Make your home a healthier and more beautiful place to be with Hilton Carter’s inspirational ideas.
"Hilton Carter's love for plants is infectious... His lush and exuberant displays are inspiring reminders that plants can be so much more than neat little containers on a window sill." Grace Bonney, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Design*Sponge
Take a tour through Hilton’s own apartment and other lush spaces, filled with a huge array of thriving plants, and learn all you need to know to create your own urban jungle. As the owner of over 200 plants, Hilton feels strongly about the role of plants in one’s home—not just for the beauty they add, but for health benefits as well: ‘having plants in your home not only adds life, but changes the airflow throughout. It’s also a key design element when styling your place. For me, it wasn’t about just having greenery, but having the right variety of greenery. I like to see the different textures of foliage all grouped together. You take a fiddle leaf fig and sandwich it between a birds of paradise and a monstera and.... yes!’ You will be armed with the know-how you need to care for your plants, where to place them, how to propagate, how to find the right pot, and much more, and most importantly, how to arrange them so that they look their best. Combine sizes and leaf shapes to stunning effect, grow your own succulents from leaf cuttings, create your own air plant display, and more.
|Publisher:||Ryland Peters & Small|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Hilton Carter is a director, editor, and fine artist, who loves making things with his hands. He is passionate about plants—his apartment is filled with over 200—and has a loyal following on Instagram (@hiltoncarter) where he shares his knowledge of plant care and styling. Hilton is based in Baltimore, MD.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is fantastic!! I read through the whole thing in one sitting, and I'm keeping it on my shelf for future reference. Having Hilton Carter's advice as a guide on when to re-pot, when to fertilize, and what types of plants like what kind of light helps me feel confident in bringing more plants into my life. It's also helped me realize that I'm *not* cut out for a fiddle leaf fig, and that's ok! I've got my eye on a rubber plant next :)