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Air plants for your terrarium

February 9, 2015

Air Plants These pineapple relatives are known as air plants because they do not root into soil. Even though they look similar, there are many kinds, with different floral and foliar shapes and colors, and sometimes, even slightly different requirements. Learning the proper names of any air plant you add to your terrarium will help […]

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How to dispose of invasive plants

May 2, 2013

Dead, nearly dead, yanked up, or poisoned plant parts present a disposal challenge for the home gardener. Please bear in mind that you do not want the refuse to regenerate somehow in your yard or wherever it is hauled off to. Otherwise, the infestation might return or pop up elsewhere—not good.

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Tiny striking succulents from around the world

April 18, 2012

The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World by Fred Dortort contains images of some very interesting succulents, and today I’d like to show you some of my favorites. These little plants are found throughout the world, and come in a variety of shapes and colors. The tiny striking succulents found below are only […]

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Succulent Plants of the World

November 1, 2011

I’m excited to announce that The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World by Fred Dortort is now available! A comprehensive guide to more than 2000 succulents, this groundbreaking book begins with an overview of where succulents are found and how they live, along with information on growing and caring for them. The remaining chapters […]

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Tropical plants: Orchids

November 30, 2009

This guest post was written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Plant?, and originally appeared on their blog. Tropical Plants: Orchids Today, the last of November, beginning of December, snow is flying in many parts of the USA. Many die-hard gardeners in colder areas turn to houseplants to satisfy […]

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