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Posts tagged houseplants

Your Houseplant is an Annual in Disguise!

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Who hasn’t brought a houseplant or two outdoors for an open-air, summer vacation? Every summer I hang plants from the branches of my dogwood where they thrive in dappled light and benefit from the summer rains. Many of our favorite indoor plants are actually tropical perennials that thrive in our hot, humid summers. Why not […]

6 Easy-Care Houseplants That are Sure to Thrive

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Looking for houseplants that can take a long winter — or someone who doesn’t have a green thumb? Here are recommendations from Karen Winter, manager in our Burlington garden center. Every so often I’ll find someone strolling through the greenhouse, looking a little confused. When I ask, “Can I help you find something?” The reply […]

Enjoy the Natural Scent of Living Lavender

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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 […]

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, […]

Winter Flowers

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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 […]

Growing Bougainvillea Indoors

Bougainvilleas require lots of light when they're grown indoors. Mine are happy in the southeast corner of my dining room. This photo was taken during February—it was 20 degrees and snowing outside.
I used to have dozens of houseplants, but over the years I’ve cut way back. Today, there are only three plants in the sunny, southeast corner of my dining room and all three are bougainvilleas. They are orchid-pink Texas Dawn, the deeper pink Barbara Karst and sunny yellow California Gold. These plants started out in […]

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