The Kew Royal Botanic Gardens are world famous and, with large portions of their gardens indoors, there isn’t a better authority to guide a reader on how to get house plants growing. This book is easy-to-follow and easy-to-implement, jampacked with great ideas of how to create green spaces in the home as well as keep them alive. I found the index of plants that clean the air particularly helpful! Several of the plants recommended for the indoors are ones that I would have been hesitant to try but look forward to welcoming in. My only disappointment was it ended too soon, I wish they had carried onto some of the more exotic plants and elaborate executions which they implement merely for interest’s sake.
If you are looking to bring the outside in, I highly recommend you pick up a copy! It’s a four out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale!
From the back cover:
Which are delicate and which indestructable? – We show how to find the right home for your plants and the right plants for your home.
KEW GROWING HOUSE PLANTS is a beautifully illustrated giftable gardening reference book, combining exquisite botanical illustrations with practical indoor projects.
Readers can discover over 70 life-changing plants and 12 home-transforming projects. Each project is described and illustrated with step-by-step photographs.
Starting from the premise that we want to show how to grow the right plant in the right place, we demonstrate the benefits of all common house plants and how to care and curate them in the home. Includes cacti, succulents, bromeliads including air plants, foliage house plants, flowering house plants, house plants for scent and air freshening.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.