Indoor Plant Decor Book and Giveaway

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Baumle book
To celebrate the release of their new book Indoor Plant Decor, co-authors Jenny Peterson and Kylee Baumle are having an online celebration via GGW and several other garden blogs. GGW’s door prize is a $25 gift certificate to Logee’s, a mail-order source of rare and unusual plants. The photo above shows the book on my own kitchen windowsill.

logees catalog

All you have to do to qualify is post a comment below that has to do with the book’s topic, i.e. why you’d like to win, what indoor plant you’ve had the best luck growing, etc. The winner will be chosen randomly on May 12 and notified by email. Please note that Logee’s ships ONLY to US addresses, so if you live elsewhere, you’re not eligible.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book to review. I’m also friends with the authors. They’re extremely nice women and highly talented garden designers. There’s even a photo Kylee took in my own home on page 119, and a succulent composition by a designer I recommended, Laura Eubanks, on the back cover. So don’t take my word that this is a lovely little book—a quick read with lots of inspiring photos and easy-to-accomplish ideas—take P. Allen Smith’s instead: “Kylee Baumle and Jenny Peterson’s passion for designing with indoor plants makes them the perfect guides to help us make new, fresh and stylish additions to every room. The brilliance of Indoor Plant Decor is its clarity in communicating their creative ideas.”

catalog pages

This two-page spread in the Logee’s catalog shows a few of the succulents they offer. I don’t have any of these, nor do any brick-and-mortar nurseries I know of. Logee’s also offers numerous other kinds of plants, so the $25 gift certificate is nothing to sneeze at. Remember: Comment by May 12 in order to enter to win.

Don’t you love virtual parties? Drop into these other participating blog sites in your jammies with no makeup on, to see what they have to say and to increase your odds of winning:

Steve Asbell - The Rainforest Garden
Rebecca Sweet – Gossip in the Garden
Carolyn Binder - Cowlick Cottage Farm
Shawna Coronado - The Casual Gardener
Charlotte Germane - dirt du jour
Pam Penick - Digging
Stacy Risenmay - Not Just a Housewife
Christina Salwitz - Personal Garden Coach
Erin Schanen - The Impatient Gardener

Now, go forth and comment!

 

 

Debra Lee Baldwin
Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored the Timber Press bestsellers Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified. Debra is a regular contributor to Sunset and other publications, and her own half-acre garden near San Diego has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens. Debra specializes in showing how to use architectural, waterwise and easy-care succulents in a wide variety of appealing and creative applications. www.debraleebaldwin.com.
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Judy May 7, 2013, 2:09 am

I love house plants, in other people’s homes. Mine usually look neglected, because they are! I keep trying though, and it looks like this book has some great ideas and suggestions.

Candy Suter May 7, 2013, 2:23 am

Well, well well, looks like another great book to get! I would like to get some ideas on growing some of my plants indoors. Right now I grow a big Haworthia, euphorbia and Pony Tail palm fairly well indoors.

RaeAnne May 7, 2013, 2:25 am

I have not had much luck with plants, but really want to create a healthier home by having more plants to purify the air. How much better if you can do that stylishly!

lisa May 7, 2013, 3:05 am

indoor garden decor – in my mind – it is things found in nature that don’t require watering! pine cones, shells, driftwood, specimen rocks, etc – i save the plants for outdoors! of course i live in san diego – so this is the easiest option!

Julie Kroske May 7, 2013, 4:56 am

Live the blog and the book! My favorite houseplant I’d the Christmas Cactus because I have two blooming right now. Always a surprise to me! I was just Telly husband the I need to plant the antique terrarium that is setting in the dining room. The problem is, I don’t know where to start. I think thus gift card would be the start of a great thing! Thanks for the opportunity

bev May 7, 2013, 5:26 am

I have had good luck with begonias. I grow them indoors primarily to overwinter them, but they seem to be happy with the low light and room temps, although watering can be tricky.

Debbie May 7, 2013, 5:33 am

Hope springs eternal in my home…perhaps this book will inspire my indoor plant adventures to go past African violets and a single bromeliad. The Crown of Thorns looks like a hydrangea…beautiful pics.

