Subtitle A Plant-Care & Self-Care Guide for the Modern Houseplant Parent

Kamili Bell Hill
Price $26.99 / £18.99
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In Happy Plants, Happy You, author Kamili Bell Hill of @PlantBlerd shows you that spending quality time with your plants is spending quality time with yourself.

Houseplants are so much more than a living decorative accent for your home or a relaxing hobby, and caring for houseplants should not be a mindless task. Instead, it’s an opportunity to check in with yourself as you check in with your plants. You’ll learn how houseplants can help you avoid burnout and bring a healthy focus to your own self-care. As it turns out, when you tend to your houseplants, you’re also tending to yourself. 

Houseplants have a lot of lessons to teach about relationships and the importance of a little give and take, including how to focus on the ones who love you back and how—like getting rid of a dead leaf or a mealybug—sometimes you gotta cut bait and bail on relationships that are bringing you down. Author Kamili Bell Hill used houseplants to exit the stress highway that was overtaking her life and she knows they can do the same for you. 

Easy houseplant-care tips to help build your confidence in growing, combined with wise and witty words on everything from managing “devil-spawn fungus gnats” to making your houseplant leaves shine like the top of the Chrysler Building, Happy Plants, Happy You is part self-exploration, part houseplant handbook. In a nutshell, it’s a plant-based roadmap to a happier you

You’ll get the lowdown on:

  • How to choose the right plants for you as a person, not just for your growing conditions
  • Advice on avoiding “vampire relationships” with plants (and people!) that suck you dry
  • A wish list of the best tools for houseplant parents 
  • How to date several plants before settling on the best ones for you
  • The art of letting go of things that aren’t thriving
  • Giving up on the illusion of control—and being totally okay with it

As your plants grow, you will too. Houseplants are a guilt-free path to peace, and the result of stepping into an intentional plant-care/self-care routine will be happy plants and a happy you.

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Format Paper Over Board 176 Pages
ISBN 9780760379509
Size7.50 in x 9.25 in / 190.50 mm x 234.95 mm
Published Date September 5th, 2023
Kamili Bell Hill
Kamili Bell Hill combines her love of plants and design to curate a brand and community known as PlantBlerd where she partners beautiful houseplants with simple care information and words of encouragement, using engaging language and humor that is widely relatable. PlantBlerd serves as both a style and a growing guide. After noticing a lack of social media platforms highlighting houseplant collectors that look like her, she established BlackPeople.wPlants which features Black houseplant collectors from around the world. Kamili is a voracious reader, a lover of the arts, and a certified Potter Head (as in Harry Potter). She put a career in law on hold to pursue her true passion of interior design and quickly realized the important role plants play in her clients’ designs.
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