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Posts tagged houseplant

Hanging Planters Make Great Gifts


I was searching everywhere for unique teacher presents last week and I saw a couple of these living ornaments in the greenhouse of our garden center. I loved them but I needed more than two gifts. So, I bought several hanging vases and a bunch of tiny terrarium plants. I just divided the plants and put them […]

Revitalize Your Houseplants with Worm Castings


A few years ago a young woman asked me for help with her large, potted acacia tree. “I’ve had it for several years, and it was doing fine until recently. Now, the leaves are yellowing and dropping, and it’s just not thriving.” “Let me guess, I’ll bet you’ve taken good care of it, and have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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