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.
In gardens with restricted space or where conditions are especially difficult for agaves, try growing them in containers. Read Article