Homalomena selby

Homalomena plants are interesting tropical foliage plants that come in various leaf shapes, colors, and patterns.  One of the cultivars of homalomena is Homalomena ‘Selby,’ that is top on the

Acclimating Indoor Plants

Indoor plant acclimation is more popular with homeowners when a new houseplant is brought home. Another time is when summer ends and indoor houseplant lovers who carried their plants outdoors

Growing African Violets My Way

blooming African Violet

Summary: “African Violets My Way” comes from the personal growing experiences of Evelyn Pelt… a long time grower of the wonderful house plants. This is one way I have gained

Gladiolus Care Tips

How many times have you admired a beautiful spike of gladiolus, or an eye popping arrangement of glads, and wished you too could grow similar flowers? Gladiolus is a genus

Kimberly Queen & Emerald Queen Ferns

Nephrolepis obliterata also known as the Australian sword fern or Kimberly queen fern is one of the easier ferns to grow. Originating from Australia, this is considered to be one

How To Grow A Pineapple From A Top

Pineapples cannot only be found in the store, they can also be found in your garden… if you grow them. These sweet tasting plants from the bromeliad family can be

Will My Bromeliad Rebloom?

One of the most common questions was receive about Bromeliads is… will my bromeliad rebloom? Let’s Deal with the Old Flower First A few months have past since you got

5 Tips For Houseplants When Moving

Question: I am moving in about 2 weeks to Wisconsin from Michigan. It’s about a 2 hour drive. How can I best protect my plants during this move? The last

Tips On Caring For Indoor Plants During Winter

Summary: Caring for indoor plants during winter is different than other “indoor” seasons of the year – light, watering, fertilizer are all different. Prepare and Care – your indoor plants

How To Repot A Houseplant

Question: I’ve went down the “repotting house plants” path before. It should be simple but whenever repotting a plant they never seem to do well afterwards. I’m not sure if

Look A Pink Chinese Evergreen

Image: Aglaonema ‘Lady Valentine’ The Aglaonema – Chinese evergreen is one of the most versatile, recognizable and widely used group of plants for indoor use. Plants are available in most

What To Do With Boston Ferns In Winter

The boston fern (Nephrolepis exalta), so lush and green in the spring and summer… how do you overwinter a Boston fern? Boston ferns need good bright outdoors light for starters,

How to Grow Bulbs in Vases

Growing your other favorite bulbs in vases to produce winter color. Add “spring” fragrance for the holiday season. The most common bulbs grown this way are tulips, daffodils, Hyacinthus orientalis (Dutch