Legends of the Leaf

By Jane Perrone

The story behind 25 iconic houseplants and the secrets to making them thrive

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Going into print... the first Legends of the Leaf illustration is complete!

While I am hard at work writing Legends of the Leaf, my collaborator Helen Entwisle is creating 25 bespoke illustrations for each of the 25 plants I am profiling. This video shows Helen screen printing her illustration of the begonia onto Fabriano Rosaspina paper in no less than seven colours. Doesn't it look great?

This is a limited print run of 25, exclusively available as a reward for those pre-ordering the book. You can bag yourself one of these prints by preordering your copy of Legends of the Leaf and choosing the 'book art print' reward level: if you've already pre-ordered but want to upgrade, use code UPGRADELEAF15 for 15% off your upgrade.

You can find out more about Helen via her Instagram page and website

How's the writing going, you may ask? It's pure pleasure to be honest. Reading academic papers, books, consulting experts in the field... then boiling down all that knowledge into crisp, understandable copy. I'll try to keep you updated at every stage of the process, in the knowledge that it's YOU who made Legends of the Leaf happen. Thankyou. 

While you're waiting for the book, do tune into my podcast, On The Ledge: there are more than 180 episodes to listen to, covering everything from houseplant styling to deep dives into particular species. Listen and subscribe here

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Eleanor Long
 Eleanor Long says:

This is looking very exciting Jane! And so well done too, I keep meaning to contact you to say that. I'm really pleased for you. Eleanor

posted 8th June 2021

Jane Perrone
 Jane Perrone says:

Thanks for your support Eleanor!

posted 10th June 2021

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