Tag: potted plants

Houseplant Culture That Contradicts Gardening

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UNITED STATES—Houseplant culture is a unique type of horticulture. It involves almost no gardening. Most houseplants live exclusively indoors. Many inhabit homes and offices...

Pot Plants Generally Get Burned Out

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UNITED STATES—Pot plants are very different from common potted plants. Potted plants sustain healthy growth within pots or similar containers. They can range from...

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...

Nursery Cans Are Only Temporary

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UNITED STATES—Garden enthusiasts would understand the temporary nature of nursery cans better if they knew more about how plants grow in nurseries. Few plants...

Hanging Planters Need Extra Attention

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UNITED STATES—With few exceptions, plants dislike confinement of their roots. They prefer to be in the ground where they can disperse roots freely. Houseplants...

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 Are Living Things

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UNITED STATES—Cut Christmas trees really are the way to go. There is no obligation to take care of them after Christmas. They do not...

Secret Lives Of Christmas Trees

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UNITED STATES—People really stress out over Christmas trees. Some do not want a cut Christmas tree because it involves killing the tree. Some do...

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 Going To Pot

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UNITED STATES—It seems like such a waste that so many of the prettiest blooming plants are generally regarded as temporary. They are grown in...

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...

Pots And Pans Need Cleaning

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UNITED STATES—This is getting to be cliché. “While they are dormant through winter," plants tolerate all sorts of abuse that would offend them at...

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...

Do Not Forget Potted Plants

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UNITED STATES—Aside from all the seasonal raking and dormant pruning, there is not as much to do in the garden as there was earlier...

Succulents Know Recycling And DIY

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UNITED STATES—There are all sorts of succulent plants, ranging from finely textured small stonecrops to huge suguaro cactus. Because aloes and agaves are succulents,...

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...
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