Plants

Grow edibles and ornamentals successfully—here’s how.

What Happens When Veggies Are in the Spotlight

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The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has created a three-and-a-half-acre garden where veggies are in the spotlight. Eight years in planning and creation, A Tasteful Place opened in October 2017. Complete with a lagoon and a view of the downtown Dallas skyline, the edibles garden welcomes visitors into delightful displays of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. A Tasteful Place’s mission is to expose guests to the ideas and practices of growing and eating sustainable, fresh, locally grown food.

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Growing Microgreens in Containers Indoors

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words and photo by Melinda Myers Dress up your salads, sandwiches and snacks by growing microgreens. These mini sprouts are easy to grow, ready to harvest in less than two weeks and require no special growing equipment.

Plants That Prefer to be Root Bound

One thing that holds some people back from keeping houseplants or gardening in containers is the idea that the plants will need relatively frequent repotting and therefore be a bit high maintenance. Happily, there are some plants that like to …

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Mythbusting: Do You Really Need Grow Lights?

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A gardening friend asked: Do I really need grow lights to start seeds indoors or is the sunlight from a western-facing window enough? He was on a budget and wondered if the cost of an indoor system was worth the investment. Depending on what you hope to achieve, you’ve got some options.

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Paddle Plant: An Easy Succulent with a Unique Look

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Virtues: Paddle plant is a quirky, unusual-looking succulent plant that is easy to grow in a pot. Its round, often colorful leaves lend interest whether it is potted alone or combined with spiky or smaller-leaved succulents and cacti.