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Guest Blogger: Improving Any Room this Spring with Plants

Guest Blogger #935, Entry #2313, April 19, 2013 Your decor is just as unique as you are, and sometimes it’s hard to find house-ready houseplants that fit with your scheme. However,...
by Stagetecture on Apr 19, 2013

Fishtail palms at SFO

Last night I was at San Francisco International Airport to pick up a family member. My favorite feature in the international arrivals hall is a long row of majestic fishtail palms. They are perfect plants for a major international airport because the...
by Bamboo and More on Mar 13, 2013

30 Best air filtering plants, according to NASA

Best air-filtering houseplants, according to NASAList of air-filtering plantsThe  list of air filtering plants was compiled by NASA as part of the NASA Clean Air Study, which researched ways to clean air in space stations. As well as absorbing c...

houseplant neglect: Scale

I'm not very good with houseplants, mainly because I tend to ignore them for much of the year. In winter they end up looking pretty sad, as the normally low amounts of light they get dip even lower, the dry air does them no favors, and they don't get...

Winter Decorating Ideas: Let it Grow!

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by A Pop of Pretty on Feb 4, 2013

Citron And Indigo For The Office

This weekend was WAY too short.  On Saturday, we headed out to pick up a few things that we needed.  Namely clothing. I haven’t bought any clothes since before I was pregnant with Willow, which was over a year and a half ago.  I did buy two...
by Grown From Scratch on Jan 28, 2013

Almost

Remember the Amarylis bulbs I talked about a few weeks ago? They're almost ready to bloom.Another day or two and they should be in full flower. Very exciting when the winter is dragging on and there's not much going on in the garden (except deer).***...
by It's Not Work, It's Gardening! on Jan 25, 2013

Fun Flower Facts: African Violet

Chances are you have heard of the African violet. It is a common houseplant found on windowsills worldwide. African violets, also known scientifically as saintpaulia, are known for their pretty purple flowers with yellow centers. Despite their name,...
by Fun Flower Facts on Jan 20, 2013

Fickle and Faithful Winter Blooms: GBBD, January 2013

Like many who garden in cold climates, I depend on houseplants for flowers during the months when my garden is snoozing under its blanket of snow. My favorite winter blooms are those of amaryllis (Hippeastrum). I love their huge, dramatic, colorful f...
by Jean's Garden on Jan 15, 2013

2013 Garden Trend: Air Plants

The latest trend in the world of gardening is growing air plants, also known as tillandsia scientifically. Tillandsia are exotic plants native to the tropics, with over 500 different species and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and … Con...
by Fun Flower Facts on Jan 9, 2013

The 5 Easiest Houseplants to Grow

Did you resolve to live healthier this year? Forget dieting and exercising! This could simply be achieved by growing some houseplants! Houseplants have been known to improve the air quality inside our homes by removing toxins in the air, thus …...
by Fun Flower Facts on Jan 8, 2013

Indoor Plant Benefits

There are genuine positive benefits to houseplants.  Indoor plants have freshened the air in my house and took away the stale air smell. I was having a real problem.  I would leave for work in the morning and if I didn’t leave a window open, my e...
by Wellness Soup on Dec 11, 2012

5 Easy to Grow Holiday Plants

Winter can be a depressing time of the year, especially with the lack of sunshine and fresh flowers from the garden. But there is a silver lining in those dark, gloomy clouds! You can grow these holiday plants in the … Continue reading →...
by Fun Flower Facts on Dec 6, 2012

Why Cats Eat And Dig Up Houseplants

You may catch your cat in the act of eating or digging up your houseplants, or you may discover the telltale sign that the plant has been destroyed. Why do cats engage in this behavior? Just like with dogs, cats may sometimes eat greenery in order to...

Spider plant

Most people grow spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) as a houseplant, but I've never really liked it indoors. I'm not very good with houseplants in general though, so maybe that's the problem.I do like growing spider plants outdoors though, and it's...
by It's Not Work, It's Gardening! on Nov 26, 2012

How can I try watered my houseplants out of town for 3 weeks?

Orchid House Plants Caring for Orchids on: goingforit query : How do I keep my residence plants watered from the city for 3 weeks I went to Spain for 3 weeks. I have about 20 plants (significant and modest), and I am exploring my alternatives right h...
by Care for Orchids on Nov 10, 2012

Top 5 Health Benefits of Houseplants

Houseplants are not just useful for decorative purposes; they also have positive effects on your mental and physical health. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should consider bringing a houseplant into your home and your life. 1)      Increased...
by Ehealthdiary on Oct 19, 2012

in the studio – fiddle leaf figs (ficus lyrata)

I love plants; it is the old horticulturalist in me. I did that before becoming a florist you know. So let’s take about Fiddle Leaf Figs, ficus lyrata, for a moment. First off they are everywhere in home decor lately and I … Continue readin...
by Living Fresh on Oct 16, 2012

Maybe the monkey orchids are grown as houseplants or garden?

Some newer Orchids Orchids on Tip: question Wick Aaron : Maybe the monkey orchids are grown as houseplants or garden Fascinating. It was announced on E-Bay and I’m trying to order this. You have to scroll a bit, see the answer photographs.Meill...
by Care for Orchids on Sep 28, 2012

A scary fix

I don't normally post about houseplants, and rarely about pruning, but today I bring you both.This Ficus lyrata (fiddle-leaf fig) is the oldest houseplant I own. I received two of them as a gift from neighbors who were moving out of my apartment comp...
by It's Not Work, It's Gardening! on Sep 16, 2012


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