Audrey Glenski May 7, 2013, 5:34 am

I have had many house plants over the years, some, I honestly don’t even know their names!! Which is one reason I would love to learn more about house plant decor; House plants are a passion of mine and I learn more & more through Gardening Gone Wild, I love it!

sally green May 7, 2013, 6:29 am

Thanks to Logee’s, a Murraya koenigii, aka curry leaf plant, or should I say a beautiful ten year old 4′ tree, was the first of my indoor edible plant collection. With their heavenly aroma, I toss the curry leaves into every kind of dish, not just curries. Every year I’ve watched Logee’s move beyond the traditional lemons and limes to include crazier and crazier things in their catalog: mangoes, mulberries and star fruit! It’s an indoor growing obsession!

Belinda May 7, 2013, 6:36 am

I have been following the news of this book’s release for months now. Kylee Baumle writes a gardening column for a newpaper in the county where I work…so…Congrats for the completion of this labor of love and best wishes for professional success. I have had household plants my entire life. The oldest plant that I have kept alive is a rattail cactus that is now 25 years old and have also given many starts to others. I also have a 14 year old weeping fig tree.

Jenny May 7, 2013, 6:37 am

Although my garden is filled with plants and flowers my house is sadly neglected. Time for that to change. This book should help me get started and a gift certificate would certainly be appreciated.

Priscilla Purinton May 7, 2013, 6:55 am

I have over 100 plants inside my house and am always looking for new ways to display them. Can’t wait to see this book!

commonweeder May 7, 2013, 7:03 am

I am so thrilled to hear about this book. I am not a great indoor gardener so it is no surprise that that my most successful plants indoors are succulents. Right now I have an ancient and huge orchid cactus that has burst into loads of brilliant red bloom. My Christmas cactus is always a wonder! And last spring, inspired by Debra Lee Baldwin I planted a bowl of succulents which is doing magnificently. Last summer I made and planted a hypertufa trough with un-named succulents. It lives in an unheated room during the winter so I guess I can count it as a houseplant too. Can’t wait to see the book.

Kathryn S May 7, 2013, 7:29 am

I have never had any luck getting a really lovely flowering indoor plant to succeed. I think with a few tips my little apartment would be a friendlier place.

Ally May 7, 2013, 7:59 am

This book has made me realize that my house plants are a little lacking in the style department. Time to try some new ideas.

Patrick May 7, 2013, 8:28 am

Looks like a beautiful book. A well placed plant should be more thought of as decor, not just a plant.

Cindy P May 7, 2013, 8:30 am

I have a love/hate relationship with indoor plants. Gotta have them, don’t like the care many of them take. Indoor dryness issues, dreaded infestations of mites, stained furniture from water leaks and splashes. But when they are thriving they are beautiful. I’ve learned to look at indoor plants as disposable. Enjoy them while they are doing well, and toss them when they don’t. Is that wrong? I’d love this new book, maybe they can help me with my plant abandonment issues.

Lizzy May 7, 2013, 8:42 am

I have moved and would love to win so I could get some ideas for my new house. I have extensive gardens outside but no plants inside and it would be nice to plan an indoor landscape.

Diane Fargen May 7, 2013, 9:31 am

I love the shells used as a planter. I would love to see this book. I really would like to see their gardens too! I am sure they have some real treasures there.

heather May 7, 2013, 9:33 am

Love the ideas in this book. Excited to be able to “move” inside when the Dallas heat begins to blast in July……… no need for dirt withdraw this year!!!!

Phillip May 7, 2013, 9:52 am

The book sounds great. I’m not as good with houseplants as I am with outdoor plants (we have an old drafty house) but I keep trying. I was very excited to have a night blooming cereus bloom recently. I’m particularly interested in succulents.

Katina May 7, 2013, 10:42 am

First I’m going to start off with something not related to the book, but with the post – OH MAH GAWD! LOOK AT THAT WHITE PASSIONFLOWER!

ahem.

I’m really excited about the book – I need some inspiration for decorating with plants.

rainey May 7, 2013, 11:00 am

Love your blog and would love to get some inspiration and help with indoor plants.

Jo Pomeroy May 7, 2013, 11:09 am

I grew up in a home with a huge bay window that my Mother filled with interesting house plants. I was hooked at an early age. I try to give my several houseplants tender loving care and have found those “tried and true” (ha, ha: easy care!) plants that I can form a relationship with. This looks like a beautiful book and I would love a new plant!

