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Posts in category Indoor Gardening

Ready to Garden? Use a Little Force

blue hyacinth

As the seed catalogs arrive, I get the urge to do some gardening. The only thing that stands in my way is a foot of snow. It’s a little early for seedstarting. So, to satisfy my desire for the smell of moist earth, I’ve potted up some hyacinth bulbs, which should bloom in a few […]

Enjoy the Natural Scent of Living Lavender


If you’re looking for a houseplant that’s a little different, consider a lavender plant. With proper care, this “living bouquet” offers months of fragrance and bloom indoors. Start by placing your plant in a sunny south-facing window, where it will receive as much light as possible. In low light, growth may become weak and spindly and […]

Seedstarter Put to the Test


After thorough testing of the Fast Start® Seedstarter, we are excited to finally send it out into the world. Because it’s brand new, we are eager to hear what gardeners think. The Fast Start® Seedstarter The culmination of four years of research and testing, our new system represents a breakthrough in seedstarting. The new planting […]

Amaryllis, Again

Amaryllis, Again

Many people wonder if you can get amaryllis bulbs to rebloom. Yes! It’s easy because amaryllis are forgiving plants. Amaryllis benefit from a summer outdoors. For best growth and bloom potential, remove them from pots and plant them in the ground. “The flowers faded months ago, but I can’t bear to throw it out. I’d […]

Plant a Terrarium

Plant a Terrarium

I love planting colorful and unusual tropical plants inside glass containers to create small, fascinating worlds. They invite you in for a closer look and provide a perfect escape from the cold weather outside. Terrariums are easy to care for and don’t require any special skills for success. I love planting colorful and unusual tropical […]

Windowsill Succulents

Windowsill Succulents

With the first frost, our collection of potted succulents must be brought in from the cold. After spending summer out in the alpine garden, they are brought indoors to the living room window.Unlike the other fall chores, this one is easy: just gather up the pots and set them on the windowsill shelf. And when […]

When You’re Windowless


Like many people, I spend a fair amount of time in a windowless office. If I stand up, I can see the windows, but when I’m seated, it’s just me, the PC and the coffee cup. Will anything grow inside these fabric-covered cubicle walls? The answer: Yes. Even if you work in a windowless office, […]

Houseplants Help Purify the Air


Sure, most people know that houseplants can be used to improve the quality of indoor air. But a new study from the University of Georgia shows that certain houseplants that are better than others. Researchers tested 28 plants and identified a set of five “super ornamentals” that removed the most contaminants in a process called […]

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