Meet the Houseplant Guru


Lisa Eldred Steinkopf is crazy about houseplants. Known as The Houseplant Guru, Lisa is a freelance writer and currently writing articles for Michigan Gardener Magazine, Michigan Gardening Magazine,, and has been featured in Real Simple Magazine. Her new book, Grow In The Dark will be available in May.

Lisa’s Seminars:
Cultivating Your Green Thumb: Indoors – the care and cultivation of indoor plants, including dealing with pests, diseases, soils, and fertilization
Succulents 101: Succulents are the new rage in plants! Learn the basic care of succulents – including the correct soil to use, watering basics and propagation.
The Facts of Light: There is a plant for every spot in your home. Learn about plants for different light levels and trouble spots in your home.

The West Michigan Home and Garden Show is back for another year at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 28.

Almost 400 exhibitors and more than 300 local businesses will be at the show with a product or service for your home or garden. The Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals created 14 indoor gardens, including a feature garden. 

This year’s garden theme is “colorful encounters.” Show goers can walk around, see the landscapers unique visions and vote for their favorite. 

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf will present three seminars: Cultivating Your Green Thumb: Indoors, Succulents 101, and The Facts of Light. Also, kitchen seminars will be offered. They will be based on classic garden techniques, easy maintenance and new varieties of food and flowers that offer the best flavor. 

The first look at the 2019 National Plants of the year will be available. 

The 40th annual West Michigan Home and Garden Shows times and ticket prices are below: 

  • Friday, March 1 from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets for adults are $10 online, $12 at the door, a multi-day ticket is $18 online only. Tickets for children ages 6-14 years old are $4, children 5 and under get in for free.

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