Christopher May 7, 2013, 11:45 am

Strange as it sounds, I am growing two orange trees and two tea trees (melaleuca). Other denizens are talisandia (air plants), succulents, spearmint, cacti, and some more traditonal plants. Most of them live in typical pots, though one talisandia lives in and old oil-lantern.

Lee Nora Regus May 7, 2013, 2:20 pm

I garden on over 2 acres, but I am horrible at house plants! I kept several African Violets thriving and alive for over 2 years and then poof! They all died. I think I get busy with the outdoors, and forget about the indoor plants. Hope this book addresses African Violets. I see them and want to buy them but have put myself on indoor plant restrictions for now!

Looking forward to your class at Waterwise Botanicals coming up, Debra. I signed up early and so glad since I hear there is a waiting list! See You Soon!

Laura May 7, 2013, 2:21 pm

I would love to own this book for it’s inspired ideas for hostess gifts: with my huge collection of succulents outside and their new ideas within the pages of the book, I could create some memorable pieces to share.

glenda May 7, 2013, 3:34 pm

Love Logee’s!!!

Amy B May 7, 2013, 3:44 pm

What an interesting idea for a gardening book. I love the idea of bringing a vertical garden indoors. Earlier this week I killed an aloe plant that was in my office by over watering. I think that I will replace it with Mother-in-laws tongue, which I’ve had the best success with over the years.

carolyn May 7, 2013, 4:54 pm

I’m actually trying a couple of orchids! So far I’ve been able to coax a couple phalanopses to bloom a second time.

Faith May 7, 2013, 7:41 pm

Hi Debra Lee- I live next door to you in San Marcos and have attended your class at the botanical garden. I am a little bit new to the succulent world but I am trying hard. I loved the pictures you posted and I would love to start on one of the projects in the book. The gift certificate is a great way to get to know a new supplier and new plants! Thanks.

Sam May 7, 2013, 9:10 pm

I love to garden and extend that to houseplants. A year ago, my favorite hanging plant and Prayer plant nearly died tragically, when our house sitter neglected to water it. We had to compost one, and then have been working on reviving the Prayer plant. It’s just so tiny and we’re not sure how to get it big again. Perhaps it is in mourning still.

Leah Loyer May 7, 2013, 9:27 pm

I don’t do a lot of indoor plants but lately I have bought five new ones. Your book looke like it has some amazing plants and planting ideas in it. I’d love to have it.

Elizabeth May 7, 2013, 9:36 pm

I would love to win this book because I’ve had wonderful luck with outdoor gardening and would love to try my hand with indoor plants, but I know so little about them.

linda g May 7, 2013, 11:49 pm

I have my succulent arrangements on a rotation schedule. One might decorate the entry table for a week or so, living in bright light and no water. Then it goes outside for a while to be refreshed, while something else outside comes in. That way I always have my indoor plant decor! Excited for the new book!

Matthew Di Clemente May 8, 2013, 1:34 am

Crown of Thorns are amazing plants. They bloom all year long. They need hardly any care, hardly even any water! Years ago, you could only find the red and white varieties. Now, there are so many. I think I need them all!

Susanne Drazic May 8, 2013, 9:35 am

CONGRATS to Kylee and Jenny! I think the cover looks really nice. I’ve added the book to my wish list.

I have to admit that I’ve never heard of Logee’s before. Looks like they have some really cool plants.

Susanne
From the Market to the Plate
Putting Words Down On Paper

Roxie May 8, 2013, 10:11 am

I’m redoing my yard, succulents and cactus in the front yard and tropicals in the back yard. Trying to bring unusual to our neighborhood. My only houseplant is a philodendron. So I need all the help I can receive.

Astra May 8, 2013, 10:35 am

We are moving (in 3 weeks!) and so we had a stager in to suggest how to set up the house before it went on the market. Normally, I think they recommend to remove most houseplants to streamline the look, but our cacti and succulents are so structural that they served as good design elements and got to stay in place.

Because we’ve known we’re moving for several months, I haven’t purchased any plants for a while. I’m suffering from withdrawal! Maybe once I’m in my new home in June I’ll grab Peterson and Baumle’s book for ideas!

