Gardening Reads from 2019
Spend winter months brushing up on your plant knowledge and cozying up indoors with a book on plants. The options can be endless and there’s certainly something for every level of gardener. Explore a whole new world of plants with our recommendations below.
How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged
By Veronica Peerless
From the basics of horticulture to detailed information about what type of plant will thrive in your living space, How Not To Kill Your Houseplant will be your comprehensive guide. This book covers 50 popular house plants and teaches you how to look for warning signs of sickness, pests and disease. With helpful tips, pictures and informational panels How Not To Kill Your Houseplant will help you create a plant paradise right in your own home.
Homestead Brooklyn shows you how to fertilize your houseplants.
Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants
By Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff
This book will inspire beginners as well as advanced plant parents. It goes beyond the basic of plant care into the art of styling your home with plants. Travel across Europe to 5 different green homes with urban jungle bloggers, Igor and Judith. Along with style tips you’ll find DIY ideas with step-by-step instructions along with beautiful photography. Take your design skills to the next level and create and care for your own urban jungle.
Gardening Under Lights: The Complete Guide for Indoor Growers
By Leslie F. Halleck
Growing under indoor lights opens up a whole new world of possibilities for home growers. Gardening Under lights is a complete guide to high tech growing. It explains the basics and gives an overview of the most up-to-date tools and gear available. It also offers tips and techniques for growing ornamentals like orchids and bonsai, to growing a whole range of edibles from arugula to zucchini. There is also a complete guide to starting seed indoors.
New to seed starting? Watch this video to get up to speed.
Root, Nurture, Grow: The Essential Guide to Propagating and Sharing Houseplants
By Caro Langton and Rose Ray
A follow up to their successful debut book House of Plants, Caro and Rose show how easy it is to propagate house plants at home in their stylish new book. Beginner friendly techniques such as stem cutting, rooting in water, runners, offsets, grafting, and division are all covered. It also includes DIY projects like seed-bombs and how to make self-watering plant pots. Find out how fun and easy it is to create new plants for meaningful gifts and displays.
Here’s how to propagate the hottest houseplant.
The Savage Garden, Revised: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants
By Peter D’Amato
While this might not be new, The Savage Garden is still the best-selling book for anyone interested in carnivorous plants. The new edition is fully revised to include the latest developments and discoveries in the carnivorous plant world, making it the most accurate and up-to-date book of its kind. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 color photographs, let this be your guide to the beautiful, unusual world of easy to grow savage plants.
Want to learn the basics of one of the most common houseplants? Summer Rayne teaches us all about Pilea Peperomioides.
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Discover our resident and migratory birds in the Vallarta Botanical Garden! This February, the Gray-black Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens) brings its buzzing song, grayscale plumage and yellow dot to the garden. Join us for our Bird and Nature Festival to celebrate the diversity of these feathered travelers and explore our coniferous and oak forests while they hunt insects and their larvae! Listen to the Warbler's song: http://bit.ly/3kPMpP6