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The fiddle leaf fig, ficus lyrata, with its large, dramatic leaves that cluster at the top of narrow trunks, is perfect for filling a corner and providing a welcome...
The fiddle leaf fig, ficus lyrata, with its large, dramatic leaves that cluster at the top of narrow trunks, is perfect for filling a corner and providing a welcome...
Treat Yourself to Spring Blooms in Winter
Forcing bulbs indoors is an easy way to enjoy spring blooms in winter. Almost any spring bulb can be forced indoors. Forcing is a widely used term which means you are fast forwarding their growing cycle to bloom in winter. Paperwhites, also called Narcissus...
Celebrate Shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day
There was a time when wearing a shamrock could get you jailed, or worse. Today the little pots of shamrocks, the symbol of both St. Patrick and Ireland, that show up in nurseries and elsewhere are a welcome sign of spring and a reminder that on March...
How to Add a Living Wall
A vertical garden is truly a living wall. It generates oxygen while offering a visual focal point that’s arguably as stunning as, and more affordable than, a piece of fine art. While a vertical garden requires more maintenance than most other wall coverings,...
Orchids 101: Try Something Different With Dendrobiums
Trying to pin down dendrobiums can be tricky. For one thing, there are more than 1,200 species. Unlike most other popular orchids, dendrobiums also might be either deciduous or evergreen. Adding another layer is the question of what they are called. Deciduous...
Orchids 101: Frilly Oncidiums Dance Their Way to Center Stage
Whether you know them as dancing dolls, dancing ballerinas or simply spray orchids, oncidiums and their related members in the Oncidium alliance are popular both as long-blooming houseplants and long-lasting cut flowers. They may be a bit fussy...
Orchids 101: Classic Cattleyas
Cattleyas epitomize orchids to most people. Even the color called “orchid” takes its name from the the pink to purple shade of the familiar cattleya orchid used in corsages. Nowadays, though, you’ll find cattleyas in almost any color and with a...
Orchids 101: Cymbidiums Add Beauty Indoors and Out
Cymbidiums are a welcome addition to a garden or patio as well as a home, producing 3- to 4-foot-long sprays of up to 30 flowers on multiple stems from winter through spring. Even out of flower, they have arching leaves that add texture to a garden. For...
Orchids 101: Slipper Orchid Success
People either love or hate Paphiopedilums. Often called by their common names of slipper orchid or lady’s-slipper orchid, Paphiopedilums are certainly distinctive, with their prominent pouch-like lips, which do resemble old-fashioned shoes, and glossy...
Orchids 101: How to Keep Your Moth Orchids Alive and Blooming
Phalaenopsis, or the moth orchid, is familiar to anyone who has walked into a grocery store, home improvement store or retail flower shop. It’s also a great choice to start with if you’re interested in growing orchids. As a decorative element, moth...
How to Create an Indoor Landscape
If you’re like me, you’re a strong believer that plants are meant to be enjoyed indoors as much as out. Many of us might be holed up over winter or don’t have the space to tend a garden outdoors, so let’s focus on bringing the garden in. By...
Orchids 101: Get Started Growing Orchids at Home
Orchids were once special-occasion flowers, available only from a florist or a grower. Most people thought growing them required a greenhouse and an exceptionally green thumb. Today orchids retain their aristocratic allure, but they’re readily available....
8 Essentials for Healthy Indoor Plants
Nothing gives me more pleasure than having my indoor plants refreshed, repotted and repositioned, ready for a new year ahead. All too often we either love our houseplants or neglect them to death. But with some common sense on your part, a little love...
DIY Project: How to Make a ‘Kokedama’ String Garden
The first time I saw a wonderful display of kokedama, a variation of Japanese bonsai, hanging against a stark white wall, I never imagined how easy it would be to create this plant-and-string look. “Kokedama” means “moss ball” in Japanese;...
Indoor Winter Gardens for Cheerier Days
Living in a cold climate where days get short and dark, and winter seems to drag on forever, can be disheartening. Why not take the edge off the chill by tending to an indoor garden? You can move in some outdoor potted plants that wouldn’t make it through...
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