|Mossy Falls (Steve Asbell)|
|Femme Fatale (Steve Asbell)|
The first part of the book deals with the basics of plant care. How much light do I have?- or not have? How do I raise the humidity? How much space do I have? What is the average temperature in my home? How do I plant my container and keep it looking good? What kind of soil do I use for the plants I am using? How do I handle problems that come along, like insects and diseases?
The second part of the book is where the fun begins. Steve gives you the recipes for making the containers. The recipe includes the shopping list with common and botanical names of the plants. If you can't find the specific plants he recommends, he has alternative options for you to choose from. How could you fail?
|Pink Limeade (Steve Asbell)|
Steve likens these houseplant combinations to "works of living art. Colorful plants are your palette, with patterns, textures and shapes. But what really makes painting with plants exciting is having the opportunity to work with a growing and changing medium."
|Jungle Glow (Steve Asbell)|
|Lime and Coconut (Steve Asbell)|
And that's where the best part comes in. I am giving away Steve's book, right here! Leave a comment below telling me your favorite houseplant and why. Then, on April 15, yes, the dreaded tax day, I will pick a winner with random.org. I figured we could use something good to think about on tax day. Entries must be received by 8 pm April 15. I will contact the winner via email and if you do not respond within 3 days, you forfeit the book and I will choose someone else. Remember to leave your e-mail in the comment so I can contact you. Thanks!