As winter shifts to spring, most houseplants’ needs increase. To help houseplants cope with seasonal changes, keep the following in mind:
The majority of shrubs will survive and even thrive in the garden without supplemental feeding, as long as you’ve chosen types with needs that match the general conditions of your growing location (soil type, water supply, light levels, etc.). That …
Most people catch the orchid bug with a moth orchid (Phalaenopsis spp. and cvs.), which can cope with the typical environment of the home. These beauties flower in winter and early spring, making them popular gift plants. Here are tips …
For most kinds of shrubs, fall is the ideal planting season. Early spring comes in a close second, however, and miles ahead of late spring, at which point new shrubs face potential stress from heat, humidity and drought as summer …
If a collection of houseplants is all that separates you from full-on gardening withdrawal this time of year, be sure to follow these two key tips for keeping them healthy and vibrant in the depth of winter:
Virtues: We love ‘Dreamland Red’ zinnia for its time-tested performance in flower gardens across the United States. This annual zinnia offers rich red flowers and a compact growth habit. What’s more, it typically does not fall victim to powdery mildew. …
January is a good time to take stock of any seeds you’ve saved. Here are tips for sorting through old seed packets and organizing them ahead of seed-starting season, so you know what you need (and don’t need!) to purchase:
If you have a certain household item, it just may become an aid in making your houseplants flourish, while cutting back on wasted water, too.
If you’re planning a trip away from home this winter, or you’re just concerned that you’ll neglect your houseplants while the holidays keep you busy and distracted, try this easy trick by which they can take care of themselves.
Warm spells in winter can cause the soil to briefly thaw and send a signal to flower bulbs that it’s time to wake up and grow.
Here’s how to take care of common terrarium plants plus how to keep that terrarium clean and looking its best.