nasturtium

Nasturtium

The resurgence in interest in growing old-fashioned flowers has helped the nasturtium make a comeback in gardens. The flowers have a delicate fragrance that many people will remember from grandma’s garden. The nasturtium is a…

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lady slippers orchid

Grow Orchids At Home

Orchids have surpassed the poinsettia in many parts of the country as the biggest selling flowering potted plant. There are many types though, some quite expensive, with varying growth requirements. Knowing these, together with which…


heuchera caramel

Top Perennials For 2011

Although this an old article, we are re-publishing it because it still serves as a good line for perennials to choose. Each year, members of the Perennial Plant Association– the industry group representing growers and…


how to plant bulbs

Plant Bulbs

The bulbs that adorn so vividly our spring – tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, squill, crocus and more – must be planted in the fall, between September and early November. Fortunately, their culture is very easy. They…


forcing bulbs to bloom

Forcing Bulbs

It is in the Victorian era that people of high society, eager for gardening indoors, introduced the art of forcing bulbs to the entire population. In 1832, a nursery in London already offers 50 varieties…


african violet - queen of houseplants

Queen Of Houseplants

African violet (Saintpaulia) is themost cultivated houseplant in the world, delighted with this title philodendron in the 1970s. This little plant, forming a flattened rosette of hairy leaves, adapts very well to the conditions of…


epiphytic orchid

Orchid Universe

The orchid is a universe unto itself. This world brings together some 50,000 cultivars belonging to 750 genera from all parts of the world except the poles. It is varied, both in cropping patterns by…


Bird of Paradise

Bird Of Paradise

The bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is native to South Africa. Foliage and flowers are spectacular. To ensure flowering, it is grown outside during the summer and inside at the fall. During the winter, it…


successful repotting plants

Successful Repotting

Repotting is necessary for houseplants. The amount of minerals in the soil tends to increase with time. However, in excessive quantities, these salts are toxic to plants. When you see a whitish or yellowish crust…


leaf cutting

Leaf Cutting

Multiply plants by stem cuttings is well known. A stem is cut, it is inserted into a moist and in a short time, the roots are formed. But how many people know that you can…