Wild at home How to style and care for beautiful plants

Hilton Carter, 1979-

Book - 2019

Make your home a healthier and more beautiful place to be with Hilton Carter's inspirational ideas. Take a tour through Hilton's own apartment and other lush spaces, filled with a huge array of thriving plants, and learn all you need to know to create your own urban jungle. As the owner of over 200 plants, Hilton feels strongly about the role of plants in one's home - not just for the beauty they add, but for health benefits as well: 'having plants in your home not only adds life, but changes the airflow throughout. It's also a key design element when styling your place. For me, it wasn't about just having greenery, but having the right variety of greenery. I like to see the different textures of foliage all gr...ouped together. You take a fiddle leaf fig and sandwich it between a birds of paradise and a monstera and. yes!' You will be armed with the know-how you need to care for your plants, where to place them, how to propagate, how to find the right pot, and much more, and most importantly, how to arrange them so that they look their best. Combine sizes and leaf shapes to stunning effect, grow your own succulents from leaf cuttings, create your own air plant display, and more.

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London : CICO Books, an imprint of Ryland Peters & Small Ltd 2019.
Main Author
Hilton Carter, 1979- (author)
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
141 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction-into the wild
  • How I got started: Frank, my fiddle-leaf fig
  • Chapter 1. Green in the Home
  • A love letter to greenery
  • Friends with benefits
  • Shopping for plants
  • Tools of the trade
  • Chapter 2. Styling with Plants
  • Planting by design
  • Pots and base trays
  • Plant accordingly
  • Home grown
  • Making a plant hammock
  • Making a plant throne
  • Jungle by the Falls
  • Making a lamp terrarium
  • Chapter 3. Living with Plants
  • Plants in the home
  • Home tour: Jamie Campbell and Dairy Bynum
  • Home tour: Brenna Mathers and Elan Kotz
  • Home tour: Jessica and Michael Kremen
  • Home tour: Michelle Geczy
  • Chapter 4. Plant-Care Essentials
  • Potting your plant
  • Let the light in
  • Watering
  • Feeding
  • Sic transit Gloria
  • Propagation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Pest control
  • Hilton's recommended plants
  • Index
  • Love and thanks