Tovah Martin doesn't fuss over decorator colors on the walls of her Roxbury, Conn., home. She doesn't bother with window treatments or family portraits. Houseplants - hundreds of them - are what define her decor.
Martin, author of more than a dozen gardening books, including The New Terrarium in 2009, has a new one from Timber Press ($22.95) called The Unexpected Houseplant: 220 Extraordinary Choices For Every Spot in Your Home.
She's one of the best known and most knowledgeable garden authors in the country. So take it from Tovah, who spent 25 years working at Logee's Greenhouses in Connecticut: Houseplants don't have to be boring.