Houseplant Book Review — Vlog 016

Houseplant Book Review — Vlog 016

There have been a number of houseplant books that have hit the market this year, so I wanted to highlight a few of my friends books to give you a sense as to what they cover! Have you read any of these books? Tell me what you think of them in the comments below.

My book, “How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home & Heart” launches in the U.S., Canada and the UK starting July 9th and in other countries following that date. If you pre-order before that date, you’ll be eligible for my 50 Care Houseplant Spreadsheet and a preview of Botany at Bedtime at the Huntington Botanic Gardens. Just email your receipt of purchase to Those who order the physical book will be in for a special treat as well! (More to be revealed soon).

Books featured:
– How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home & Heart –

– The New Plant Parent –

– How to Raise a Plant and Make it Love You Back –

– Wild at Home –


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  1. Kitty Jungle Indonesia on May 17, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Okay i’ gettin’ excited here Summer!.. 🥳🥳. P.S. Do u ship to Indonesia? 😱😱😘

  2. L.F. Leung on May 17, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    i love that she is promoting her competition’s books and talks good things about them on her channel. It really shows that the houseplant community is really full of love and support. What a humble girl ! 🙂

  3. Daisy Nickson on May 17, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Cute 📚 have to buy for 🎁 thanx summer🙊🙉🙈

  4. _Paws_ on May 17, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    I like this inclusion of books. Some channels tend to stay in one format but it’s good to branch out to other topics yet still related to the overall theme of the content.

  5. Carolyn Teo on May 17, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Plants ni Meg on May 17, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    what a coincidence with the titles lol. I guess we can all agree that we want our plants to love us back 😅

  7. Nabskull on May 17, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Lmao I just bought the New Plant Parent last week

  8. Amber LaShea Geislinger on May 17, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    I pre-ordered your book last month via Amazon. So looking forward to reading it! Best wishes always.

  9. GreenGoddess on May 17, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    I already bought your book on Amazon, cant wait till it arrives.

  10. mysticshining on May 17, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Awesome Summer 🙂 What I want to know is what Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell books those were 😀 p.s. Congrats on your new book! This is making me want to buy it 😀

  11. Circe January on May 17, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Could not find the recommended books section on your website

  12. xo on May 17, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Hi Summer ! Can i get the book ship to Malaysia? Thank you !

  13. Marie Trince on May 17, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    J ai acheté ces livres il sont super!! Im sorry for my english ☺🌱

  14. plant lover Z. F. on May 17, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Very nice

  15. Camila Santiago on May 17, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Hello, Summer! Thank you for this video. Do you know any cool and complete book about tropical plants? I’m Brazilian and it’s very sad that we do not have many gardening books in Brazil. I learn a lot with you. I’ll buy your book on the right now 🙂 Tell us how the book will be? Thanks, kisses 💚

  16. Howan Cheng on May 17, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I cannot wait for your book on Jul 9th!!! 😍😍😍😍 congratulations Summer!

  17. Ivy Blackeyes on May 17, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    How to raise a plant and make it love you back is also pretty great

  18. Bong Choun on May 17, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    I have Daryl’s book and i love it. I learned a lot from it. Super excited to read yours!

  19. E. G. on May 17, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    I LOVE Hilton Carter’s book!

    He was just in Atlanta for a talk/book signing-such a great person.

    Will you be doing a book tour? If so, please come to Atlanta!

  20. Louise Colombi on May 17, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    everything is on Internet now, no need to buy a book

  21. Book Wizardry on May 17, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Looking forward to the launch! One of my favourite plant books is called ‘Plant Hunters’ by Carolyn Fry and it details the expeditions and tales of discovering new plant species around the world, especially some of the more historical tales. I also really like ‘The Bee Friendly Garden’ by Doug Purdie and ‘The Language of Flowers’ by Mandy Kirkby, which is a stunning book that discusses the different symbolic and cultural meanings of flowers.

  22. lovableasshole on May 17, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Books For People That Don’t Know How To Google.

  23. • Ana Sofia • on May 17, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    I need these books in portuguese!!! 🌱🤩
    Your my favorite plants youtuber.
    I learn sooo much with you, about plants and english. 👩🏼‍🌾
    I have 53 diferents plants and i just keep need more and more.
    I want a home like your green apartment. 🌱🌱🌱
    Sorry my english, i’m from Portugal.

