Want to be a Plant Parent? New book "Plant Parenting" helps you make more of the plants you love
Feed your plant addiction! If you've fallen in love with houseplants,"Plant Parenting" offers up easy plant propagation techniques for total plant parent beginners, and more experienced gardeners.
Horticulturist & plant expert Leslie F. Halleck demystifies the art and science of plant propagation and plant parenting in her new book, "Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables, and Flowers", published by Timber Press.
"This book is everything a plant parent needs to take their plant collection—and plant knowledge—to the next level."—Maria Failla, Bloom & Grow Radio
Plant Parenting is a highly-detailed, accessible guide for seed starters, plant collectors, indoor and outdoor gardeners, and anyone who wants to successfully propagate new plants. Halleck guides readers step-by-step with hundreds of beautiful photos.
"Once you catch the plant bug, there is nothing more satisfying then learning to make more plants on your own – whether it's foliage plants, succulents, or veggie seedlings" says Halleck.
Plant Parenting details everything a gardener or hobbyist needs to know start or continue their plant parenting journey. Halleck begins by explaining the basics of plant reproduction and plant names, then details the materials and tools you need to succeed at plant propagation. Halleck then breaks down the how-tos of seed starting + saving, water rooting, and more involved vegetative propagation techniques. Plant Parenting wraps up with key tips on plant insects and diseases, and when and how to transplant your new plant babies into new containers or the garden.
"Lays out the steps to propagating your plants in a clear and engaging way. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a complete beginner, you'll come away from this book inspired to try something new."—Jane Perrone, host, On the Ledge podcast; former gardening editor, The Guardian
Who will benefit from Plant Parenting? All plant-keepers interested in making more plants! From a new plant enthusiast, to a hobby gardener, to a city dweller, to a gardener on a budget, this book will help everyone learn the basics of plant propagation on the journey to becoming a full-fledged plant parent
About the Author:
Leslie F. Halleck is a dedicated professional horticulturist and life-long gardener who is passionate about plants, gardening, and the horticulture industry. Leslie holds a M.S. in horticulture from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in Biology & Botany from The University of North Texas. She is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) via The American Society for Horticulture Science, with more than 25 years of green industry. Halleck is an award-winning writer for industry and consumer publications. She authored Gardening Under Lights; The Complete Guide for Indoor Growers in 2018. Her two books go hand-in-hand for anyone interested in indoor gardening. Halleck currently runs Halleck Horticultural, LLC, a Dallas, TX based consulting company.
The official book release date is June 11th, 2019. Plant Parenting is available now for pre-order on Amazon (as well as other online book retailers) and will be released for shipping on Amazon on June 11th, 2019.
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