Non Fiction

Urban Botanics by Emma Sibley, Maaike Koster (Illustrations)

Since August 2020 has been the longest I have stayed in one place, under one roof for such an extended time (in the last decade), I finally invested in house plants.
I am a newbie who knew nothing about what I was looking for, and although I still am, my plants are still alive, for which I am daily grateful. Whenever I see a book that suggests additional reading material that might help me see them in a different light, I pick it up. This was no different.
This is a collection of beautifully done artwork describing the families of indoor plants. The art was good enough for me not to grumble my usual reaction of wanting pictures since I can compare better.
There are quite a few plants listed here, with a short background and salient facts defining individuality, etc. That said, a few of the ones I own were missing from the list, which was surprising because I thought they were quite common. It is an interesting collection, which is well presented. I would suggest it more as an educative reading than as a guide to the plants.
I received an ARC thanks to Netgalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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