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
Virtues: We love aglaonemas because they are easy to grow and maintain, decorating a home as a simple yet beautiful, long-lasting houseplant.
Virtues: We love this butterfly-attracting perennial for its tantalizing array of orange-colored foliage throughout late spring, summer and fall.
Virtues: Barren strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata) is a perennial flowering groundcover. It is an easy-to-grow plant with nice foliage and yellow flowers that appear in spring. As the common name barren strawberry suggests, the plant looks like a strawberry plant, but … Read Article
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This is a tree with a compact size that makes it easy to showcase and multiple seasons of interest. Read Article
We love winter heath (Erica carnea) for its early bloom and evergreen presence. Deer resistant. Read Article
We love dwarf sweetbox (Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis) for its very fragrant late winter flowers and its evergreen foliage. Read Article
We love spider agave (Agave bracteosa) for its drought tolerance and striking architecture. A great choice for hot, dry climates and a fine container specimen elsewhere. Read Article
We love Japanese snowball bush (Viburnum plicatum) for its lovely white spring flowers, reddish fall foliage and lovely branch structure. A beautiful viburnum that stands out among shrubs. Read Article
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