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 … Read Article
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:
Turmeric is one of the more popular edibles recently, due to the increased awareness of its many health benefits. But what people don’t know is that it can be grown at home. This was one of our fun gardening experiments … Read Article
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.
Cyclamen are available as houseplants in winter, and they’re often given as gifts or purchased to be holiday decorations. Here are tips on caring for potted cyclamen.
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.
Virtues: We love bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus) for its rippling leaves that provide lively green interest without strong sunlight. Here’s how to grow it as a houseplant.
Here’s how to take care of common terrarium plants plus how to keep that terrarium clean and looking its best.
Virtues: We love miniature rex begonias named for their colorful foliage that brightens up a winter windowsill. Typically growing just 8 to 10 inches tall, these mini begonias doesn’t take much space.
Many of our favorite houseplants come from tropical regions of the world and therefore need warm temperatures to thrive. This doesn’t always jibe with efforts to reduce winter heating costs, such as keeping the thermostat in the low 60s. Since … Read Article
Virtues: We love ‘Erlicheer’ paperwhites for the fragrance of their flowers, their creamy white color and their reliability when forced to bloom indoors as winter decorations. This type of daffodil has also proven itself as a good choice for gardens … Read Article