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...

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...

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...

African Violets A Window Garden A Hobby

The value of indoor gardening as a health preserving and rest promoting hobby is inestimable. It can supply necessary relaxation and ease mental tension in these trying times. If you’re not already an indoor garden hobbyist, you’ll find... Read More...

Rely on Succulents!

Anyone can be lucky with succulents! They’re made to order for the dry air in our overheated homes and for the forgetful gardener who frequently neglects to water his indoor plants. In addition to their easy-going nature, succulents offer... Read More...

For Real Houseplant Beauty Grow Gloxinias!

Gloxinias, to my mind, are the most strikingly attractive and most nearly perfect of all houseplants. In fact, by comparison with them, many popular houseplants seem hardly worth growing at all! For color, size and number of their flowers, they... Read More...

Grape Ivy – An Ideal House Plant

Grape Ivy Living as I do in a house with a hot air heating system and its resultant dry atmosphere, any plant that will tolerate these conditions for two or three months is bound to be a favorite. One plant that will take a beating – hot or... Read More...

The Rex Begonia – A Favorite House Plant

Not only for their handsome foliage, but because they present a challenge to the ability of the grower, the varieties of rex begonia (the King’s begonia) are my favorite house plants. If conditions do not suit them, they go dormant all Winter,... Read More...

How I Grow Orchids In My Bathtub

Each winter I grow tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus, amaryllis and African violets in my window. But most spectacular of all my indoor plants are the cattleya orchids – the popular florist’s corsage flower. For months they lived... Read More...

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