Diane McCarthy May 8, 2013, 11:06 am

Oh my gosh, I LOVE Logee’s! I love paging through their catalogs. I think my current favorite plant (it changes from week to week) is my burro’s tail sedum. The thing just will not stop growing, and it looks so funky and dramatic!

larissa Haney May 8, 2013, 11:38 pm

I love logees!!! I have a tuberous begonia that is so cool, it is my favorite plant from them. However my favorite house plant is one that was my grandma’s Rhipsalis ceruscula. It is what got me into succulents and into botany.

Steve Maring May 8, 2013, 11:39 pm

I’m always looking for good sources for plants and information! Thanks for sharing!!!

Penny Wetzel May 8, 2013, 11:48 pm

I love the plant selections in Logee’s! In my area it’s hard to find such a wonderful assortment of beautiful plants. Having lost all my indoor plants during a massive power outage during a snow storm a few years ago I have been slowly replacing my plants.

Ray Ritter May 8, 2013, 11:48 pm

I like Logee’s

Mara Aditajs May 8, 2013, 11:52 pm

Unusual plants it is that you have … I must look and see!! There must be something I cannot live without!

Susan from Vista May 8, 2013, 11:57 pm

I find indoor plants challenging since I am usually chasing the sun from the Eastern exposure to the Western exposure, often without the success. Reading about Indoor Plant Decor might be just the thing I need to keep a more healthy balance.

Denise D May 8, 2013, 11:59 pm

Logee’s you could be my newest addiction.

Rebecca May 8, 2013, 11:59 pm

I am really a novice and would love a gift certificate to Logee’s.

Laura green May 9, 2013, 12:08 am

Thanks for the tip on Logees. I’m new to the succulent gardening and get most of my plants at Lowes/Home Depot. I will be checking out Logees for some interesting additions. I already have 2 of your books …love them!

Rikki May 9, 2013, 12:13 am

I have just started to grow succulents. I love these beautiful plants, the more unusual the better!

Lori Key May 9, 2013, 12:27 am

I am looking forward to reading “Indoor Plant Décor” soon. We moved into a new home last year and I’m looking for some unique indoor plants that are also cat friendly. The book will give me the ideas for decorating and the gift certificate will help me fund it. As a Placer County Master Gardener I never know when one of our clients will ask about indoor plants….though this isn’t necessarily our focus. Right now my focus is on planting my spring garden……

AnneMarie Crske May 9, 2013, 12:28 am

I’m very excited that your new book on Succulents is finally put! I have a front yard the size of half acre and we need some good design ideas with full sun low water plants.

Renie May 9, 2013, 12:32 am

I just moved in to a large, lovely apartment with my boyfriend. It may be a sea of boxes now, but we are gradually building a place of warmth and comfort together. With my ample windowsill space and giant patio, I plan to introduce an array of beautiful plant life. I won’t feel home until then!

Michael Romero May 9, 2013, 12:33 am

Sanseveria are bullet proof for growing indoors, we water ours only once per month.
It would be a treat to win this book.

Irma Ornelas-Woo May 9, 2013, 12:34 am

Hi, I had never heard of Logee’s before but very happy to have found out about you. Looking forward to adding to my succulent, cactus & plant collections from you in the future. LOVE what I have seen so far-beautiful all around.

Cindy May 9, 2013, 12:36 am

Can’t wait to see some fresh ideas for houseplants.

jane May 9, 2013, 12:54 am

What a great idea. I think I could use this book. Right now I just put plants wherever I can find a spot with enough light. I love Sanseveria and I bet they have some great ideas on how to use them.

Susana May 9, 2013, 12:56 am

I’m new to succulents and love them! Hope to win the gift certificate, so i can get the book.
Thanks!
Susana

Erin May 9, 2013, 1:04 am

Great blog! I love being inspired by others’ creativity. I need to do a better job with my houseplants. Maybe this will help me!

Deborah West May 9, 2013, 1:36 am

Looking forward to reading, “indoor plant decor” & checking out Logee’s catalog. That is a new company I was not aware of. Thanks Debra Lee Baldwin!

Ariel Perks May 9, 2013, 2:01 am

Hello Debra,

This is wonderful! I want to learn more about indoor plant decor. Unfortunately, I can’t qualify to win the giveaway since I already moved to Australia. Anyway, I would still like to buy this book online if it’s already available.

Judy Tillson May 9, 2013, 2:08 am

Gorgeous cover, can’t wait to see the inside!

