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July 2019

Grow in the Dark

By Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
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If you’ve visited a plant store lately, you’ve no doubt seen the words “bright, indirect light” on many of the specimens for sale. Problem is, not everyone’s home boasts Instagrammable light conditions, and there are low-light rooms or nooks in even the most well-lit abode. Grow in the Dark, as its clever name suggests, is here for those spaces, focusing on the (many!) plants that thrive in low and medium light. (Of note: In general, variegated plants need more light than monochromatic green.) The plants are photographed in dramatic, shadowy, low-light conditions against colorful backdrops, which makes this book visually distinctive in a bumper crop of houseplant guides. Lisa Eldred Steinkopf also covers the use of electric lights and tips for buying plants. The bottom line? It matters where you shop.

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Grow in the Dark

Grow in the Dark

By Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
Cool Springs Press
ISBN 9780760364512

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