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When Is The Best Time to Prune Trees and Shrubs?

I am often asked when the best time is what should be pruned. The ideal time is when the tree is dormant, which is late fall to early spring. Since the tree is …

Hoyas Are a Great Greenhouse Plant

Common Names: Wax Vine, Wax Plant, Honey Plant, Indian Rope Plant & Porcelain Flower Light Needs: High light. Plants that receive less than half a day of …

Asparagus Fern is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Scientific Name: Asparagus densiflorus Other Names: Emerald feather Light Needs: High, indirect light. Best Temperature: Does best in average to cool …

Solutions to Semi-Hydroponics Problems with Orchid Culture

I’ve never stated that semi-hydroponics is the “be all, end all” of orchid culture, or even “the best” way to grow them, but I am thoroughly …

Home Remedies from Pest Control to Leaf Shine for Houseplants

A lot of folks are big believers in trying to be as “organic” as possible when controlling ailments in their plant collections, or just trying to spruce …

Hibiscus is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Plant Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Common Names: Hibiscus, China Rose Light Needs: High light Best Temperatures: Warm conditions between 60-70ºF (16-21ºC) …

Brassaia actinophylla or Umbrella Tree is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Common Names:  Schefflera, Umbrella tree Light Requirements: High light and will tolerate some direct sun. Best Temperatures: Average to warm conditions. …

DIY Tray Drains for Orchids and Houseplants

If you grow orchids or other houseplants at home, you have probably found the advantages of using standard horticultural trays for organizing your plants or …

10 Easy Ways to Incorporate Plants In Your Home

There are many benefits to decorating with plants and literally greening the home. Besides adding warmth and color to your home’s aesthetics, another …

Plant Labels Every Grower Should Know

There are several types of plant labels every backyard gardener and/or greenhouse grower should know. Stick Plant Labels These look like ice cream sticks that …