Chrissie V. May 9, 2013, 3:20 am

Oh, WOW! Logee’s, where have you been all my life :) Seriously, we bought our Fixer-upper a couple of years ago and are starting the “plants” phase of reno (indoors and out). Even if I don’t win the giveaway I will probably become a customer as I’m already drooling over the selection in their catalog.

Jan Wilhelm May 9, 2013, 4:07 am

I went to Logee’s website. Looks like they have some very nice plants. Have lots of things I need to do in my garden. I will definitely keep Logee’s in mind.

LAJ May 9, 2013, 5:08 am

Oh, wow, I think I see a stapelia-like flower in the catalog! I love those things and would love to have some as my very own photographic subjects, since the botanic garden only has one variety! Would they be too stinky indoors, or in a small enclosed patio, though…?

Bill Boehner May 9, 2013, 5:17 am

The plants in my office hardly qualify as “decor”. This looks like a good read for me!

Linda Jones May 9, 2013, 5:33 am

Wishing Kylee Baumle the best of luck with her book. Haven’t heard of Logee’s.

Linda Jones May 9, 2013, 5:35 am

Oops, best wishes to Jenny Peterson, too! (Put this all in one comment)

Glenda Horn May 9, 2013, 6:20 am

My most prolific success is my pair of Christmas cacti. Every 2 weeks I get a new set of leaves, so they have more than quadrupled in size -twice- since last summer, when I got cuttings from a yard sale. Miracle Gro soil seems to be the bomb. It’s what the seller was adamant about. Looking forward to getting Logee’s catalog, and hoping for the certificate. Thank you for the opportunity, Debra!

Karen Cayce May 9, 2013, 6:50 am

I have been so busy trying to get my plants in outside, now it is time to look inside! Thanks for the wonderful inspirations and ideas!

Karen Lucas May 9, 2013, 7:33 am

I’ve always loved plants since I was a young child and have been especially interested in propagation. This love has carried over to the present time, and I am now a grandmother in my 60s.

My biggest love is succulents. I was introduced to them about 4 years ago after my son left his collection on my back patio, while he was moving. And there they sat all summer, whispering my name, calling out to me. I pinched a little here and there, and became addicted to them, as plant addicts do. lol.

Since I am now on social security, propagation is even more important since I have little money to purchase plants. I am also making small dish gardens and trying to sell them on the side to supplement my income, but this is a big feat because I don’t have a greenhouse. I also live in Ohio, and it gets rainy spells, so I have to watch that my plants won’t rot–I already made THAT mistake. :) I now put them on “party” tables, in front of the inside garage door and leave the door up in the summer. It faces the southwest, so it’s a perfect location. If it starts raining, I simply shut the garage door. In the winter I put them “to bed” under lights in the basement.

My favorites are Echeverias. (I drool over the Echeveria gibbiflora var. carunculata, which unfortunately, will always be out of my price range.) I also love Lithops. This is the first year that I didn’t lose even one, after the winter. Yay!

I can’t wait to look up Logee’s website, and to read the book. I need all the decorating tips I can get!

Karen Lucas May 9, 2013, 7:38 am

I’ve always loved plants since I was a young child and have been especially interested in propagation. This love has carried over to the present time, and I am now a grandmother in my 60s.

My biggest love is succulents. I was introduced to them about 4 years ago after my son left his collection on my back patio, while he was moving. And there they sat all summer, whispering my name, calling out to me. I pinched a little here and there, and became addicted to them, as plant addicts do. lol.

Since I am now on social security, propagation is even more important since I have little money to purchase plants. I am also making small dish gardens and trying to sell them on the side to supplement my income, but this is a big feat because I don’t have a greenhouse. I also live in Ohio, and it gets rainy spells, so I have to watch that my plants won’t rot–I already made THAT mistake. :) I now put them on “party” tables, in front of the inside garage door and leave the door up in the summer. It faces the southwest, so it’s a perfect location. If it starts raining, I simply shut the garage door. In the winter I put them “to bed” under lights in the basement.

My favorites are Echeverias. (I drool over the Echeveria gibbiflora var. carunculata, which unfortunately, will always be out of my price range.) I also love Lithops. This is the first year that I didn’t lose even one, after the winter. Yay!

Now I’m starting to get into Orchids, too.
I can’t wait to look up Logee’s website, and to read the book. I need all the decorating tips I can get!

Carol Vernon May 9, 2013, 7:58 am

Love looking at the amazing photo’s …gives me such inspiration..

