Tag: horticulture

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Boost the Health and Beauty of Your Houseplants

Keeping your houseplants healthy and looking their best with a bit of grooming this winter is sure to lift your spirits. Here are ways to keep your plants healthy. Clip off any dead leaves as they appear. Use a sharp snips or bypass … read more

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cattleya orchid

Choosing and Caring for Orchid Plants

Orchidaceae, the Orchid family, is a diverse group of flowering plants belonging to the Liliopsida class. Found on every continent except Antarctica, orchids are one of the largest families of flowering plants. With more than 28,000 species, there are more orchids on the … read more

Helleborus ‘Onyx Odyssey’

Hellebores — Winter Garden Jewels

  Brr, it’s cold outside. Take heart — the days are becoming longer and the winter flower phenomenon is hellebore season, brought to you by the genus Helleborus. Commonly called hellebores, Oriental hellebores, Lenten rose or Christmas rose, whatever you call them, they … read more

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Succulents are low-maintenance houseplants that add interest and beauty to indoor décor. (Photo courtesy of Gardener's Supply Company/gardeners.com)

Grow a Beautiful Indoor Succulent Garden

It’s no surprise that succulents, including cacti, are popular. These easy-care houseplants come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, making them perfect for any home. All you need is a lot of light and benign neglect to raise healthy and beautiful … read more

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The more dahlias you cut for bouquets, the more flowers the plant will produce. (Photo courtesy of Longfield-Gardens.com)

Tips for Growing Beautiful Dahlias

Growing beautiful dahlias is easier than you think. Proper planting and care will result in an abundance of beautiful blooms for you to enjoy in your garden and summer bouquets. Use these strategies to boost your dahlia growing success. Start Early for a … read more

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Tomato press and sauce makers turn garden-ripe tomatoes into seed-free, skin-free sauce with the turn of a handle. (Photo courtesy Gardener's Supply Company)

Give the Gift of Preserving the Garden’s Harvest

Give a gift that helps your favorite gardeners enjoy the flavors of their garden well past the end of the growing season. Both new and experienced gardeners often spend their gardening budget on plants and seeds, leaving little or none to invest in … read more

Giant chain fern (Woodwardia fimbriata)

Notable Native Ferns

Ferns are some of the earliest forms of plant life found on the planet. Fossil records date back to about 500 million years. About 300 million years ago, ferns dominated swamp forests, where they became the coal deposits that we mine for energy … read more

(Photo courtesy Susan Allen)

A Lifelong Love Affair on the Land

The view from the farmhouse porch instills a sense of peace and tranquility, as the ever-changing light signals the progression of seasons — and only the voices of birds flitting in and out of gardens and over the flood plain below break the … read more

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10 New Plants to Create a Multi-Season Hummingbird Haven

Is there anything more entertaining than watching the aerobatic antics of hummingbirds? Whether they’re visiting for a sip of sugar water at the feeder, zooming through the garden (where you’ll often hear their whirring wings before you see them) or engaging in an … read more

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