There’s the trend: “Plants have exploded in popularity,” notes Apartment Therapy. And nylon.com declares: “Millennials are obsessed with houseplants,” while the hashtags #crazyplantlady, #iloveplants, and #plantlife have more than 2 million tags on Instagram combined.
And then there’s the joy: For the plant-obsessed woman of any age, this little illustrated book celebrates the delightfully quirky habits that accompany botanical passion, even addiction. Like seeing every bare surface as a reason to buy a new succulent, fern, or pileum. Or, when planning a fabulous vacation, wondering: But who will water my plants? Throughout there are humorous quotes: “I don’t need therapy, I talk to my plants.” Sweet puns: “Aloe you vera much.” A quiz: Are you a good plant mom? Plus, the telltale signs that you’re a crazy plant lady: Even your office is a houseplant jungle.
Author-illustrator Isabel Serna’s charming art is as bright and vibrant as the pops of color that plants bring to your home, her text clearly inspired by being a crazy plant lady herself—put it together, and here is a perfect present for housewarmings and a great add-on to a gift of a potted plant or ceramic planter.