Air Plants: The Curious World of Tillandsias

Air Plants: The Curious World of Tillandsias

by Zenaida Sengo, Caitlin Atkinson
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Air Plants: The Curious World of Tillandsias by Zenaida Sengo

“In this beautiful book, artist Zenaida Sengo has provided inspiration for designing and living with tillandsias.” —Flora Grubb

Air Plants, by Zenaida Sengo shows how simple and rewarding it is to grow, craft, and design with these modern beauties. Decorating with air plants is made easy with stunning photographs that showcase ideas for using them mounted on walls, suspended from the ceiling, as living bows and jewelry, as screens, and in unique containers, like leather pouches, dishes, and baskets. Six step-by-step projects include a wood mount, a wall hook, lasso-and-hook wiring, a ceramic-frame garden, and three unique terrariums.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604696516
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 583,474
File size: 60 MB
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About the Author

Zenaida Sengo is an artist and horticulturist in San Francisco. When she was an art student, her love of the natural world inspired her painting and drawing, and now in her tiny San Francisco apartment she suspends orchids and bromeliads from the ceiling and nestles them amidst other epiphytic plants, rocks, and minerals. She works with tillandsias at the acclaimed Flora Grubb Gardens, creating designs that integrate plants in and around the home. At other times Zenaida can be found farther afield, rock climbing and alpine camping in Northern California.

Caitlin Atkinson is an accomplished freelance photographer and stylist, capturing and creating gardens, interiors, and still life. Her photography has appeared in Martha Stewart Living, Elle Decor, Dwell, Garden Design Magazine, and Sunset magazine. She splits her time between the Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California. See more of her work at on Instagram @mscaitlinatkinson and at 

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Air Plants: The Curious World of Tillandsias 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Air Plants - The Curious World of Tillandsias Author: Zenaida Sengo Published: 10-21-14 Publisher: Timber Press Pages: 224 Genre: Home & Garden Sub Genre: Crafts & Hobbies; House Plants; Landscaping ISBN: 9781604694895 ASIN: B00PD5BNO4 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 5 Stars . As I grow older my thumb is not quite as black as it once was. If fact it is on the lighter side of grayish-green these days. At one time the only things guaranteed to grow in my home were cactus, violets and air plants. Luckily they come in a variety of colors and species so I always had a riot of color in my home. It was a hard won battle which thanks to the advice of my local florist I won. These beautiful and lovely plants are shown in some absolutely beautiful photographs. There are easy to understand instructions on how to care for these exotic plants. How to care for them if they become infected with either a blight of some kind or insect infestation. An important book for your gardening shelf or if you like looking at colorful pictures that will stimulate the eyes and your desire to own more of these versatile plants.
finchmama More than 1 year ago
Well written, beautiful photos. Easy to follow instructions . Extremely informative and helpful. Been looking for something like this forever. Great book.