Indoor Plant Decor Book Giveaway!

Wooo-eeeee! It's National Houseplant Week, so my co-author Kylee Baumle and I are doing a giveaway on each of our blogs. One lucky winner from each blog will receive a signed copy of our book "Indoor Plant Decor: The Design Stylebook for Houseplants" (St. Lynn's Press, April 2013).

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All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on my blog, telling me what your favorite houseplant is and why. Then this Sunday, September 22nd at 12:00 midnight, I will randomly draw a winner. Ready, set, GO! And good luck!

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  1. Abbey says

    The moth orchid is my favorite houseplant. It’s so delicate and exotic looking, yet it’s forgiving of inconsistent care.

  2. says

    My favorite are African violets. I keep a few on my kitchen window sill year-round. They need minimal care and seem to flower non-stop.

  3. Susie Johnson says

    I never met a plant I didn’t like!! So hard to focus in on one. Here goes…Bird’s Nest Fern, Variegated Rubber Plant, Fiddle Leaf Fig, or Moth Orchid!

  4. Carol Hodges says

    Absolutely, old fashioned, tall Angel Wing Begonias. I have a thick-caned pink one with plain, green leaves that blooms forever, and I have had it since the early 1990’s. In the summer it goes in a huge pot (usually with pink spotted Caladiums), and I root a little and keep it under grow lights in the winter. This summer it is easily 4 feet tall and loaded with with canes and masses of flowers. I never get tired of it.

  5. Carol Hodges says

    Absolutely, old fashioned, tall Angel Wing Begonias. I have a thick-caned pink one with plain, green leaves that blooms forever, and I have had it since the early 1990’s. In the summer it goes in a huge pot (usually with pink spotted Caladiums), and I root a little and keep it under grow lights in the winter. This summer it is easily 4 feet tall and loaded with canes and masses of flowers. I never get tired of it.

  6. Connie Stennett says

    I am a fan of succulents and cacti. I really love them all, each one so different. I love variety. I suppose my favorite is my “Spoon Jade”, whose cup-ended leaved just seem to reach out to me.

  7. Susan says

    Right now my house is filling up with plants I overwinter. I live in MI and find that having a house full of plants is the ONLY way to survive the winter. Through the years I’ve gone through different plant phases. Currently I’m enjoying a number of different begonia species and varieties as well as a number of bromeliads.

  8. Barb Murdock says

    Hoya (a.k.a. wax plant) is my favorite house plant. It has exquisite flowers. I have two in my living/dining room. Hoya plants grow long vines of attractive leaves, so even between blooms they are attractive.

  9. Pat Koltz says

    Choosing a favorite plant is like picking a favorite child; basically, I love them all. I can’t deliberately kill any plant other than weeds. But if I had to pick a favorite of all I’ve had, it would be succulents. Don’t know the name of many, but they are low maintenance and diverse, plus some varieties are very colorful while others have such a unique shape or style. So my favorite is more a variety, not an individual plant.

  10. Sara says

    I have only recently gone from brown thumb to green and am learning more as I go. I still favor the golden pothos because it’s easy to grow and such a pretty color of green.

  11. Sara says

    Just moving from brown thumb to green thumb, I still tend to favor the golden pothos because it is so easy to care for.

  12. Jessica Greenwood says

    I’ve recently fallen in love with the Buddhist Pine, Podocarpus sp.
    It has a delicate, whimsical greenery and is easy to care for in bright shade.

  13. Pam says

    Sansevieria is my favorite houseplant; I love its sculptural nature and the many varieties. Thanks for this opportunity!

  14. Jenny says

    I am ashamed to say that the only house plant I have right now is an orchid I bought the other day. It is a beauty. I have gradually lost all my house plants because of extended travel periods. But, that will be tapering off so I need to get back into house plants.

  15. Carmen Hoefs says

    Love Hoyas. Succulents come in at a strong second but in North Dakota it’s hard to keep them going in the winter without extra light.

  16. Shelly says

    Mine have to be the ferns hanging in my shower. I love the way the combinations of foliage and color make the bathroom feel so lush!

  17. Constance Kolberg says

    I love plants and I have many indoors and outdoors. One of my favorites is my Christmas Cactus.

  18. S. L. says

    Coleus overwinters beautifully indoors, in a bright sunny window, adding color and texture–and you can propagate cuttings when it’s time to put them back outside!

  19. Jeavonna Chapman says

    Hard to pick one favorite. I always have a peace lily, spath, around somewhere. Funny, too, because the pollen gives me fits.

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