Tune in and hear from Horticulturalist, Author of the book Top 50 Indoor Plants and How NOT to Kill Them and Yates Consultant Angie Thomas as she talks all things plants – from indoor to edible – with ABC Radio Canberra Saturday Breakfast host Adrienne Francis.
Angie has a wealth of knowledge, tips and advice on what not to do and how to make the best of the space available to you. Angie will talk about the best plants to grow in pots and how to care for them, no matter what your skill level.
Adrienne Francis has worked as a radio, television and digital journalist and presenter for ABC Canberra since 2010. During her more than 17 year career with the ABC, she has primarily worked in TV and Radio News. She has presented the ABC’s flagship TV and Radio News bulletins in the ACT and Northern Territory and she also worked as a television current affairs reporter for 7.30 ACT, which was one of Canberra’s most popular TV programs.
Adrienne began her career with ABC Local Radio where she worked across outback northern Australia. She worked as a specialist rural journalist based out of Katherine and Kununurra, before becoming the presenter of the Northern Territory Country Hour in Darwin.
She has reported for national television current affairs programs, including Landline and Australia Wide. She has also worked as a reporter for ABC Radio’s national current affairs unit, for the programs ‘AM’, The World Today, ‘PM’, and ‘Saturday AM’.
Adrienne spent her early years between Sydney and Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. She originally studied agricultural science at the University of Sydney before pursuing a media career.
Angie Thomas is a horticultural consultant to Yates and is passionate about the health and benefits of gardening, and teaching and inspiring people how to garden. She is also mad about growing food and filling her house with indoor plants. Yates is the number-one bestselling gardening brand in Australia and New Zealand. Angie lives in Sydney, Australia with her family.
Top 50 Indoor Plants and How Not To Kill Them
The top 50 indoor houseplants for brightening your interiors – what’s best and how to keep them alive.
Bring the outdoors in and breathe new life to your home with plants! House plants are well and truly back on trend – they instantly lift an area, make a room feel fresh and welcoming, and brighten your mood.
On top of this, indoor plants are great for purifying the air and creating a healthier home. Together with microbes in the soil, plants work wonders to reduce harmful pollutants released from indoor furniture. (It’s true: look at the study conducted by the University of Technology, Sydney.)
If you feel like your rooms need a splash of colour and a breath of life, there’s no better starting point than this book. Whether your style is dramatic jungle plants or to sweetly shaped succulents, you’ll find something to suit. With loads of glorious illustrations for inspiration, data on which plants are suitable where, and clear advice on how to pot, prune and pet your plants, this is the perfect guide for bringing the outdoors in – no matter what your level of gardening skill!