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Plectranthus - African Beauty
Looking for an easy care house plant that offers lush purple flowers, fragrance and decorative leaves to add interest for summer containers? Check out plectranthus right here.
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published on January 20, 2016
Longwood Gardens Tropical Paradise
When it's cold outside, the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens with its warm, sensory experience is the place to be. See why here.
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published on March 20, 2013
A TOUCH OF AMAZONICA IN THE NORTH, Eucharis grandiflora
The Amazon Lily is a great houseplant. With fragrant white narcissus-like flowers and shiny, dark leaves, this South African bulb is easy to grow. Check here for the story and sources.
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published on February 19, 2012
The Largest Living Wall-a Year Later
One year ago a year Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, created the largest living green wall in the country. As a 4,072 square-foot hydroponic showpiece, it has survived admirably. Check it out here.
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published on November 23, 2011
Living Walls and Their Precursors
Vertical walls, green walls, living walls – no matter the name – seem to be the latest horticultural craze. DIG IT! details several types.
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published on February 08, 2011
An Epiphyte Vertical Garden
Living or Vertical Walls are the latest craze in garden design. See a successful indoor living wall here with orchids and bromeliads. It's easy to make.
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published on February 02, 2011
Hand Me Down My Bloomin’ Plants or Getting a Piece of Begonia
Victorian begonias can be family - and friend - heirlooms, too. Two members of the American Begonia Society, Delaware valley Branch, tell how to keep your grandmother's begonia alive.
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published on May 23, 2010
NEED A CAT TO LOVE?
Acalypha pendula, or chenille or cat-tail plant, with its long fuzzy pink tails, is a perfect house plant to chase away the winter doldrums. Click here to find out where to buy them and how to grow them year-round.
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published on September 09, 2009
Houseplants: Staying Alive
December and January are two of the toughest months to grow houseplants. A few tips from the experts will keep some special plants in shape until February, when daylight makes its presence felt. Check them out here.
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published on December 01, 2008
When Ficus Was King
The lure of Ficus is bringing the outdoors in. Give a Ficus what it needs and this tree or large shrub thrives indoors. But the misunderstood Ficus drop its leaves, and branches and roots shrivel and die. Find out what the experts advise to grow, here.
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published on March 19, 2007
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