The spaces where people live, work, and relax must have plants present to enhance peoples’ well-being. Indoor environments not having plants seem lifeless, hard, and artificial. In a fundamental way, plants bring life to the indoors. They soften plain walls, provide a sense of finish, reflect refinement, and improve work quality.
More than ever, consumers are aware of the beauty plants impart and how their use can improve interior surroundings. Potential clients are constantly reminded of the beauty of plants and flowers in the media, seeing how they are used and displayed. Plants, from single specimens to complex installations, are highlighted in magazine photography, television shows, and Internet sites. Unique installations can be experienced and enjoyed in upscale hotels, shopping malls, office buildings, and other attractions. From large trees to delicate tabletop displays, plants are in the fashion forefront of interior design. Simply put, there are too many reasons not to have plant displays indoors.
Today’s new horticulturist must embrace the ways plants improve physical surroundings because this is the chief reason why plants are sold in the first place. Healthy foliage plants improve corporate image, making the clients of corporations feel well served. Professionally presented plants in elegant containers and contemporary design are as important to an interior as a painting or sculpture, so students should see them as such, gaining both curatorial and entrepreneurial skills along the way. This consumer-based recognition builds appreciation and enhances learning about plant growth and development.
Professional horticulturists and interior plantscapers can benefit from this book to learn the basics of indoor plant display and care. Rich with hundreds of photographs, Interior Plantscaping: Principles and Practices will spark the imagination of its readers and bring to life the practice of keeping plants looking their best. Click here to order Interior Plantscaping: Principles and Practices.