Time For Another Segment Of Name-That-Plant

Hi indoor gardening people. Have you noticed this new-comer to the houseplant scene? We never studied this one back in horticulture school, and it didn’t hit the garden center market until the 1990’s. Its a fun new plant that is doing well for plant enthusiasts. This plant is unique because it’s most commonly grown in a vase…
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How To Tell If Your Houseplants Need Watering

The number one killer of houseplants is the watering can. And behind every watering can is a well-intentioned gardener wondering “should I or shouldn’t I?” More houseplants are killed by overwatering than all other problems combined. Overwatering doesn’t mean we apply too much at one time. Excess water can run out the bottom drainage holes and be…
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Can You Name This Week’s Featured Houseplant?

The game of Name-That-Plant has been fun, so let’s continue. Can you identify this one? Read the entire story and you’ll not only learn the plant’s identity, but also its preferred care. The brightly colored, pointed flower bracts stand above the foliage on tall stalks. This plant is often found growing outdoors in warm, tropical…
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Plan Now For Winter Wonderland Landscapes

One of life’s simple pleasures in this part of the country is sipping coffee on a wintery Saturday morning and gazing out the window to our backyard landscape. That is, if there’s something out there to gaze upon, and most of our yards could use some winter improvement. Winter reveals the patterns of twigs, the…
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Houseplant Or Wild Jungle Native?

Before we get to this week’s mystery plant, raise your hand if you like houseplants. I’ve got both hands raised. Have you ever wondered if you hollered at your plants instead of talking to them, would they grow troubled and insecure? If you sing a happy tune will they be well-adjusted and optimistic? Do you…
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