Photosynthesis is a collection of stories and advice for designing with and caring for house plants. Author and illustrator Reda Tomingas takes you to the iconic places in Lithuania and around the world where plants play a dramatic role in the ecosystem. You’ll enjoy the stories of 11 different personalities—ceramicists, illustrators, shopkeepers, and collectors—who share their passion and philosophy for home gardening.
In addition to providing detailed descriptions of the most popular plants and how to care for them
Photosynthesis includes interesting facts about plants, from England’s fondness for the fern to the history of orchidarium. Both long-time plant lovers and newcomers to the fascinating world of plants will find helpful advice for growing and caring for house plants and enjoy the rich photography and original illustrations.
Makes a charming gift for the expert botanist and aspiring green thumb alike!
Designed by award-winning designer Tadas Karpavicius and inspired by the housing journals of late ‘80s, Photosynthesis was selected as the Most Creative Book in Lithuania for 2020.
Reda Tomingas is an award-winning animation director and illustrator. Known by the alter ego “Animals in Dresses,” her creative work is dense with flora and fauna. The books she illustrates are mostly about nature, and the characters in her cartoons are usually animals. A decade ago, she discovered a new passion for house plants, and embarked on creating a fascinating illustrated collection of more than 200 house plants, mostly rare succulents and orchids. Constantly surrounded by like-minded people who share the same passion for plants, Tomingas began to dream of creating a documentary about plants. And as she got more and more inquiries about how to take care of house plants, she decided it’s the perfect time for a book.