Janet May 9, 2013, 8:00 am

Logee’s is in my home state, CT! I heard about it from a customer years ago. They were know for their incredible begonias.
A must visit! And, looks like a great book to have for any gardener.

James Benedetti May 9, 2013, 8:12 am

I just finish my yard and used mainly succulents and water wise plants. I also used a subtereanean inline drip system at 18″ on center spacing. I am looking forward to see it fill in.

Sharon May 9, 2013, 8:16 am

This looks like an amazing catalog. Living in a sub-tropical climate (FL Keys), I would love to include more tropical and rare plants. The Passion flower on the cover is amazing.

Phyllis May 9, 2013, 8:19 am

I’ve been a fan of Logee’s for years, especially their begonias. My favorite succulent this month is the echeveria – love the symmetry.

Katie Stewart May 9, 2013, 8:21 am

I have always loved tropicals. I lived for a number of years in Singapore and that tropicals there are awesome. I have a large ponytail that I really enjoy.I make hypertufa pots and have made it a special one…it seems to love it as it has grown alot.Congratulations on your book. I will look for it.

Debbi Nelson May 9, 2013, 8:23 am

That book looks Amazing and I really need to go through that catalog for some more variety on my plants. I am so hooked on succulents, thanks to Debra Lee Baldwin!

Denise Germer May 9, 2013, 8:51 am

Wow, congrats on the book what an accomplishment for you all. You went our and made it happen. Enjoy this moment.

Lisa Ruman May 9, 2013, 9:19 am

My new favorite website to visit. Great ideas and beautiful plants!

Claudia D'Attellis May 9, 2013, 9:24 am

I have to say my favorite of the many house plants I have to date is my staghorn fern. I absolutely adore how each new leaf that forms, sometimes subtly but sometimes dramatically changes the form of the plant. It’s my favorite conversation piece in my kitchen.

Shirley F. May 9, 2013, 9:55 am

I’m glad to see a book celebrating houseplants since my first “gardening” experience was with houseplants. I still keep and enjoy a few, including a 9′ ficus that has traveled almost 6,000 miles through five moves with me.

Pamela Graham May 9, 2013, 10:54 am

Love love my orchids, the gifts that keep on giving! Thanks for the opportunity! Happy Gardening, Pamie G. New Braunfels, Texas

Mary Abbring May 9, 2013, 11:10 am

Indoor gardening has made this cold and rainy West Michigan spring bearable. I love being able to get my hands dirty even when the weather is not cooperating.

Marlene May 9, 2013, 2:27 pm

Dipped my gardening toe into the water and bought my first succulents for the garden.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Marlene Nagle May 9, 2013, 3:52 pm

It would be double the fun to both have some interesting ideas for indoor plant decor with some new and interesting plants not available locally.

Karen Sturges May 9, 2013, 5:33 pm

Love Logee’s! Order from them all the time. My best purchases have been the Sansevierias. Looking forward to ‘Indoor Plant Decor’!

BT May 9, 2013, 6:32 pm

I’ve finally started fertilizing my houseplants regularly and man oh man, is that making a difference! I love looking over at my window sills now. Would love to check out this book and get a gift certificate to get something new to pamper.

sandy May 9, 2013, 6:39 pm

I have not heard of Logee’s, but would love to have their book! I have been growing houseplants for 20 years now and i must say the Cacti are the easiest for me to grow. Every year i try to grow what i call “dumbcane” but have not had any luck with this plant. But every year I kept trying. So you see i still need the advise of the experts! Good luck to everyone!!!

Peggy May 9, 2013, 10:57 pm

I would love to know which plants I can grow in the house, especially succulents. Indoor Plant Decor sounds like the perfect answer – and I am definitely going to check out Logee’s catalogue to add to my growing succulent garden.

Barb Roberts May 10, 2013, 3:07 am

I do not know Logee’s but any purveyor of rare and unusual plants is a new friend waiting to be met. For Christmas I designed a succulent garden in a planter to give to my husband for his office. Love it, but I am loving all the inspirational ideas I’m getting from my favorite gardening blogs and books.

KimT May 10, 2013, 9:33 am

I have fallen in love with the Euphorbia Geroldii. It is a thornless version of the Crown of thorns. This plant keeps blooming almost year round. It makes a great hanging plant or you can keep it trimmed back. Bright reddish flowers. They are being sold by Desert Creations a small nursery that sells at cactus and succulent shows. It is really a hardy plant. I wish I could attach a picture.

