Byron E. Martin is president and co-owner of Logee’s Tropical Plants, a business that has been in his family since 1892. He is co-author of Logee's Greenhouses Spectacular Container Plants and is a nationally recognized expert in growing tropical container plants.
Laurelynn G. Martin is vice-president and co-owner of Logee’s Tropical Plants. She is co-author of Logee’s Spectacular Container Plants, which won the Independent Publisher’s Book Award in 2005, and she received the MGA Green Thumb Award for Plant Photography and Copy in both 2005 and 2008.
On top of this, indoor plants are great for purifying the air and creating a healthier home.Together with microbes in the soil, plants work wonders to reduce harmful pollutants released from indoor furniture. (It's true: look at the study conducted by the University of Technology, Sydney.)
If you feel like your rooms need a splash of colour and a breath of life, there's no better starting point than this book. Whether your style is dramatic jungle plants or to sweetly shaped succulents, you'll find something to suit. With loads of glorious illustrations for inspiration, data on which plants are suitable where, and clear advice on how to pot, prune and pet your plants, this is the perfect guide for bringing the outdoors in - no matter what your level of gardening skill!
Yep, me too.
It's no secret that we've all become plant obsessed, but do we really understand how to look after them?
I am not a Professor of Botany, but having run my florist and plant shop, Grace & Thorn, since 2011 I've learnt a few things along the way. HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR PLANTS is about taking the hocus-pocus out of plants and flowers and enabling you to understand a plant's needs in order to know where to place and how to style them, but most importantly how to keep them alive.
I get asked every type of question you can imagine and I have written this book to answer them.
Watering can down, it's time to go back to the roots.
Keep it green.
(AKA The Agony Plant)