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.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
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
About the Author 249
About the Illustrator 250