House Plants

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…

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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…


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…


blooming oleander

Blooming Oleander

The oleander (Nerium oleander) is a beautiful bushy plant that grows in hot countries, especially in Mediterranean regions. Despite its name, there are varieties with flowers of salmon-colored, red, white and yellow. At home, we…


azalea - popular potted plant

Azalea

Among the most popular potted plants sold as a gift on the occasion, we can find one that is extraordinary, indoor azalea. This azalea, hybrid azalea sometimes called Belgian – because the first hybrid of…


impress with amaryllis

Impress With Amaryllis

If you prefer colorful flowers, luxurious, huge … consider the amaryllis. The flowers of this houseplant can grow up to 20 cm thick and each flower stalks can carry up to six! The amaryllis is…