- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: Callwey; unveränderte Neuauflage edition (1 February 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3766722441
- ISBN-13: 978-3766722447
- Product Dimensions: 22 x 2.1 x 28.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants Hardcover – 1 Feb 2017
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About the Author
Judith de Graaff is also a blogger, works as a graphic designer and loves plants as well. She lives with her husband and her cats in a former factory building near Paris. Her own blog JOELIX.com is her playground where style, colors, and plants meet. She is a steady companion for the plant- community Urban Jungle Bloggers and hopes to inspire others with her love for all things green.
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From the authors
Urban Jungle is a book for everyone who wants to bring more green into their home, no matter whether they are a beginner or an expert. We do not believe in the concept of the so-called 'green thumb'. We prefer to believe that anyone can live with and care for plants. All you need is the right information – and this book is a first step in the right direction.
On this note: get inspired, get informed and get green with your own plant styling at home. 'Urban Jungle' is more than just a book – it is a one-way ticket to your own lush, dreamy urban jungle. Here’s to plants!
-- Igor & Judith, urbanjunglebloggers.
Voyage across Europe to five green homes and unncover their secrets and tips
Simple plant care tips
Plant care tips include optimal location for sunlight, ideal temperature, watering details, and best fertilizer.
Did you know? Fun plant facts
Did you know that palms are not trees in the botanical sense? Their trunks are made not of wood but of fibres, and thus they are more related to maize than to oaks.
If you want to decorate your piano with plants, use pots without drainage holes to avoid water stains or spilling. Make sure you put clay drainage balls at the bottom of your pots and use succulent or cactus soil.
DIY with easy step by step instructions
The most fun part of succulents: you can easily multiply your plants into a large family of succulents, because they are particularly easy to propagate. How?
Cups, mugs and small vases can be turned into plant pots. Because you don’t want to destroy your ceramics by drilling drainage holes in the bottom, be sure to fill the bottom layer with clay drainage balls, little pebbles or some terracotta shards that will create space for excess water. Small cacti or succulents are particularly suited for this kind of container, as they like their soil to be dry in between waterings.
Q & A with Expert Tips
What do you value about your plants?
I can’t imagine not being surrounded by green things. They make the air cleaner and our home a happier place to be. Spending some time each week tend- ing to them is the closest thing to meditation for me. It makes me feel calm and happy. -- Jeska.
18 international Urban Jungle bloggers contributed photos
Ilaria Fatone / France & Italy.
Favorite plant: Monstera deliciosa und Sukkulenten.
Try grouping your plants by size or type in the same place to create a jun- gle look with even a limited number of plants (this is also a practical tip: you won’t forget to water any of them).
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Buy this if you are completely new to indoor plants and saw beautiful trendy interiors on Instagram, this books talks about the most trendy plants right now.
Buy this if intend to use it as a display or showing guests your tastes, the photos of plants and homes are beautiful.
Don't get me wrong, I bought two of these and gave one as a gift because the book is indeed artistically made and to support the author, but
save the money if you already own more than one indoor plant and try to broaden your indoor plant knowledge.
If you want to style your home with indoor plants, try Instagram or Pinterest.
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