Amaryllis flowers (Hippeastrum) are gorgeous, exotic plants that burst with luminous color. With their spectacular intrigue, why not showcase their splendor by displaying them in your favorite vase?
When it comes to gardening, sometimes often varying and harsh weather conditions can damper our hopes for a yard full of flourishing plants. A good way to outwit Mother Nature is by experimenting with terrariums. These tiny, enclosed ecosystems are …
Learn how to successfully care for bromeliads with this help from horticulturist David Burdick:
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Virtues: We love winter and sambac jasmines for the cheerful splendor their blooms bring during the winter season.
Virtues: We love chenille plants for their fluffy, vibrant red, tassel-like flowers that bloom vivaciously throughout the year. They make a great houseplant.
The Unexpected Houseplant 220 Extraordinary Choices for Every Spot in Your Home by Tovah Martin 326 pages Timber Press, 2012 List price: $22.95 Just as the title suggests, you’ll find Martin’s unlikely houseplant suggestions to be a refreshing departure from …
I have a “Christmas cactus” that always blooms at Thanksgiving. Is there a way to make it bloom a few weeks later?
I grew some perennials in containers this year that are not hardy in my area. What should I do with them over the winter?
Amaryllis typically bloom 6 to 8 weeks after they are potted, so if you want your amaryllis in bloom for Christmas or New Year’s, plant the bulb in early to mid-November.
Container Gardening for All Seasons Enjoy Year-Round Color with 101 Designs by Barbara Wise 256 pages Cool Springs Press, 2012 List price: $21.99 As one who once declared herself to be container-challenged, I welcomed Barbara Wise’s recent release, Container Gardening …