Have you ever despaired over crispy ivy? Or wondered what it takes to get a cactus to bloom?
House plants can seem like a mystery if you don't know how to care for them.
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If you live where winters are cold, your patio container plants may soon be feeling a nip in the air.
Pansies love the crisp days of autumn. But when the temps drop near 50°F/10°C at night, bring potted pansies indoors to extend the growing season.
Also bring in geraniums (shown here) and other warm-natured plants to save them. Make the move a gradual one because sudden changes in light will cause leaves and flowers to drop.
Put your plants in a sunny window you'll enjoy their beauty a while longer.
Fragrant herbs will thrive on a sunny kitchen windowsill. Choose a spot that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight each day. Give the pots a quarter turn each day to expose all sides of the plant to light.
Wondering what to grow? Some good herbs for beginners include:
Did you know that office plants are good for you?
Okay, they won't bring your coffee, but they will boost your mood and create an instant garden ambience right there on your desk. Many of them even clean the air.
Check these out. It's never been easier to find a few good candidates to share your office space.
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It's not too early to plan your spring garden. Order your flower bulbs now to get the best selection.
Perfume any room with fragrant houseplants. Find flowers that add beautiful fragance to your home.
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You already know that plants take in the carbon dioxide we exhale and give off oxygen we breathe in.
But did you know...house plants can also clean the air?
Many plants remove air pollutants commonly found in homes caused by the chemicals in furniture, paint, and carpeting.
Kind of gives you new respect for your foliage friends, huh?
Hmmm...if only we could get them to clean the house too.
Discover how to know if your plant is thirsty, or more likely drowning...
the warning signs of too much fertilizer...
how to tell if your plant is getting enough sun...and more. It all starts here.
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