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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

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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

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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 […]

Winter Flowers

Winter Flowers

The key to keeping cyclamen happy and healthy is to replicate their natural environment as closely as possible. They thrive in cool temperatures that drop as low as 40 degrees F. at night Cyclamen Slideshow Slideshow: Cyclamen Press “play” to start the show. To share comments or explore further, go to Flickr. Giving and receiving […]

Heirloom Christmas Cactus

Heirloom Christmas Cactus

Tough and long-lived, Christmas cactus can be passed easily from one generation to the next, blooming for family gatherings and cheering the darkening autumn days. I’ve given many cuttings of Grampa’s cactus to family and friends over the years. Someday, one of my kids or grandkids may inherit the original. Christmas cactus bloom when nights […]

Bog in a Bowl Update

Bog in a Bowl Update

Earlier this summer I potted up a miniature bog garden in a bowl and it thrived! Even the dried sphagnum peat moss grew. Check Venus fly traps and pitcher plants for aphids before bringing indoors. Planted in early June, the bog garden is lush and healthy in September. North American pitcher plants (Sarracenia) stop growing […]

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