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7 Tropical Wonders of the Plant World
Go for high impact with the spectacular foliage, over-the-top florals or iconic profiles of these hand-picked tropical favorites
"kill a great deal of tropical plants, the summers aren't hot enough to allow them... tender plant delicacy can be yours; if you live in Iceland, you learn to work with... accomplish great results. But one consideration we don't think of much is summer temperatures... love this plant. also knows as a dinosaur plant. The leave of ours are 5 -6' in width... bloom? great.. like these flowers... no dreams without plants My Elephant Ears are..."
5 Unsung Wildflowers That Thrive in Dry Shade
"favorite planting season — autumn — I give you some workhorse natives for the U.S. Midwest... still a great time to get them in the ground and provide a head start for faster e... Fall planting eases transplant shock, as cooler weather and autumn rains ensure... suitable planting using British plants, do you have any photos of anything based on... native plants to support native wildlife, plants that are also easier to maintain when..."
6 Overlooked Asters for Tough Spots
Whether your garden has baking sun or dry dense shade, boggy soil or sandy gravel, there's an aster for that
"flowering plants out there, and how I love planting underutilized native asters. With... ever to plant natives. And the late summer-fall blooming season of native asters supports... divide and plant in the fall myself, giving plants the winter to settle in -- and I and... you use plants native to your location. I do give native range maps. Native plants... suggest planting it from May to September, Benjamin. My dilemma is do I divide it..."
Autumn Joy: How to Get 3 Months of Fall Flowers
"are a great compliment to the fall garden. They are a great to replace mums for... wildflower.org/plants/index.php Do a plant search, Aster + Texas, and see what comes up. Otherwise... showy plant. i cannot wait to begin my side fence with asters. shall i plant them... n.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=j480 I would be thrilled to... of the plant, also. I live in zone 4 but have found that I can grow plants from zone..."
How to Find the Right Native Plants for Your Yard
"Find plant maps, sale sites and guides that make going native in the garden easier... native plants would be from local native plant communities for best vigor and wildlife... native plants among gardeners, landscapers and even nurseries. The benefits of going... Native plants are adapted to local climate and soil conditions, especially when those... those plants have been sourced from local seeds. (It’s always good to ask where the..."
Bring the Outside In With House Plants
"interior design, too, but I think pops of leafy green house plants are also highly... it, so design around plants without fear of clashing!... house plants go beyond adding color and texture to the home (or office... or any... house plants cleanse the air by significantly reducing the amount of harmful gasses... level, plants have been shown to calm us down and soothe our weary souls by making... beauty of plants! I also wanted to ask, how many plants are needed in any space or home..."
Plants for Your Pathway
"right plantings make it even more magical. While gravel and sand are great options... This is a great design! Also effective for keeping water away from the foundation which... keeping with design of house as well as a water element that you can clearly see from inside... beautiful plants. Some of the 'magic' of my hollow is now gone. Thumbs down to that... which USDA Plant Hardiness Zone you're in, or go to your local nursery and ask them about..."
Got a Hot, Humid Landscape? Add Tropical Flair With Air Plants
Turn tree trunks and walls into lush canvases with plants adapted to the canopies of the rain forest
"canvases with plants adapted to the canopies of the rain forest... is a great region for growing these plants that hail from the tropical rain forest... Air plants are unique, because they occupy an ecological niche in the treetops of... Adding air plants to your tree trunks and garden walls will add a layer of lush greenery... an air plant, and its presence is an indication that you may be able to grow other... other air plants with ease. The warm and humid southeastern U.S., from the Carolinas..."
6 Unsung Bulbs for Fall Planting
Don't hang up your spade after summer — plant these unusual bulbs in fall for a spectacular spring show
"summer — plant these unusual bulbs in fall for a spectacular spring show... off to a great start by planting spectacular bulbs this fall. Some add much-anticipated... location, plant according to package directions, add a light sprinkling of 10-10-10... lovely. I planted alliums two years ago. The first year they were great...many blooms... carefully you plant, bulbs have a mind of their own. Thanks for all the great advice If you..."
7 Edible, Pretty Wonders of the Plant World
It's OK to like them just for their looks, but these flowers, trees and greens have a tasty side too
"tomato plants and so on. Let's have a look at seven edible plants as yummy as they... garden designer to grow pretty edibles? Obviously not. Yet a few cues from a designer... first plant listed is not nasturtium. The second plant listed is nasturtium though... pretty plant with edible flowers. Perfect for a Pimms. is that "Buckthorn" an invasive... This plant is native to Europe and Asia. http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_other/wo_..."
Air Plants Go Easy on Indoor Gardeners
If your best intentions leave stalks barely breathing, embrace blissfully easy air plants to bring a living garden to your home
"easy air plants to bring a living garden to your home... Air plants, a category of plants formally known as epiphytes, get their name from... popularity. Great for people with self-professed black thumbs, air plants require practically... food, air plants actually gather their nutrients and moisture from the atmosphere around... center, air plants can be found at specialty nurseries and are increasingly easy to find..."
Create Your Own Shangri-la With Bird of Paradise Plants
Quintessentially tropical, this broad-leaved beauty can transform bland interiors in the batting of a frond
"for a great houseplant to give your decor a tropical flair, Strelitzia, commonly... banana plant (it is a cousin), you won't find any bananas growing, but if you're lucky... if your plant is truly happy) after three to five years you may just find some gorgeous... That's a great idea, thanks so much! Cool Sara, it's great to see that you're a fan... tects,designers/builders need to plan to include areas where this type of plants..."
8 Plants That Snobs Love to Hate — and You'll Love to Grow
Don't dismiss these common annuals, perennials and shrubs — there are reasons they've been popular for so long
"see some great plants that plant snobs love to hate that you might love to grow. There... the same plant — with its rich blue blooms — is rare, precious, coveted. There are many... other plants that many of us think are too common or too overused to be considered... for the great article. It is so frustrating as a designer when people reject a plant... that is great just because it is common. I love all of the above plants that you have..."
Dirt Optional: Amazing Air Plants for Wall or Tree
"and air plants are stunning on winter walls — and the Christmas tree... decorate with plants. Building on the use of their signature succulents and air plants, these... these designs prove how easily indoor gardening can stretch beyond the typical Christmas... house plant is the TickleMe Plant, The TickleMe Plant will close its fern like leaves... amazing Air Plants to florists (like us!), making the previously exotic little treasures..."
The Art of the Espalier
Go ahead, let limited garden space drive you up the walls. With these 6 ways to train plants vertically, it can be a beautiful thing
"train plants vertically, it can be a beautiful thing... trained plants.) Choosing the form your espalier will take with your garden in mind... are six design ideas to consider.... what a great idea Great article, June. I love aspalier, but am rather surprised at... trellis with great success. Great article June. This looks wonderful. It makes the whole... they are great in courtyards and small gardens. I'd never used them anywhere until earlier..."