Not everyone has a garden, patio or balcony for growing plants. Tending plants indoor is a popular way for many people to indulge their love of green things.
In fact, growing plants indoors seems to be having its moment — not a surprise, given how many Millennials and Gen Xers are shut out of the housing market because of high prices. Wild at Home: How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants, by Hilton Carter, is a new book that shows just how much satisfaction can be achieved by surrounding oneself with a robust, thriving collection of greenery indoors.
The book’s beautiful photos and design illustrate myriad ways to display a burgeoning collection of plants — hammocks, special shelving, terrarium lamp bases — because Carter is definitely in the “more is more” camp. But in addition to clever styling ideas, his advice on how to choose plants, evaluate light conditions and keep your choices healthy is accessible and clear, and based on his own experiences.
Carter, who now lives in a Baltimore, Maryland, apartment with his wife, cat and nearly 200 plants, describes his passion for plants as uncontrollable: “I’ve developed many imaginative methods for bringing greenery into my home, while also styling the plants in such a way that they impart a beautiful energy to the space.”
Wild at Home: How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants, by Hilton Carter, published by Cico Books, represented in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son
Winner of a copy of Wild At Home
The Garden Making draw to win a copy of the new book, Wild At Home: How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants, by Hilton Carter in May 2019 had 256 entries. The winner randomly selected is Krys B. of Picton, Ontario.