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5 Great Plants for Indoor Gardens

Whether you live in an area that’s not conducive to an outdoor garden or don’t have access to enough outdoor space, you can produce your own food with an …

Ferns are a Great Plant for Your Greenhouse

Ferns are relatively easy to grow and if they are protected from dry air and temperature extremes they will have lush green fronds throughout the year. …

Cyclamen persicum is a Great Plant for Your Greenhouse

Common Name: Florist’s Cyclamen Light Needs:  High, indirect light while in bloom and medium light afterwards. Best Temperatures: 60-70ºF during the …

Pesticide Use Guidelines for Orchids

Despite all of our efforts to keep our collections clean, tidy and pest-free, there simply will come a time when we’re forced to pull out the “big guns” …

Measuring Powders & Liquids to Fertilize Orchids

Whether it comes as a powder or a liquid, by law the values on a fertilizer label are in weight percentages, including the modified ones for P & K. When I …

Feeding Orchids by Mass

I advocate basing a feeding regimen on the needs of the plant, and to manage that regimen in terms of nutrient formula, feeding frequency, and nutrient …

Bonsai Trees for Beginners

It’s easy to get started to get started as a bonsai grower. Follow these basic steps and choose a variety recommended for first time growers and you’ll be …

Aphelandra squarossa is a Great Plant for Your Greenhouse

Common Name: Zebra Plant Light Needs: High, indirect light. Best Temperatures: Warm conditions of at least 65ºF (18ºC). Water and Humidity Needs: The Zebra …

Anise Hyssop is Great Plant for Your Greenhouse

Plant Name: Agastache foeniculum Common Name:  Anise Hyssop Light Needs: Full direct sunlight is best but it can tolerate partial shade. Best Temperatures: …

Growing and Using Echinacea Purpurea

Echinacea Facts As a member of the daisy family (Asteraceae), Echinacea, (Scientifically Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifoliia or Echinacea pallida) is …