New Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb And Care For Your House-plant Family by Darryl ChengNew Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb And Care For Your House-plant Family by Darryl Cheng

New Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb And Care For Your House-plant Family

byDarryl ChengBy (photographer)Darryl Cheng

Paperback | March 19, 2019

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For indoor gardeners everywhere, Darryl Cheng offers a new way to grow healthy house plants. He teaches the art of understanding a plant’s needs and giving it a home with the right balance of light, water, and nutrients. After reading Cheng, the indoor gardener will be far less the passive follower of rules for the care of each species and much more the confident, active grower, relying on observation and insight. And in the process, the plant owner becomes a plant lover, bonded to these beautiful living things by a simple love and appreciation of nature. The New Plant Parent covers all of the basics of growing house plants, from finding the right light, to everyday care like watering and fertilizing, to containers, to recommended species. Cheng’s friendly tone, personal stories, and accessible photographs fill his book with the same generous spirit that has made @houseplantjournal, his Instagram account, a popular source of advice and inspiration for thousands of indoor gardeners.
Darryl Cheng is the creator of the Instagram account @houseplantjournal. A home gardener, photographer, engineer, and business analyst, Cheng lives in Toronto.
Title:New Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb And Care For Your House-plant FamilyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 9 × 7.1 × 0.85 inShipping dimensions:9 × 7.1 × 0.85 inPublished:March 19, 2019Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1419732390

ISBN - 13:9781419732393


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A welcomed exciting new approach to plant knowledge, care and enjoyment The House Plant Journal Instagram was highly recommended to me to answer my plant questions. As result of HPJ has enhanced my plant care and enjoyment. My initial plant care questions used to me from a large pile limited pieces of information from all over the place which as much as I enjoyed searching and learning it was time consuming with gaps in knowledge. The New Plant Parent is packed full of useful and easy to understand explanations of how to care for your plants and is beautifully laid out his guidebook. I love that the explanations are based on scientific methods with accessible explanation accompany with pictures...(you'll have to check out the many time-laps videos) There are countless tips but my two favorites are his thoughts on lights and soil aeration. The latter led me to ask for a TPJ watering can with built-in soil aerator for last Christmas present and absolutely love. Since being introduced to TPL instagram I am a huge fan because my plant knowledge/care and enjoyment has greatly improved. I recommend HPJ to anyone who just curious to a very experience plant parent to discover a new approach and appreciate plants
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! Recently purchased and I haven’t been able to put it down. As someone who’s been curious about exploring my relationship with plants this book has really given me a fresh new perspective on the purpose of plant care and how fulfilling it can really be! As someone with little experience this book gave straightforward and easy to understand insight on the day to day care of plants as well as extenuating care when necessary. Highly recommend for beginners or anyone who’s previously tried and “failed” to care for plants, it’ll give you a new sense of confidence to pursue plant parenting again and again!
Date published: 2019-03-28