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Houseplants by Design: Adding Plants to your Décor

Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Are you utilizing your houseplants to their fullest aesthetic potential? In this virtual lecture filled with photos and inspiration from her own massive collection of houseplants, Tovah Martin will explore some of the easiest, most rewarding houseplants appropriate for all types of home situations and varying window exposures. She will show how to move beyond the “green blob in the corner,” offering ideas for profiling plants beautifully and artistically, applying design principles to make your plants work meaningfully with your home décor. Tovah will also demonstrate how the right container can make a houseplant shine with personality. Learn how to host and care for houseplants so they work for you. Your habitat needs houseplants—why not do it with panache? Turn your houseplants into home-plants!

Tovah Martin is an avid gardener indoors and outside and is the author of many gardening books, including The Garden in Every Sense and Season, which received GardenComm’s Gold Medal Media Award in 2019. A freelance writer, her articles have appeared in regional and national publications including Country Home, Martha Stewart Living, New England Home, Yankee and Gardens Illustrated. She is an accredited Organic Land Care Professional through NOFA, an honorary member of the Garden Club of America and the recipient of their medal for outstanding literary achievement. In 2013, Tovah received the Gustav Mehlquist Award—the highest honor bestowed by the Connecticut Horticultural Society. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, PBS television and the CBS Sunday Early Show as well as many other television and radio broadcasts.Tovah can be found at, on Facebook at Plantswise by Tovah Martin and on Instagram @tovah1.

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