The mass migration -- Our need for nature -- We only love what we notice -- When a tree falls in the forest -- A human history of houseplants -- Getting to know your plants -- How to make a plant love you -- Cultivating your personal green space.
When environmental scientist Summer Rayne Oakes moved to Brooklyn from the Pennsylvania countryside, she knew that bringing plants into her apartment was her only chance to stay sane. She found them by the side of the road, in long-forgotten window boxes, at farmers' markets, and in local garden shops. She found ways to shelve, hang, tuck, anchor, secure, and suspend them. She even installed 150-foot expandable hose that connects to pipes under her kitchen sink, so she only has to spend about a half-hour a day tending to her plants--an activity that she describes as a "moving meditation."
Physical Description:183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm