All houseplants need water, to varying degrees of course. No matter what you grow indoors, we’ve got the ins and outs of watering houseplants for the best results.
Virtues: Asclepius tuberosa has been named Perennial Plant of the Year for 2017. It is drought tolerant and deer resistant. It has long-lasting orange flowers that appear in summer. Its flowers feed adult butterflies, and its stems and leaves serve … Read Article
Houseplant books and hang tags often mention that indoor plants appreciate humidity. The typical home doesn’t always offer moist air, though, especially in winter, when the air is naturally more dry and most heating systems dry it even further.
What better way to wile away the winter than by sinking into a great novel that includes plenty of garden and plant imagery and maybe a gardening protagonist, too? Here are some of our favorite works of fiction in which … Read Article
Virtues: Peperomia caperata is a leafy houseplant with textural leaves. It is easy to grow and it can take lower light and imperfect watering.
Bonsai can make a wonderful houseplant (and a lovely gift) but only if some consideration goes into choosing a type. Here are guidelines for choosing and caring for a bonsai tree that will live its life indoors.
You may have seen a houseplant that looks a lot like a peace lily only with pink or red flowers instead of white. Here are the facts behind this sort-of look-alike, which is also called flamingo flower.
Virtues: Frosty fern is easy to grow indoors with a few accommodations for its specific needs. It makes a festive foliage accent among holiday decorations, centerpieces or alongside flowering holiday plants like poinsettia and Christmas cactus. After the holidays frosty … Read Article
With their similar common names and some similar characteristics, winter hazel and witch hazel can be easy to confuse. Here are the differences between these treasured shrubs that flower when little else is in bloom.
Visiting a garden center at this time of year may reveal pots of white-blooming hellebores among the poinsettia, Christmas cactus and other holiday favorites. These hellebores are usually selections and hybrids of Helleborus niger, also known as the Christmas rose.
Virtues: ‘Snowflake’ ficus or creeping fig has pretty white-edged leaves that brighten up terrariums, dish gardens or a pot where it grows alone. It is not as finicky about growing conditions as other types of ficus that can drop their … Read Article