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 … Read Article
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 … Read Article
If your yard includes a patio between the house and the garden, you know it can serve as a great link between indoor and outdoor living. Yet because a patio is paved and includes furniture, it can sometimes seem more … Read Article
We love pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) for its bright flowers, tolerance of cool temperatures and ease of care. Read Article
Small-Space Container Gardens Transform Your Balcony, Porch, or Patio with Fruits, Flowers, Foliage & Herbs by Fern Richardson 188 pages Timber Press, 2012 List price: $19.95 Fern Richardson is the mastermind behind the wildly popular blog, Life on the Balcony. … Read Article
Horseradish adds a zesty taste to potato dishes, or you can grate it into sandwiches and salads. In this video, Tricia from Peaceful Valley shows you how to grow your own horseradish in a container. You’ll learn how to encourage … Read Article
Follow this easy tip to make your window boxes lighter—and slower to dry out.