Judy Reed May 10, 2013, 12:07 pm

Who among us that loves plants doesn’t love books about plants and how to display them?? Mine would think they’d died (figuratively) and gone to heaven, I think, if I were actually to display them in some lovely elegant manner!!! And of course Logee’s is the best – true plant lust fodder.

Cathy R. May 10, 2013, 1:28 pm

My favorite houseplant is the string of pearls. Its easy to care for, has an attractive and unusual form, and its easy to propagate.

Carolyn May 10, 2013, 5:48 pm

I have 5 gorgeous agaves that have a mother shoot-I’m looking for some great replacements – maybe you have them.

Danny May 11, 2013, 10:12 am

I don’t have a lot of experience on houseplants but this is really encouraging me to try it out again! Great giveaway!

Debbi Nelson May 11, 2013, 10:22 am

really do need this!!

Rama Nayeri May 11, 2013, 10:30 am

I want to win this book because I want to learn more about indoor appropriate plants.

Laurie (Fleurie) Garza May 11, 2013, 10:33 am

I would love to win this! Indoor gardening is my weak point in growing. Outdoors, can grow anything, inside, not so much.

Karen May 11, 2013, 10:35 am

Would love to add some “exotic” plants to my desert landscape. What an inspiration you all are to me!

Larissa May 11, 2013, 10:35 am

My comment disappeared :( I love logees! I have a caudiform begonia from them. My favorite house plants are rhipsalis though.

Bill B May 11, 2013, 10:43 am

My wife and i have been adding more and more succulents to our gardenscape. Today we will be planting a new container. I would like to replant some of the pots in my office that need replanting and hope to replant a couple of them with succlents including a Crown of Thorns. I am eaager to see this book!

Shawn May 11, 2013, 10:56 am

I live in a condo filled with plants from several types of ferns to succulents and cacti. I’m always looking for ideas on new plants and containers!

shireen May 11, 2013, 11:11 am

Having lived in an apartment for many years, I deeply appreciate the need for indoor gardening.Plants light up a space. They refresh and rejuvenate. They clean the air. There are so many ways to do it, but people need to understand how to care for their plants by supplying the right levels of light, moisture, and nutrients. I really hope this book addresses these issues. I’ve grown aquatic plants in aquariums under lights, botanical terrariums, African violets, Sinningia, and succulents under lights. The south window is reserved for light-loving plants like my carnivorous plants and lithops, the north window for ferns and moss terrariums. Each plant has a place in a home, so many possibilities! :)

Jan Brider May 11, 2013, 11:24 am

Can’t wait to see the book! See you Friday at Waterwise!

Diana Clark May 11, 2013, 11:41 am

I’ve been collecting succulents since I was 10 and especially covet rare, exotic, and weird-looking ones. I’m also a global traveler, and when I travel I always visit gardens.The tropical gardens throughout Southeast Asia are among my favorites. Right now I am totally homebound, due to a recent serious accident … but the next best thing to travelling would be to curl up with this gorgeous and informative book and pore over every photograph and word on every page. I would be transported to another land!

Jeavonna Chapman May 11, 2013, 12:48 pm

Thanks for the chance to win Kylee and Jen’s book. Best of luck to everyone.

Carol Yemola May 11, 2013, 2:09 pm

I’ve had the best luck growing my cactus. I started them years ago on a lark by buying a pack of seeds. It was really interesting watching them go from pea sized balls to 2 feet tall.

Amy Jarratt May 11, 2013, 2:52 pm

Thank you for this giveaway.Logee’s has beautiful & different plants

Solducky May 11, 2013, 2:59 pm

I have actually spent the last 3 years learning to garden outside, and would like to branch out so to speak, and start tending to houseplants! I need more greenery especially during those barren winter months. My kids would love it too.

Merrilee 'Annie' Morgan May 11, 2013, 3:33 pm

I’m looking forward to this book to get new plant ideas to add to the house in addition to the old tried-and-true ones I’ve had for years. I also need help in displaying my houseplants more attractively. And I’m hoping there will be tips and tricks on care to help those plants that aren’t doing as well as they should.

kristin May 11, 2013, 8:00 pm

Love the pictures from this book. Growing more all the time.

