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2017 Hosta of the Year

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Virtues: Since 1996, the American Hosta Growers Association has singled out one superb variety each year to help nursery owners and gardeners alike choose among the hundreds on the market. Winning hostas are good growers in all regions, widely available …

Gardeners Fiction Books

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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 …

Indoor Bonsai: Choose Wisely for Success

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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.

Frosty Fern: Another New Holiday Houseplant

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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 …

Hellebores As Houseplants? Tips for Their Care Indoors

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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.

Princettia: a Better Poinsettia for the Holidays

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Virtues:  Poinsettia is the traditional choice for a holiday houseplant, but they can be a little gangly, with flower coverage that’s sometimes spotty. The Princettia line of poinsettia solves these problems. They’re compact poinsettias that make an even dome of …