iconic work by celebrated artists, photographers, scientists, and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.
A New Leaf: Curated Homes Where Houseplants Meet Design
A New Leaf is a celebration of the modern and stylish homes that reinvent the humble houseplant as a coveted design object.
The book spotlights 20 houses around the world (including the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Italy and Brazil), each illustrated with a selection of images of the entire home with particular emphasis on their plant life. Each section includes an interview with the owners, walking us through the plant choices they made and the impact they had on their unique aesthetic.
Plant Tribe: Living Happily Ever After with Plants
This new book by the authors of the bestselling Urban Jungle addresses the life-changing magic of living with and caring for plants. Aimed at a wider audience than typical houseplant books, each chapter combines easily digestible plant knowledge, style guidance via real home interiors, and inspiring advice for using plants to increase energy, creativity, and well-being and to attract love and prosperity. Also included: real-world @urbanjungleblog followers’ FAQs; a section on plants and pets, and plant care for the different stages of a houseplant’s life. The focus is on using plants to raise the positive energy of every room in the house and to live happily ever after with plants.
Sempervivum: A Gardener's Perspective of the Not-So-Humble Hens-and-Chicks
Sempervivum have long fascinated gardeners and are useful plants for gardening situations in which other plants might fail. Many people are aware of only a single, rather uninteresting green cultivar, but selections from the wild and the work of hybridizers have resulted in over 7,000 cultivars with a range in size from 1/2 in. to over one foot in diameter and colors from gold to black. Clearly the gardener has never had a better choice. This book covers all aspects of their history, taxonomy, culture, propagation, hybridizing, people involved in the production of Sempervivum, and a long list of recommended cultivars. Color illustrations show not only the cultivars, but garden uses and cultural practices.
Houseplants: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants
Now is your chance to dive into this pleasant, no-yard-required hobby without the questions of which potting mix to try, what the right level of light is, or how to shift your plants as seasons change. Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green, and healthy. And as you watch them grow, you can stimulate your inner botanist with information on each plant’s Latin family, varieties, bloom period, mature height, and other scientific specs.
The Inspired Houseplant: Transform Your Home With Indoor Plants from Kokedama to Terrariums and Water Gardens to Edibles
The ultimate go-to guide for aspiring indoor gardeners, this book offers inspiration and instruction to envision and create your own gorgeous in-home garden spaces.
With plentiful images and a distinctly modern and sophisticated feel, this book imparts both easy-to-follow advice and creative garden-design inspiration. Whether you are looking to pick a statement plant for your living room, create a terrarium centerpiece, or arrange an artful display of air plants, this book will provide the tools you need. You'll be tempted to thumb through it again and again—for both resource and relaxation.
- Plant Basics: beginner-friendly plant care info
- Plant Guide: profiles of popular indoor plants
- Plant Projects: fun, easy projects with major wow factor (including trending designs like terrariums, air plants, marimo and other underwater gardens, kokedama, mounted staghorn ferns, and edible herbs)
- Plant Style: ways to use plants in interior design for every style from Desert Boho to Midcentury Modern
G: Forever Green
An exuberant celebration of the color green—in nature, art, interiors, and design.
Green is like water; it is everywhere, and we can’t live without it. Green is the color of nature and the environment. Green is life. Interior designer and style guru Carlos Mota has such a passion for green that he has now devoted an entire book to it. G: Forever Green celebrates the color in all its manifold manifestations: in nature, food, fashion, jewelry, art, interiors, and architecture. From the brilliant markings on a butterfly’s wings to the feathers of a tropical bird’s breast, from Magritte’s oversized apple to the brocade drapery in the background of a Holbein portrait, from a leafy arbor to a leafy wallpaper, from celadon to forest to emerald to acid to lime to kelly, the variety is astounding. Illustrated with Mota’s own photographs, taken as he has traveled the world, as well as images by prominent photographers, G: Forever Green features rooms by notable designers, among them Kelly Wearstler, Alessandra Branca, Mark D. Sikes, Robert Couturier, Gert Voorjans, and Nicky Haslam. This stunning volume, superbly produced with green metallic edge stain, is a testament to the power of green to soothe, inspire, and excite.