    Kiss* 🌿

  24. Edson Lopes on May 17, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    I’ve just pre-ordered your book!!!!

  25. Doña junta on May 17, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    I been into house plants about a year and a half. I belong to houseplant groups on FB and follow some plant pages on Instagram. I just started discovering the You Tube world of plants and its very interesting. I found this 1970s vintage house plant book I grabbed at a thift shop but I think my next step is getting some books to expand my knowledge. Thank you! I will def check your book and the rest out.

  26. Peter Cardona on May 17, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Since December 13th 2018 the excitement & overtakes me every time I log into Amazon account and see "Arriving July 9" getting closer every day! 🌱📖😁👍

  27. pete damron on May 17, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Can I get a link to purchace these books.

  28. Sally Henry on May 17, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Looking forward to getting your book in my hands…come on July 🌿❤️📚🤗

  29. The Vineyard Planter on May 17, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Summer, nice dress with a lot of tropical vibes!! <3 🙂

  30. GisForGangsta on May 17, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    The Plant Propagator’s Bible and The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem

  31. shining star on May 17, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    I have Wild At Home. Really like that book. So looking forward to when yours is out! I wonder, how do you keep up with cleaning that many plants, especially the trees?

  32. Julie Holland on May 17, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Oh and Summer I love your channel. It is the best by far on house plants that I’ve come across! You’re not just in it to look cool, you really know your stuff and I appreciate what you share! So much fascinating information 😊

  33. McKenna Raulston on May 17, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    You should do another book recommendation video. I loved how u explained them. Even compared them a little. And flipped through them. I vote to do at least one video like this a year.

  34. Arthropapa on May 17, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    You should review plant music like Plantasia by Mort Garson. (Idk any other ones, but would be cool to find out)

  35. Marie Soleil on May 17, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    I can’t wait to get your books and all the book you have shown looks very interesting! One book that I love (and the title crack me up!) is : "How not to kill your houseplant" very well illustrated how to guide for each plant 🙂

  36. Morgan Myatt on May 17, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I have The New Plant Parent. It finally gave me an explanation of lighting that I desperately needed.

  37. RR S1 on May 17, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    ماشاءالله ، شُكـراً ع هالفيديو الأكثر من رائع💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚.

  38. My Clean Leaves on May 17, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Already preordered!!! Excited!

  39. Julie Holland on May 17, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    I have searched for months to find an in depth house plant book. The one I found is ‘What’s Wrong with my House Plant’. I brought it on Amazon. It has sections on propagation techniques, pests and diseases. It covers 130 plant profiles covering – optimum temperature, humidity, how to propagate it, how much light it needs, fertilizing and potting medium. I think every house plant geek needs this book!

  40. Linnyh on May 17, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    I’m from the Netherlands and I orderd your book (and ‘The new plant parent’.)😀 I can’t wait to get them and read them! I find it very cool that you already preduce your book in Dutch. Great! I orderd them both; the Dutch version and original Englisch version.😉😃👍
    I love your movies; your knowledge, educational themes and passion for plants. And that you share it with the world. Thank you!😃🌱

  41. Mady on May 17, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    You should link your Amazon marketplace when you mention it. I have no idea how to get there. I’m going to go try to find out

  42. Holly Hasegawa on May 17, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Wow! A great amount of good plant books, I have been so busy following all of my plant YouTubers that I haven’t bought any books, but I do know that I would like to get Summer’s book and Aaron and Morgan’s book, and eventually the other two. Thank you for this video these are wonderful books.

  43. Pam's Pretty Plants on May 17, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Can’t wait to get my copy of your book!! I haven’t picked up any of these yet, I want Hilton’s next!

  44. LOVE OF PLANTS 🌻 on May 17, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Houseplants sure have come a long way from my grandma’s windowsill geranium !

  45. Sandy G on May 17, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Summer! It’s so nice of you to give a shout out to other authors and their books hat you recommend. Thank you for sharing!

  46. Reygenbougen _ on May 17, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Plantopedia is a great book for all kinds of plants. Other then that i love specific boos for cacti and succulents, healing plants, orchids or tillandsias. I really love books but now that i can combine plants and books i have 20 diffrent books. Sadly i couldnt find good books about sansevierias/dracenas, peperomias, hoyas, ferns or Rhipsalis. If somebody knows books for those species please hit me up. They can be german, russian or englisch.

  47. Lisa M on May 17, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    It would be awesome to have a direct link to your Amazon Marketplace in the info box for this video.

  48. K T on May 17, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Hi summer! Could you possibly do a video on artificial lights for houseplant growth? i believe other people would love it too especially those looking for artificial lights for their plant babies but are unfamiliar with them like me haha

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