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Oct 23, 2020

Indoor Herb Garden Kits Take the Guesswork Out of Growing Herbs

Herb garden kits make growing herbs indoors super-easy. You'll get everything you need to plant an herb garden, including pots, seeds, lights and more.

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Oct 17, 2020

Get Bulbs for Forcing

red tulips

Considering the scorching heat we've endured this summer, planting spring-blooming bulbs may not be on your radar yet.

Some flower bulbs that are good for forcing indoors are Crocus, Tulips and Hyacinths.

You can start forcing them as early as October for mid-winter blooms.

And why stop at a few? Pot some up every couple weeks and you'll enjoy spectacular flowers in your home all winter and into spring.

Oct 16, 2020

Philodendron 'Prince of Orange' - How to Grow this Plant Indoors

Vibrant orange leaves unfurl to make Philodendron 'Prince of Orange' a standout among foliage houseplants. Find out how to water, feed, and grow this easy plant.

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Oct 15, 2020

Nertera granadensis - Coral Bead Plant Care and Pictures

Nertera granadensis grows in a thick mat of tiny leaves on intertwining stems with orange-red berries appearing in summer. Find out how to water, when to repot.

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Oct 14, 2020

Florist Chrysanthemum Care: How to Grow Chrysanthemum morifolium

Florist Chrysanthemum varieties all have big, beautiful flowers crowning a mass of dark-green foliage. Find out how to grow indoor mums and keep them blooming.

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Oct 12, 2020

Chinese Fan Palm Care Tips: How to Grow Livistona chinensis Indoors

Chinese Fan Palm makes a beautiful indoor palm tree. Get care tips for this easy-to-grow fan palm and find out how to water, repot, fertilize and more.

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Oct 08, 2020

Madagascar Dragon Tree Care: Grow Dracaena Marginata Indoors

Madagascar Dragon Tree is a bold, exotic house plant that is easy to grow. Find out how to prune, water and fertilize Dracaena marginata here.

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Oct 06, 2020

Colorful Foliage

croton

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 colorful 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.