A hot-off-the-press indoor garden how-to manual.
With winter refusing to release its grip across much of the U.S., many gardeners longing to get outdoors tend to forget about planting space right under their roofs. To explore the possibilities, consider Steve Asbell’s eye-opening new book, “Plants by Numbers: 50 Houseplant Combinations to Decorate Your Space” (Cool Springs Press, $21.99), a lush how-to guide for gardenites who want to learn step-by-step techniques for creating what Asbell calls “living arrangements” in indoor container gardens. He artfully introduces readers to dozens of striking combinations of color, texture and shape, complete with plant options and shopping lists—illustrated with full-color photographs. You’ll never look at house plants in quite the same way again.