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  • Amaryllis in Full Bloom
    Reblooming amaryllis: Forced amaryllis bulbs often rebloom with proper care
    If you are like most people, you have probably seen amaryllis bulbs on sale during the Christmas holidays. If you are lucky, you may have even received one as a gift and forced it into winter bloom. You may be wondering what to do with the bulb...
  • Bougainvillea
    Drought-resistant bougainvillea lends tropical flair anywhere
    Bougainvillea is one of the colorful hallmarks of warm destinations such as California, Florida and Mexico. But without much trouble, you can cultivate the ornamental vines even if you live in a growing region with frost or harsh winters. The...
  • Vita Grass Cat Grass
    Indoor gardening: Growing cat grass for indoor cats
    If you have an indoor cat, you already know that they have a tendency to nibble on houseplants. This seems to become more pronounced in the spring when new growth begins, leaving kitty at the mercy of your efforts to shoo him away. But you don'...
  • "Trouble in the Garden"
    Flowers and mushrooms inspire chef at Ludwig’s in Vail, Colorado
    Flowers, gardens, meadows and forests inspire the chef at Ludwig’s. A luxurious restaurant located in the Sonnenalp Resort, Ludwig’s is a bit of Bavaria in the village of Vail, Colorado. For fine dining with alpine flair, exquisite...
  • poinsettia
    How to keep your poinsettia alive and get it to bloom again
    If you got a poinsettia for Christmas you may be wondering if you can keep it as a houseplant. Some people enjoy the poinsettia until it starts looking bedraggled and then throw it out. But if you are a true plant lover and you can’t stand...
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    How to care for an amaryllis plant
    Did you get an amaryllis bulb for Christmas? They are popular gifts for people who like gardening or houseplants. The bulbs you get are primed and ready to sprout and bloom with just a little care. You can discard them after blooming is finished....
  • Cyclamen
    Cultivate indoor blossoms in the dead of winter
    Christmas has come and gone, but for we people in cold climates, a long winter stretches out before us. We face long months of short days. We've made it past winter solstice, yet seasonal realities include snow, ice and winter gardens with...
  • Houseplants purify your air
    Houseplants purify your air
    Winter is a time that most of us stay indoors, closing ourselves off from the cold and consequently fresh air. Winter is the perfect time for houseplants. Did you know thathouseplants purify yourair?A research study by NASA show houseplants can...
  • kalanchoe composite
    Growing kalanchoes
    Around Thanksgiving you may notice a plant with cheery, bright flowers and thick glossy green leaves popping up in the houseplant displays of retail stores. These are Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, commonly known as Flaming Katy, for the hot orange- red...
  • african violet
    How to keep your African violets happy (and blooming) all year long
    African violets have gained a reputation for being difficult houseplants. But if you think of them as guests visiting from a far off land, and meet their needs at least half way, you'll then find they're really not all that demanding....
  • After terrorism: flowers
    Parisian father tells terrorized son ‘They’ve got guns but we have flowers’
    In the wake of the seven terrorist attacks that left at least 129 dead in Paris, a gut-wrenching yet heart-warming video interview has gone viral, and a French father’s explanation emphasizing the power of flowers is comforting more than his...
  • Over watering
    Over-watering: Killing your houseplants with kindness
    If plants could communicate with us, they would probably put together a non-profit group to raise awareness about the dangers of over-watering. Too much of a good thing can quickly turn bad, and believe it or not: the leading cause of death for...
  • Soft Caress Mahonia by Southern Living Plants Collection
    Flowers for the autumn landscape
    Brighten up the autumn and winter landscape in your neighborhood by choosing a yellow-flowering plant to add to your home garden. The Soft Caress Mahonia from the Southern Living Plant Collection is an excellent choice. This evergreen shrub is...
  • hellebore
    How to grow hellebores
    An old garden favorite that had fallen out of favor has made a return to garden popularity. Hellebores have been grown in gardens for thousands of years but modern gardeners had until recently passed them over for more exotic things. New hybrids...
  • purple heart
    How to grow Purple Heart or Setcreasea pallida
    Purple Heart is an easy to grow, pretty plant that has a variety of uses. It’s purple and pink toned foliage and trailing stems makes it a good “filler” or “spiller” in containers or hanging baskets. It makes a good...
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