Blog Posts - Houseplants



Terrarium Trimming

First, I want to apologize for disappearing briefly. Having missed a couple of days of posts due to a crazy work week which included some travel, I'm back and eager to talk about plants and the garden again. With temperatures expected to get into the...
by It's Not Work, It's Gardening! on Feb 17, 2014

February Flowers: GBBD, February 2014

Given the mountain of snow piled on top of the front garden at my Gettysburg, Pennsylvania townhouse, I don’t expect to see spring flowers anytime soon. There are some ghosts of flowers past sticking out of the snow in the form of this Sedum specta...
by Jean's Garden on Feb 15, 2014

The sweet scent of winter

For a week or two every winter, my basement is filled with a strong scent that is difficult for me to categorize and even harder to avoid. It's a sweet, flowery perfume that is almost too strong for me to bear.It starts in the early evening, is gone...

Terrarium succulents, up close

I've been spending a lot of time in recent weeks on the treadmill, which means I spend a lot of time looking at the terrarium -- which is on the table in front of the treadmill.I know I recently posted about the plants here, but today I just wanted t...
by It's Not Work, It's Gardening! on Jan 31, 2014

Update: cuttings

I've got a couple of things to update you on. First, I recently put some lettuce cuttings into water after reading that you could regrow lettuce this way.I'm pleased to report that this actually works, and that I'm growing new lettuce!***Unfortunatel...
by It's Not Work, It's Gardening! on Jan 30, 2014

Winter Blooms: GBBD, January 2014

It is mid-winter in my Maine garden; and most plants are in dormancy, slumbering under their blanket of white while building energy for spring. Even after several days of our annual January thaw, there are still several inches of snow cover. Some “...
by Jean's Garden on Jan 16, 2014

Plants spending the winter inside

While I don’t have any houseplants per se, I do bring plants inside for the winter. A few are too sensitive to be outside year round (like the plumeria you see on the extreme right in the photo below), others simply do better protected from the col...
by Bamboo and More on Jan 14, 2014

Plant Profile: Saucer Plant (Aeonium tabuliforme)

Here at funflowerfacts.com we love unusual plants, the weirder the better! This pretty little succulent fits the bill. Aeonium tabuliforme, otherwise known as Saucer Plant or Dinner Plate Plant is the flattest plant we know of. Found in Tenerife, the...
by Fun Flower Facts on Dec 4, 2013

Making Indoor Air Quality A Priority With Choice Houseplants

By Cornelius Nunev The indoor quality of air of your home is important to your health. With these houseplants, you can filter the air without dumping large sums of money into electronic air filters. Check out the Snake plant The Snake plant converts...
by Health Tips And Tricks on Dec 4, 2013

Top 5 Plants for Christmas

Adding plants to your home is a simple and cost effective way to add to your decor and to change it up for the various holidays and celebrations throughout the year. Below is my pick of the top 5 houseplants … Continue reading →...
by Fun Flower Facts on Nov 21, 2013

7 Natural Ways To Reduce Household Odors

Here are 7 simple but effective ways to remove and reduce odors in your home. Most of these methods can be done with items you already have in your home. From odors in your refrigerator, closets, shoes, garbage cans, garbage disposal, septic drain sy...
by Remove and Replace on Oct 7, 2013

Best Plants for the Classroom

Now that it is September, students and teachers will be spending the majority of their time in the classroom. So you might as well, make the most of it. Classrooms can feel dull and drab without some fresh flowers and … Continue reading →...
by Fun Flower Facts on Sep 6, 2013

Tips on Growing African Violets

African Violet (Saintpaula) is one of the most popular flowering houseplants, as it is small and compact, easy to grow, and blooms frequently! It’s the prefect plant for beginners! African violets come in purple, blue, lavender, red, white, pin...
by Fun Flower Facts on Sep 3, 2013

5 Common Houseplants That are Toxic to Pets

Houseplants are great! Everyone should have at least one or two live plants in their home! Not only do plants add beauty and colour to your home decor, they can clean the air, and make you feel healthier and happier. … Continue reading →...
by Fun Flower Facts on Aug 28, 2013

Reasons to Grow Succulents

Succulents are one of the hottest trends in gardening now, beautifying both indoor and outdoor spaces. If you don’t know what they are, succulents (sometimes called fat plants) are plants, like the hens and chicks plant, that have thick, fleshy...
by Fun Flower Facts on Aug 1, 2013

Houseplant 411

Hello World!  This review is for Houseplant 411 which is this great website that has wonderful information for choosing and caring for indoor plants.  Adding plants to your home or office can provide a boost of color to an otherwise drab...
by The Dedicated House on Jul 25, 2013

Simple and Beautiful Centerpiece

Are you looking for a long lasting, inexpensive way to instantly brighten up your room? source I recently saw this idea and thought it would make a perfect, quick and easy centerpiece: Fresh flowers are still my favorite but they are not always avail...
by Restyling Home by Kelly on Jun 28, 2013

How to Grow an Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllum)

Is the orchid cactus an orchid or a cactus? The orchid cactus, also known as epiphyllum, is a cactus that blooms large, showy flowers that are just as beautiful and exotic-looking as orchids. Flowers come in bright vibrant colours like … Contin...
by Fun Flower Facts on May 21, 2013

Best Flowering Houseplants for Mother’s Day

So while we still think flowers are the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, we think that houseplants are even better! First of all, houseplants are longer lasting than fresh cut flowers. Secondly, houseplants are known to clean the indoor air. R...
by Fun Flower Facts on May 10, 2013

How to Care for an Indoor Azalea Plant

Azaleas can be grown outdoors or indoors. They are popular houseplants grown for their abundance of beautiful, long lasting flowers that come in pink, white, red, and lavender. They will add colour and life to any home decor. Bloom times … Cont...
by Fun Flower Facts on Apr 25, 2013


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