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Sep 22, 2017

Autumn Plants

pansy plants, growing pansies, pansies care

Give Coral Bead Plant a bright spot on your patio for a splash of orange-red color. This unusual beauty loves the cooler weather.

Pansies also love the cool, sunny days of autumn. But when the temps drop near freezing, bring potted pansies indoors to extend the growing season. You'll love those colorful, charming flowers on your sunny windowsill.

Florist Mums are easy to find this time of year. This is the tender type and need to stay indoors with you.

Just when most flowering plants are slowing down, Mona Lavender sends up tall spikes of lavender-blue flowers from autumn and right into winter.

Sep 17, 2017

Colorful Foliage

Shorter days and cooler nights bring on an annual show of spectacular autumn color.

But, you don't have to go outdoors to enjoy dramatic foliage. The gold, orange, red and green of croton plant adds a warm, tropical feel to a room.

Don't overlook prayer plant for striking patterned foliage. Best known for its folding leaves, this rainforest native-turned-house plant is simply beautiful.

Leaf for leaf, no other plant can match coleus plant's bold patterns and vibrant colors. This garden favorite makes an easy house plant. If you can still find one at the garden center, buy it. You'll love growing this colorful gem indoors, too.

Sep 11, 2017

Lady Slipper Orchids - Paphiopedilum Orchids Pictures, Care Tips

Beautiful and exotic Lady Slipper Orchids are easy to grow if you meet their need for high humidity. Get how-tos for repotting orchid, care instructions for Lady Slipper Orchids.

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Aug 15, 2017

Parrot Flower - Heliconia psittacorum - Picture, Care Tips

Parrot Flower (aka Parrot Plant) is a dependable bloomer with brightly colored flowers that resemble a parrot's beak. Find out how to grow Heliconia plant indoors.

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Aug 12, 2017

Baby's Tears Plant - Soleirolia soleirolii Pictures, Care Tips

Tiny, round leaves cascading down slender, fragile stems gives Baby's Tears plant its common name. Find out about sunlight, water, pruning and more care.

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Jul 19, 2017

Grow Garden Favorites Indoors

Heading to the garden center this weekend? Pick up a few extra plants. (Don't you wish you could take them all home?)

coleus plant, coleus plants, coleus blumei

Many of your garden favorites are a snap to grow as house plants. Add fresh color to your home with charming pansies, dwarf varieties of snapdragons, plus wax begonias.

Mophead hydrangea boasts beautiful blue flower clusters, making it a favorite house plant.

Dazzling patterns make coleus (shown here) popular for shade gardens. But you'll love growing this colorful gem indoors, too.

Jul 12, 2017

Sun-Loving Plants

bird of paradise plant

Got a sunny window, porch or patio? Pot up some sun-loving flowers and enjoy the show.

Tropical beauties, such as Bird of Paradise, Hibiscus and Plumeria love to bask in the sunshine.

Climbing Mandevilla will need support from a trellis to show off its big trumpet-shaped flowers.

Small pots of Miniature Roses and Geraniums add a splash of color to a kitchen window or your patio table.

Jul 08, 2017

Perennial Flowering Vines, Climbing Vines for Containers

Discover perennial flowering vines you can grow in containers. How to plant, grow and train climbing flowering vines.

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