Thursday, June 25, 2015

Book Review: Rooted in Design by Tara Heibel & Tassy de Give

One of my favorite things about Blogging for Books is that I get to try a book that I might not try otherwise.


That isn't totally true.

I love books. I love pretty much any book.

Well...most of them.

But, that's the fun part of reading - you get to see into someone else's world and decide if that world coincides with your own.

So, the world I decided to enter was the world of indoor gardening. Now, I am not new to indoor gardening. I have thirteen indoor houseplants, a myriad of outdoor growers, and I'm always pondering (and giving away) more. At one time, I had 20+ indoor plants, but decide to send some to new homes and merge several others into bigger containers. Sometimes, there can be a limit on how many living things can live in one 650-square foot abode.

My newest read from Blogging for Books is Rooted in Design by Tara Heibel and Tassy de Give, the co-owners of Sprout Home, a modern home and garden center that tries to bring new life into homes, work spaces, and pretty much any crevice that they can fill.

Rooted in Design is a really fun book that brings a whole new meaning to indoor plant life. They have so many intriguing ideas about where to put plants, how to showcase them, and how to really add a sparkle to your home. From wall planters made of bricks to air plants wired to the wall, this book will work for pretty much anyone looking to green up their life. Beautiful planters, creative ideas, inspiring foliage, and lots of tips and ideas fill the many pages of this colorful book. A few ideas like self-watering containers and Kokedama (a free-form planting method similar to bonsai) are interspersed in the book with detailed how-to steps complete with text and pictures which really makes me want to get out into the gardening shed.

This is a really fun, clever, and inspiring book. What a great find!

Happy indoor gardening!

**This book was given to me by Blogging for Books, obviously - but with the intention that I will give it a completely honest review. I have. It was pretty good.