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New Year’s Houseplant Touch-Up

I have just completed one of the most important tasks I do for my houseplants, a mid-winter touch-up. Starting in the basement with the slumbering agapanthus, scented geraniums and pelargoniums, I watered, pruned, fertilized with seaweed (Maxicrop), and checked for … Continue reading

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Houseplants: Pests and Diseases

I have a basic strategy for dealing with pests and diseases on houseplants.  Try the basics, assess the value of the plant and then treat accordingly. A common problem that I have is fungus gnats.  These annoying but mostly harmless … Continue reading

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