Tag: houseplants

Planters Are Overrated But Functional

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UNITED STATES—Container gardening is overrated. The endemic soil here is not so bad that nothing will grow in it. What is now suburban gardens...

Foliage Is Meant For Natural Weather

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UNITED STATES—Foliage needs sunlight for photosynthesis. Foliage needs air for respiration. Roots need moisture to sustain foliage. Houseplants can technically get all of what...

Seasonal Potted Plants For Christmas

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UNITED STATES—'Tis the season for seasonal potted plants. These are not well established houseplant or potted plants that live out on porches and patios...

Potted Plants Have Their Place

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UNITED STATES—Pavement serves a purpose in a landscape. So does decking. They are the flooring of the outdoor spaces that are used for outdoor...

Houseplants Might Enjoy Some Weather

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UNITED STATES—They were not always houseplants. They came from somewhere else. Most came from shady tropical forests, which is why they have such big...

Potted Plants For Christmas Color

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UNITED STATES—After all the Christmas decorations get put away for next year, and the Christmas tree eventually gets undressed from all its ornaments, and...

Houseplants Bring The Outdoors In

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UNITED STATES—Philodendrons, dracaenas, ferns, palms or any sort of tropical foliage inside our homes only create an illusion of closeness to nature. Naturally, these...

Even Houseplants Can Appreciate Rain

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UNITED STATES—Everyone is from somewhere. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be from California. Most of the various plants in our gardens, even if...

Tropical Plants Far From Home

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UNITED STATES—Plants can inhabit nearly every climate on Earth. They live in hot and dry deserts, cold arctic regions, rainforests and just about everywhere...

Ferns Are Made For Shade

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UNITED STATES—Without color or fragrance of flowers, ferns provide some of the most distinctive foliage in the garden. They do not turn color in...

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

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UNITED STATES—As the Nineteenth Century turned to the Twentieth, orchids were popularized by those who profited from industry in the east, and then moved...

Overworked Plants May Recover Slowly

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UNITED STATES—Landscaping and growing houseplants really is no way to bring nature closer to home. If it were up to nature, most of our...
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