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Plantiful tips for “overwintering”

October 13, 2016

The range of effort required to keep tender plants alive over the winter varies from really easy to not difficult at all. What you’ll be capable of depends on how much you can lift without injury, how much control you have over the indoor climate, and how much space is available. Enjoy these tips and tricks for “overwintering” from Kristin […]

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How and when to water air plants

October 13, 2014

There are so many different ways to water a tillandsia that it’s easy to get confused. In addition, it’s widely believed that tillandsias don’t need any water at all. But all plants need water and light to photosynthesize, and tillandsias are no exception. There are essentially three methods for watering tillandsias: misting, dunking, and soaking. […]

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How to make an air plant frame garden

October 10, 2014

Print this graphic and more at  Timber Press on Scribd. ____________________

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Pruning houseplants

September 18, 2013

__________ Not everyone loves to prune, but I do. My mother-in-law used to rant, “How would you feel if someone cut off all your fingers and toes?” after I went on a pruning spree. But when the begonias (or whatever) bristled with new growth, she beamed. I like to keep a tight ship. And I […]

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Houseplants as eye-candy? See for yourself.

August 15, 2012

While fawning over Tovah Martin and her new book, as well as attempting to get our readers hooked on indoor gardening, we may have failed to mention how inspirational the photography is in The Unexpected Houseplant. Allow us to correct that.

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