February is all about love and flowers! Roses and Orchids. So many orchids. Read about Stephanie's conversation with the Orchid Lady plus, save the date for the National Capital Orchid Show and & Sale at Homestead Gardens this month.
Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day besides a box of chocolate. Take a trip to your local independent garden center to check out all the different ways to say, "I love you!" With plants, of course!
It is said that “familiarity breeds contempt.” I think contempt is a strong word. We do crave things that are new. But most of us dine on the familiar or “comfort food” most of the time. It’s the same with plants.
There are a number of cultivars of Peace Lily. I have a big pot of one of the shorter ones that looks nice now, but no flowers. On the other hand, the taller more open one, ‘Mauna Loa,’ has a half dozen large, white, long-lasting blooms.
Perfect for the beginning houseplant parent, and experienced gardeners alike, the structural ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) catches the light with glossy leaves.
I like potted palms, and over the years I’ve seen palms that were off-color, sometimes even in my own house. I attributed it to an iron deficiency but didn’t know the cause. (See the reference at the end of the article for photos of iron deficient palms.)
Yearning to add a little tropical flair to your home? Coming in many shapes, sizes and levels of care, you're sure to find a palm that will suit your needs and have you thinking warm thoughts.
Though it may be more subtle than outdoor seasonal changes, our indoor environment (light, humidity, temperature) changes and so your houseplant care regimen should also change. Here are a few tips to help your houseplant survive winter.