Hydro-Spike HS-300 houseplant watering system (MSRP $14.95)
1 Hydro-Spike HD-300 houseplant watering system (MSRP $19.95)
- These houseplant irrigators are so cool! They water your houseplants while you're on vacation... or when you're feeling particularly lazy. I won't judge.
Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center (MSRP $25)
- That's right! Two Green Thumbs is giving away twenty five bucks to blow on miniature garden supplies and plants on their online store. Their stuff is awesome.
Southeast Succulents (MSRP $18.00)
Haworthias are used heavily in my book because they are among the most shade-tolerant of succulents and work well as houseplants. These three make a great combo!
Plant by Numbers, by me! (MSRP $21.99)
It's a great book, the author is one heck of a guy, and you should totally buy one in case you don't win. If you do win and already have a copy, I'll just surprise you with something else instead... because I'm one heck of a guy!
If any of these prizes appeal to you, then you're going to love Plant by Numbers. As its subtitle implies, the book really does have 50 unique container combinations that I designed using houseplants - but it's so much more than that. Apart from being a floral cookbook, Plant by Numbers is your guide to combining houseplants and designing your own artistic living arrangements. It has everything from miniature gardens to grand and statuesque indoor jungles; tabletop herbs to innovative vertical arrangements. I want this book to inspire you to create a garden wherever you are; even if a windowsill or desktop is the only plot of land you claim as your own.
Contrary to popular belief, you really can combine houseplants just as you would combine them in the garden! I show you how to select compatible plants, arrange them to the best effect and give them the care they need for a long and healthy life. Because the goal is to show you how to make your own arrangements, I've even included lists of houseplants and grouped them by water needs, light requirements, colors, forms, functions - you name it. If you have a hard time finding the plants used in the recipes, then you can find them on the mail order websites listed in the appendix - or select one of the alternate choices listed.
Intrigued? Then kindly head to your nearest bookstore or follow this link to purchase a copy online. I really think you'll like this book, but I am admittedly a little biased.
How to Win
You may enter once a day by leaving a comment about the type of indoor container combination that you would love to design for your own home! I want to hear about what kind of space you're working with, how much light it gets, what plants you'd use... the more details, the better! I will randomly choose a winner when the contest closes at noon EST on March 8th.
Entrants must be legal residents of the continental United States and are responsible for leaving their contact info. If I cannot contact a winner by noon, March 9th, I will draw another name. Prizes are furnished by Hydro-Spike, Two Green Thumbs, Southeast Succulents and Cool Springs Press. Good luck!