Following on from the success of the first book from The Balcony Gardener, aptly entitled The Balcony Gardener, it is now time for us to very excitedly introduce the next in our book series – The House Gardener.
Out at the end of March, the second book from The Balcony Gardener offers new and innovative ways to display your houseplants and flowers, provides inspiration for table settings, and supplies innovative ideas for unusual containers for indoor growing.
The House Gardener brings a new eye and a contemporary twist to gardening indoors. Fancy trying your hand at indoor water gardens, terrariums, table centres or a miniature Zen garden? The House Gardener has tips and guidance for all of these ideas, plus much much more.
The following project chapters are included: Enclosed in Glass, Hanging Gardens, Old Finds and Just Outside, all followed by a comprehensive basics section on which plants to select, planting techniques and plant care. Here is a snapshot of some the amazing House Gardening that the book features.
Chapter 1. Enclosed in Glass – Great Expectations
Taking inspiration from Charles Dickens’ haunting yet beautiful character, Miss Havisham, this is an imaginative terrarium depicting the leading lady’s creative disorder. Which literary character would inspire your terrarium?
Chapter 2. Old Finds – Green Rainbow
An array of green provided by Soleirolia soleiroli (translated as mind-your-own-business) against a simple backdrop of white pebbles encased in a rustic crate makes for a simple yet stunning piece. When choosing a crate, look for one that tells a story. The faded image of the French fields on this crate provides a focal point for the display.
Chapter 3. Hanging Gardens – Hanging Bottles
Recycling and re-using containers is a wonderful way to make the most of budget gardening. With the use of these old green glass wine bottles, this is a creative display that works really well in a kitchen and as a window feature.
The plants used are Begonia foliosa (fern begonia), Hatiora salicornioides (dancing bones cactus), and Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)
Chapter 4. Just Outside – Provencal Summer
A dreamy arrangement portraying hot summers spent in Provence, France. Beautiful sprays of pastel color displayed in vintage bottles and an aged wooden milk crate give a charming, rustic appeal. Perfect for a kitchen or porch, or even a homespun wedding.
Chapter 5. Tools, Material and Techniques
The final chapter provides an in-depth overview of all the tools, items and methods required for your House Gardening projects.
The House Gardener ignites the lost trend for house gardening as it invites plants back across the threshold and injects excitement and creativity into one of the world’s most therapeutic and beloved pastimes.
The House Gardener is out on the 31st March from Cico Books.
Pre-order yours from Amazon today