Growing Joy with Plants - Wellness Rooted in Nature
Maria Failla- Happy Plant Lady and Author of Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness
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Houseplant Styling Tips, How to Be A Professional Houseplant Stylist and All Things Maryah Greene• 67 min
If you love styling your indoor plants and have an eye for design, becoming a professional plant stylist may be the perfect side hustle or full-time career for you, plant friends! Plant styling has exploded in popularity recently, as more people discover the therapeutic benefits of surrounding themselves with plants. In this episode, we'll share insights from Maryah Greene, a successful New York-based plant stylist and influencer, on how she built her brand Greene Piece. You'll learn Maryah’s tips for starting a plant styling company, calculating rates, and her new children's book, ‘Good Things.’ We'll also cover her top plant styling techniques to create cohesive, harmonious plant designs tailored to you and your space. In this episode, we learn:[03:26] Maryah on balancing plant collections and responsibilities[05:48] Why Maryah created Greene Piece and the inspiration behind it[08:09] How did Maryah's Japan experience shape her passion for plant teaching?[14:20] How did Maryah manage her first year offering plant-related services as a side hustle?[00:15:56] Enjoy homegrown garlic in your kitchen and garden for 10% off with Territorial Seed Company![17:43] How did Maryah determine her pricing strategy for her plant business?[20:43] Navigating initial business paperwork and finances[24:02] Embracing entrepreneurship and appearing on Good Morning America![28:55] What was the impact of Maryah's decision on her work and career prospects?[31:21] How does Maryah maintain balance and fulfillment in her business?[36:34] What’s the difference between plant styling and being a plant doctor?[38:14] Maryah’s journey as a content creator and influencer in the plant community[41:01] Maryah on evolving brand partnerships[44:59] Top three plant styling tips![49:13] What is the story behind Maryah's book "Good Things"?[53:53] How did the Black Lives Matter movement influence Maryah’s decision to write the book?[56:36] Emotional impact of the book on both children and adults[56:36] Working together on illustrations with Alleanna Harris[01:00:08] How does the book help parents and teachers discuss emotions and loss with children?[01:02:37] Where can you find Maryah and her book on social media? Mentioned in our conversation:Maryah Greene's book Good ThingsGrowing Joy Ep 185 The Power Of Therapeutic HorticulturePlant Swaps by Summer Rayne OakesMaryah on Good Morning AmericaRazorbillAlleanna Harris For Maryah's expert plant styling tips,check out the full show notes and blog here! Thank you to our episode sponsor:Territorial Seed CompanyGrowing garlic for the first time does not have to be a struggle! Skip the lines at the garden center and let Territorial Seed Company deliver top-of-the-line, healthy and hardy plants right to your door. They have a great line of pre-grown plants, an expansive seed catalog, and over 40 years of experience delivering the best seeds and plants for everyone's garden. Whether you are looking for leafy veggies, flowers or edible plants in either seed or seedling form, Territorial Seed Company has your back. Get 10% off by visiting territorialseed.com/growingjoy - discount applied at checkout. Follow Maryah: Website Instagram TikTok LinkedIn Follow Maria and Growing Joy: Order my book: Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) by Maria Failla, Illustrated by Samantha Leung Join the Bloom and Grow Garden Party Community Platform & App AKA the plantiest and kindest corner of the internet! Get your FREE 2-week trial here! Take the Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram: @growingjoywithmaria Tiktok: @growingjoywithmaria Subscribe to the Growing Joy Youtube channel! /growingjoywithmaria Website: www.growingjoywithmaria.com Pinterest: @growingjoywithmaria Our Sponsors: * Check out Quince: https://www.quince.
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