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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 …

13 Great Plants for a Full Shade Location

Most plants need plenty of sunshine and water to grow. Some plants grow well in partial shade and even less plants will thrive in a full shade environment. If …

Aloeaceae is a Great Plant for Your Greenhouse

Plant Name: Aloe spp. Common Names: Medicine plants and Aloe Light Needs: High light with at least a half-day of full sun; it can adapt to lower light levels. …

Chenille Plant is a Great Plant for Your Greenhouse

Plant Name: Acalypha hispida Common Names:  Chenille Plant and Red Hot Cattails. Light Needs:  Full to medium light in winter; medium light in summer. Best …