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Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants)

Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants)

Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants)

Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants)

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Overview

Planty practices to grow your way to happier, more peaceful life

Discover the power of plants to help you disconnect from the stress and anxiety of modern life and grow more joy in your world. Filled with practices to help plant lovers step away from their screens and cultivate delight and peace of mind with plants, Growing Joy is your guide to transforming plant care into self-care.

In easy to read, light-hearted chapters, author Maria Failla, host of the beloved podcast Bloom and Grow Radio, explores the science behind our love of plants and shares how that humble aloe plant on your windowsill can unlock a world of wellness and delight. With ideas and tips both big and small—from simply making a habit of looking at a plant before looking at a screen in the morning to creating a plant-infused restorative retreat in your home—Growing Joy will help you create a meaningful wellness practice rooted in nature and connection. And of course, there’s some plant care tips in there too to make sure both you and your green friends thrive!

Whether you’re a plant parent pro or the anxious owner of a single, not-dead-yet succulent, Growing Joy will help you reconnect with yourself, bring more smiles to your face and peace in your heart, and inspire a lifelong relationship with plants that will keep you blooming and growing.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250814890
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/2022
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 62,465
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

MARIA FAILLA is a New York based “plant killer turned happy plant lady” on a mission to make the world a kinder and greener place by helping everyone successfully care for houseplants. A former Broadway performer, Maria now uses her voice to help her community of thousands of “plant friends” care for plants successfully, grow their indoor jungles, and cultivate more joy in their lives through the Bloom and Grow Radio Podcast, Youtube Channel and Garden Party Community Platform. Maria’s passion for plants has been featured by Access Live, Good Morning America, Refinery 29, Apartment Therapy, The Washington Post, and TimeOut New York. Plants, and the lessons that have come from caring for them, have been the single most impactful wellness tool in Maria’s life, and she hopes Growing Joy helps empower others to experience the incredible shifts that come from reconnecting with nature and yourself and to stay curious and always growing.

SAMANTHA LEUNG is an artist and designer based out of Seattle, Washington. She is a self-taught Plant Lady that believes in the kindness and joy that comes with caring for and gifting plants. She designs botanical-inspired accessories and homewares for her business, HEMLEVA, which she started in 2013. You can currently find Samantha's designs in over 400 shops all over the world. Samantha and her products have been featured in Refinery29, Apartment Therapy, Style Me Pretty, Adobe, Shops by Instagram, Elle Magazine, Design Sponge, "The Mindy Project" & more! In her free time, Samantha enjoys baking, reading, traveling, and dreaming up what's next for HEMLEVA.

Table of Contents

A Note from the Author ix

Introduction: It's Growing Season, Baby 1

How This Book Works 7

1 Rooted in Routine 13

2 The Great Outdoors 36

3 Engage Your Senses 54

4 Plant Seeds of Delight 86

5 Celebrate Your Plant/Life Parallels 100

6 Make More Plants, Grow More Joy 116

7 The Power of Flowers 130

8 Plants + the Home 137

9 Know Yourself, Grow Yourself 156

10 The Dark Side 171

11 Growing Together 184

12 Grow Joy. Grow Kindness. 201

Appendix: Plant Killer to Plant Person Crash Course: Plant Care Basics 211

Resources to Cultivate Curiosity 237

Acknowledgments 243

About the Author 249

About the Illustrator 250

Notes 251

Index 257

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