Horticulture Magazine Articles

Fiddle Leaf Fig Care as a Houseplant

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Virtues: Fiddle leaf figs are beloved as houseplants for their large, unique leaves and their sheer size, which makes them a compelling floor plant. With frequent repotting and appropriate care, the fiddle leaf fig is a quick grower that soon …

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By Popular Demand: The Art of Composting

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For those of us who garden, compost and composting is simply a work of rot—without the unseen work of fungi, bacteria, protozoa, insects and earthworms feeding upon the dead, our living world would be continually engulfed in its rapidly expanding past. Imagine a present-day world awash in a hundred million years’ worth of undigested dinosaur carcasses, and you will understand the significance of the decomposers

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Zebra Plant: It Seems to Never Die

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Virtues: Zebra plant is a succulent houseplant that maintains its spiky shape and striped texture even where conditions are less than ideal. This spunky succulent is difficult to kill, yet it grows slowly, so it doesn’t need frequent repotting or …

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What to be Doing Now for Your Spring Garden

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The snows are flying right now but your spring garden will be sprouting before you know it. Niki Jabbour is Horticulture’s resident columnist regarding growing edibles, and she’s one-fourth of the Savvy Gardening crew. Here are her tips for what to be doing now for your spring garden. 

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In a Changing Climate You’d Better Understand Phenology

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The January/February 2018 issue of Horticulture ran an article about gardening in a changing climate, and boy did we hit a nerve. Well, maybe it was only the nerve of one reader we jangled. She phoned me to tell me she was dropping her subscription because we wrote about climate change. Her words exactly were, “What kind of radical leftist did you get to write that article?!” Ouch.

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