THE NEW PLANT PARENT : Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family
Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family
Darryl Cheng, by (photographer) Darryl Cheng
For indoor gardeners everywhere, Darryl Cheng offers a new way to grow healthy house plants. He teaches the art of understanding a plant's needs and giving it a home with the right balance of light, water, and nutrients. After reading Cheng, the indoor gardener will be far less the passive follower of rules for the care of each species and much more the confident, active grower, relying on observation and insight. And in the process, the plant owner becomes a plant lover, bonded to these beautiful living things by a simple love and appreciation of nature. The House Plant Journal Handbook covers all of the basics of growing house plants, from finding the right light, to everyday care like watering and fertilizing, to containers, to recommended species. Cheng's friendly tone, personal stories, and accessible photographs fill his book with the same generous spirit that has made @houseplantjournal, his Instagram account, a popular source of advice and inspiration for thousands of indoor gardeners.
Darryl Cheng's Instagram account, @houseplantjournal, has 170,000 followers. A business analyst, engineer, photographer, and home gardener, Cheng brings all of these skills to his innovative approach to understanding and caring for house plants. He lives in Toronto.