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The Green Indoors is a useful guide on how to find perfect plant matches for your home environments with a sustainable and innovative approach.
Focusing on working with the plants you already own, the book is divided in chapters detailing all the possible conditions: Extreme Sun/Heat, Dry Air/Central Heating, Deep Shade, High Humidity, Draughty, Cold.
By matching awkward spaces in your home with environments in the natural world, this book shows you how to relocate plants to improve their growth and help them thrive.
Features an extensive section with informative plant profiles that include their origin, easy-to-follow tips on feeding and watering, optimum conditions, prospective growth, and is concluded by a helpful troubleshooting chapter dealing with common problems, and what to try when all hope is lost.
About the Author
Quite literally hailing from a London plant and flower dynasty – their grandfather was a Dutch flower merchant and nursery owner, and their mother the celebrated horticulturalist and author Fran Bailey – Maddie and Alice Bailey head up Forest London, a cult plant and homewares shop with two sites in South London, along with a flower shop. With a lifelong and in-depth knowledge of house plants, the sisters sell anything from the Insta-ubiquitous monsterra to the kinds of cacti that the ever-growing plant-nerd community hunt high and low for.
They frequently appear at plant and horticultural shows and events, and work closely with the RHS to help the institution gain more of presence in the house plant industry, recently winning a silver medal at the RHS Tatton Park show. Forest also have a stand at Chelsea Flower Show, and will be selling their plants at Hampton Court from Summer 2020. Alice and Maddie also style green spaces for commercial clients such as the BRIT Awards, and have an Instagram following of 31,000. In their own words, they strive to learn something new about plants every day – and the scope for that is limitless.