Discover the joys and self-nurturing benefits of plant parenthood, from learning how to begin building your own lush plant family to getting into those fun tips on how to care for your green gurls, with this beautiful, illustrated guide from the dazzling creator of the @plantkween Instagram account.
“We all love some new growth, dahling.”
Six years ago, Christopher Griffin was just beginning the plant parenthood journey with one small Marble Queen Pothos. Today, this Black Queer non-binary femme plant influencer known as Plant Kween tends to a family of more than 200 healthy green gurls in the Brooklyn apartment they call home. You Grow, Gurl! is Kween’s fun and fabulous guide to becoming a plant parent and keeping your green gurls growing and thriving.
Anyone can be a plant parent! It’s all about TLC—taking the time and energy to focus on a plant’s needs, and ultimately your own. Featuring 200 full-color photos and illustrations, practical instructions and tips—on everything from propagating to measuring humidity to repotting—activities, and stories, this fun and joyful guide shows how to green-up any space and have it serving those lush lewks.
Self-care takes many forms and tending to your plants’ needs helps you grow too. In addition to information and advice on plant care, Kween provides meditations, mindfulness activities, playlists, and more to help you practice self-care through plant-care. As Kween says, “We can learn a lot about how we treat ourselves, how we treat others, and how we navigate the world from these green lil creatures.”
Healing and growing your heart, body, and soul takes time, love, and focus. Taking care of plants teaches you to apply that same attention and love to yourself and helps you find new pathways to explore on your own botanical adventure to self-love.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Becoming a Plant Parent How to Green Up Your Space 13
Chapter 1 Finding Your Green Thumb 15
Chapter 2 Choosing the Right Place and Assessing Your Space 23
Chapter 3 Decor, Dahling 39
Chapter 4 Researching That Green Gurl 49
Chapter 5 Let's Go Plant Shopping! 69
Chapter 6 The Love Is in the Deets: Planters and Soil Mixtures 99
Chapter 7 That Plant Parent Patience 111
Chapter 8 Building Your Lush Routine 119
Part 2 Plant Parenthood How to Care for Your Green Gurls 127
Chapter 9 Building Your Garden: Plant-Care on the Journey to Self-Care 129
Chapter 10 Watering 143
Chapter 11 Propagation 153
Chapter 12 Repotting 167
Chapter 13 The Scoop on Fertilizer 175
Chapter 14 Those #PlantParentFails 183
Chapter 15 It Takes a Village: Building Community Through Plants 193
Plant Profiles 197