Tag Archives: houseplants

Tough as Nails

All good gardeners have friends and family and colleagues who say these two things: 1) you should come over and take a look at my garden, I just don’t know what to do! (don’t fall for this one); and 2) … Continue reading

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Houseplant Census

A great idea from Mr. McGregor’s Daughter: A houseplant census. I am never going to put in print my enormous number of houseplants at home, my office alone has 9. It had 3 more, but I’ve killed/taken them home.   At … Continue reading

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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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Fragrant Houseplants

Winter in a northern climate needs flowering and fragrant houseplants.  There is nothing finer than coming into the office and smelling my Aunt Rosemary’s hand-me-down jasmine.  The smell is just amazing- like sunbaked, perfumed earth.  I keep a large pot … Continue reading

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