Men Talk About House Plants

Swiss Cheese Plant For dramatic effect and simplicity of of care, or as a source of continuous pleasure, there are few house plants that can compare with the split-leaf philodendron or, more properly, the Monstera deliciosa. It is hard for me to... Read More...

African Violet – Beautiful Foliage No Flowers

Question: How can I make my African violet bloom? It has beautiful foliage but no flowers.” Answer: One answer to this prevalent plea is to grow the saintpaulia (African Violet) in a plastic globe. The globe comes apart into two hemispheres... Read More...

You Can Be A Plant Breeder

The plant breeder is truly a creator, for he works, not with such dead chemicals as pigments, but with those infinitesimally small, yet living chemicals galled “genes.” Genes are the bearers of heredity in all life, from mankind to the... Read More...

Annuals In Your Window – Secret To Success

Raising flowering annuals indoors is so simple that we wonder why it took so long for us to discover it. If you have a sunny window you can do it too; you don’t need special window glass or a fancy planting box. The blooms may not achieve... Read More...

Useful Ideas On Landscape Winter Protection

Proper precautions are necessary for successful wintering of perennials, bulbs, ornamental shrubs and trees, fruit trees and berries, where reasonably severe Winters are normally expected. Seasons vary and the home owner who is just starting is... Read More...

Grow Dollars Under The Backyard Greenhouse

I had to have a greenhouse. I had wanted one ever since as a little fellow it smelled good and felt good just to be in a greenhouse. Ah, many were the reasons I wanted one. I wanted to propagate my own azaleas, to raise all the plants and shrubs... Read More...

Visit To Grasse – Perfume Capital

Does cultivating flowers for fragrance, not for beauty, sound strange to you? Undoubtedly it does. Yet that is precisely what folks in southern France have been doing for centuries. No one there is at all concerned with capturing prizes at flower... Read More...

Our Woodland Garden

We listened carefully to the sage whisperings of the firs before we ventured into our woodland with saw and spade. In fact, two years pasted before my husband and I could bring ourselves to the actual operation of digging out some of the lush ground-corers... Read More...

How To Grow Lilies In The Rock Garden

Question: We would like to grow some lilies in our rock garden, which varieties are best suited to rock garden culture? Beverly, Goldsboro, North Carolina Answer: Beverly, there are a few lily varieties to use in rock gardens. Here, the smaller,... Read More...

Men Talk About Favorite House Plants

Umbrella Plant We have a large, old-fashioned bay window that faces south, and it presents a somewhat tropical appearance during the Autumn, Winter and early Spring months. Large pots containing plants of Curculigo capitulate, giant maranta, Hoya... Read More...

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