9780525540281-0525540288-How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart

How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart

ISBN-13: 9780525540281
ISBN-10: 0525540288
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Oakes, Summer Rayne
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Optimism Press
Format: Hardcover 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780525540281
ISBN-10: 0525540288
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Oakes, Summer Rayne
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Optimism Press
Format: Hardcover 208 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Oakes, Summer Rayne wrote How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart comprising 208 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0525540288 and 9780525540281. Since then How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.65 or rent at the marketplace.

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Summer Rayne Oakes, an urban houseplant expert and environmental scientist, is the icon of wellness-minded millennials who want to bring nature indoors, according to a New York Times profile. Summer has managed to grow 1,000 houseplants in her Brooklyn apartment (and they're thriving!) Her secret? She approaches her relationships with plants as intentionally as if they were people.

Everyone deserves to feel the inner peace that comes from taking care of greenery. Beyond the obvious benefits--beauty and cleaner air--there's a strong psychological benefit to nurturing plants as a path to mindfulness. They can reduce our stress level, lower our blood pressure, and improve our overall outlook. And they offer a rare opportunity to find joy by caring for another living being.

When Summer Rayne Oakes moved to Brooklyn from the Pennsylvania countryside, she knew that bringing nature indoors was her only chance to stay sane. She found them by the side of the road, in long-forgotten window boxes, at farmers' markets, and in local garden shops. She found ways to shelve, hang, tuck, anchor, secure, and suspend them. She even installed a 150-foot expandable hose that connects to pipes under her kitchen sink, so she only has to spend about a half-hour a day tending to her plants--an activity that she describes as a "moving meditation."

This is Summer's guidebook for cultivating an entirely new relationship with your plant children. Inside, you'll learn to:

• Pause for the flowers and greenery all around you, even the ones sprouting bravely between cracked pavement
• Trust that your apartment jungle offers you far more than pretty décor
• See the world from a plant's perspective, trading modern consumerism for sustainability
• Serve your chlorophyllic friends by learning to identify the right species for your home and to recreate their natural habitat (Bonus: your indoor garden won't die!)

When we become plant parents, we also become better caretakers of ourselves, the people around us, and our planet. So, let's step inside the world of plants and discover how we can begin cultivating our own personal green space--in our homes, in our minds, and in our hearts.
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