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Living with air plants : a beginner's guide to growing and displaying Tillandsia / Yoshiharu Kashima, Protoleaf and Yukihiro Matsuda, Brocante ; translated from Japanese by Leeyong Soo.

By: Kashima, Yoshiharu [author.].
Contributor(s): Matsuda, Yukihiro [author.] | Soo, Leeyong [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, [2018]Copyright date: �2018Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780804851046; 0804851042.Other title: Beginner's guide to growing and displaying Tillandsia.Uniform titles: Hajimete no air plants sodatekata kazarikata. English. Subject(s): Epiphytes | Tillandsia | Epiphytes | TillandsiaDDC classification: 635.9/422
Contents:
Cultivating air plants -- The fun of displaying your air plants -- Air plant reference guide.
Summary: Living with Air Plants is the perfect introduction to the world of Tillandsia and the many ways they can be used to design and upgrade your home or work space. It is the work of a prominent horticulturist and a design, lifestyle and gardening expert from Japan, and displays a wonderful Japanese design aesthetic and attention to detail. These endearing plants are friendly to seasoned gardeners and beginners alike, and easy to grow and care for, once you know how. This reference and growing guide covers over 100 different Tillandsia varieties, and gives you all the information you need to select your plants and make them thrive.
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Living with Air Plants is the perfect introduction to the world of Tillandsia and the many ways they can be used to design and upgrade your home or work space. It is the work of a prominent horticulturist and a design, lifestyle and gardening expert from Japan, and displays a wonderful Japanese design aesthetic and attention to detail.

These endearing plants are friendly to seasoned gardeners and beginners alike, and easy to grow and care for, once you know how. This reference and growing guide covers over 100 different Tillandsia varieties, and gives you all the information you need to select your plants and make them thrive.

In this book, you'll learn about: The various types of Tillandsia plants and their characteristics Growth cycles and preferred environments Air plant care and selection Propagating/dividing plants from cuttings Enjoying and displaying Tillandsia in all sorts of spaces Beautiful photos of air plants in personal spaces will inspire you to create your own mini indoor garden. These stylish, low-maintenance plants pair well with succulents and terrariums--two other popular container gardening trends. If you love the idea of adding quirky greenery to your life, these are the plants to try--and this is the book to get you started!

Includes index.

Originally published in Japanese in 2016.

Living with Air Plants is the perfect introduction to the world of Tillandsia and the many ways they can be used to design and upgrade your home or work space. It is the work of a prominent horticulturist and a design, lifestyle and gardening expert from Japan, and displays a wonderful Japanese design aesthetic and attention to detail. These endearing plants are friendly to seasoned gardeners and beginners alike, and easy to grow and care for, once you know how. This reference and growing guide covers over 100 different Tillandsia varieties, and gives you all the information you need to select your plants and make them thrive.

Cultivating air plants -- The fun of displaying your air plants -- Air plant reference guide.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Kashima, a botanist, and Matsuda, a garden writer, offer a helpful guide to ornamental air plants-species capable of drawing most of the nutrients they require from the air-that's so beautifully photographed it's nearly guaranteed to turn casual page-turners into rabid fanciers of the family Tillandsia. Especially appealing are the reference and source guides in the last of the book's three sections, which picture 118 air plants-notably including the rare T. "Peru Inca Gold," the aptly named T. ionantha "Fat Boy," and the fine-leaved T. andreana. As the authors explain, Tillandsia come big or small, tiny or trailing, wispy or abundant, with only silver or green leaves. Most of all, they are easy to care for: just a spritz of water (absorbed through the leaves), ventilation (no closed terraria, please), and a splash of sunlight filtered through an obstruction like lace curtains (don't burn those leaves). After laying out the characteristics and charm of air plants, Kashima and Matsuda delve into rooting, flowering, and displaying, explaining how to use air plants on a tablescape, as a welcome bouquet at the door, wired to a limb, or flying on a mobile. Tillandsia beginners and experts alike will be encouraged and delighted. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.