Nelly May 12, 2013, 6:12 am

Gardening is one of my favorite things to do! It just releases my stress away and it feels so peaceful. Thanks for the recommendations of these books, will surely check this out!

Lydia Plunk May 12, 2013, 1:26 pm

Indoor plants are like first love. Ephemeral. But once the heart is broken up to the possibility of real love, one should try, try again- until love roots and becomes real.

Lorrene May 12, 2013, 2:28 pm

I could REALLY use some good new houseplant ideas! I’m going to check out this book.

Jennifer May 12, 2013, 2:56 pm

Thanks for the extension. I would love to explore Logees offerings!

(Hm. Need to get on their mailing list!)

Jennifer May 12, 2013, 3:11 pm

“has to do with the topic”
Gee, if I want to win, I’d better pay attention.

After living in the Phoenix area for 5 years, I just learned this winter the reason why I’ve been losing most of my potted succulents. Even arid adapted plants need to open and close their stomata to ‘breathe’ and when temps are excessive, they can’t complete this process and they die.

I have an annual tradition of pulling all my tender plants up to the house and inside when we get to the cold temps in winter (last year I had an inch of ice on my stock tank pond, it does get cold here) and now I am planning on a similar rotation of my succulents in late August, when we typically get temps over 110 degrees both day and night for up to two weeks… This is when the deaths have occurred.

I am looking forward to less end-of-summer heartbreak and have been buying succulents like crazy with this new knowledge. (much to the dismay of my hubby!)

So. I think that’s a topical comment! Put me in the drawing!

debby doolittle May 12, 2013, 3:22 pm

I’ve been making succulent dish gardens for over a year — Logee’s has great advice on pests and plant ailments.

Hjordis Owens May 12, 2013, 4:51 pm

Many years ago I found that in my home, with window shutters, Aftrican Violets were just too difficult for me to grow – much as I loved them.

Since that time, I’ve grown to love Bromeliads and they are VERY easy to grow indoors with lots or little light. Some don’t even need dirt, most don’t need fertilizer, they hold their own water in the vases of those like the Neoregia bromeliads (some broms only need misting) and they hardly ever have a problem with pests. Many will even bloom indoors and some of the blooms are just awesome.

Since I believe it’s sometimes healthier to keep bromeliads outdoors, at least for a season or occasionally if in the home since plants do thrive in sunshine and moisture, I do keep many of mine indoors for up to 6 mos. each year and outdoors the rest of the year. (We live in North Florida). When indoors, they do very well when set on tiers by a somewhat sunny window or however one might prefer. The website above was set up by me for the Gainesville Bromeliad Society in Gainesville, FL. I am also presently the editor of our newsletter.

Susan Lee May 12, 2013, 5:09 pm

Good luck with the new book. I’m mad about the Passion vine on Logee’s cover. It would look good in my moonlight garden

Barbara May 12, 2013, 6:38 pm

Love all the fancy leaf begonias, great to use in floral design!

Susan May 12, 2013, 7:20 pm

Love to grow begonias especially canes inside!

Patti M. May 12, 2013, 7:53 pm

Succulents ARE WONDERFUL!! The kalenkoe ” Fantistic” is a succulent I would love to grow in my yard

Carl Mitchell May 12, 2013, 8:49 pm

I saw a episode of Shark Tank where two people were pitching a product that was a vertical garden. I live in a small apartment and was wondering if anyone has experience with such gardens.

Anita May 12, 2013, 9:18 pm

I love growing all sorts of house plants,learning which ones do best in in different places.

Debra Lee Baldwin May 13, 2013, 12:16 am

…Aaand the winner, selected at random by an impartial third party (my neighbor) is: Diana Clark! I’ve emailed her and cc’d Kylee Baumle (co-author of Indoor Plant Decor), so the two of them can correspond re getting Diana’s gift certificate to her. A big THANK YOU to all of you for participating and for visiting Gardening Gone Wild! Stay tuned…the next giveaway will be my newly released book, Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties. Hm. Do you think I can persuade my publisher to offer more than one copy? — Debra

Susanne Drazic May 14, 2013, 1:28 pm

CONGRATS to Diana!

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Troy May 21, 2013, 1:05 pm

Congrats on winning Diana! Guess I’m a bit late for the contest, but I’d love to get a copy of that book sometime