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History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
How to Make a Terrarium | Gardens Under Glass
Why not try your hand at creating a terrarium? These miniature gardens under glass have been...
Peace lilies are one of the most common houseplants because they’re fairly easy to grow and...
Geraniums are a longtime favorite of gardeners. They are easy to grow, colorful, and emit a lovely...
African violets are small houseplants that produce clusters of white, blue, or purple flowers over...
Best Indoor Plants for Low Light
Less water, less light, and less care. If you’re like most people, you have little time to fuss...
How to Grow Lucky Bamboo
For Chinese New Year (or any other time of year), an auspicious gift is a lucky bamboo plant. Learn...
Often considered only a minor houseplant pest, fungus gnats can quickly become a major issue if an...
Aloe Vera: A Self-Regenerating First-Aid Kit
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace...
Colorful Coleus Plant Varieties for the Garden
As a young girl, one of my first plants was a coleus grown from a cutting my grandmother gave me. I...
Pothos (also called Devil’s Ivy) is a tropical vine with shiny, heart-shaped leaves that often have...
African Violet Care: Grow African Violets
African violets are beautiful houseplants which provide a pretty dose of color indoors. Find out...
Bird of Paradise
Looking to give your home a tropical vibe? The regal Bird of Paradise plant, with its large leaves...
Orchids have no equal: They are breathtakingly beautiful, delicate, long-blooming, long-lived,...
Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus and Easter Cactus
Is your Christmas Cactus blooming in November? You probably have a Thanksgiving Cactus! Yes, there...
The sunny orange blossoms on my Clivia miniata plant contrast nicely with the bleak landscape...
Poinsettias: Unlikely Christmas Plants
Ruby-red Poinsettias signal Christmastime. But how did this tropical plant become the traditional...
Holiday Plant Care: Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus, and Amaryllis
How do you keep your holiday plants alive in the new year? Three longtime favorites—the poinsettia...
Cyclamens: A Christmas Houseplant
Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive, easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously...
Spider plants produce a rosette of long, thin, arched foliage that is solid green or variegated...
How to Grow a Bonsai Tree
A few years ago I was given a beautiful bonsai container and decided to try my hand at growing a...
Christmas cacti are a very popular houseplant—and for good reason! When they bloom, they produce...
How to Bring Outdoor Plants Indoors
When frost threatens, it’s time to move many of your outside plants indoors. Many tender bulbs,...
Easy Houseplants for Your Home
Have you caught the houseplant bug? See our list of favorite easy-care houseplants and find the...
Best Grow Lights for Growing Vegetables
Just because the days are growing shorter and, in general, cooling down, that’s no reason to...
Growing Vegetables Indoors With Grow Lights
If you want to ensure rapid growth of your vegetable seeds indoors, then using grow lights can make...
September Gardening Tips
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season...
Jade plants are succulent houseplants, which makes them fairly resilient and easy to grow indoors—...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
Ponytail palms are a unique-looking, long-lived indoor plant that thrives on benign neglect. They...
The aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe...
The sweetly-scented jasmine flower can fill a room or a garden with its heady scent. Though jasmine...
Orchid Babies! Potting an Orchid Keiki
One of my orchids had babies! Yes, many orchids grow little baby plants or”keiki.” You can remove...
The croton is an easy-to-grow houseplant known for its variegated foliage covered in green, scarlet...
Without proper ventilation, it doesn’t take long for indoor pollutants to build up to unhealthy...
Wandering Jews, also called spiderworts, are valued for the stripes of white, green, silver, and...
Silver Foliage Plants: Add a Touch of Silver!
One of the joys of summer is attending garden tours. This time of year, many private gardens are...
Top Succulent Plants for the Home
This time of year, the air in my house seems desert-dry and many of my houseplants are beginning to...
Amaryllis: How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best...
How to Overwinter Your Plants and Garden
Learn how to properly overwinter your garden plants to keep them protected from snow, wind, and...
How to Grow Scented Geraniums
It’s only January, but already I’m tired of looking out at a bleak sheet of white. Luckily, I have...
Flowering Houseplants to Brighten Winter
Here are great flowering houseplants to brighten your winter days. These plants are practically...