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Tovah Martin

  • Design

    Winter Bulbs Will Get You Through

    When you hear “bulbs,” you usually think spring, right? But you can enjoy the magic of bulbs a whole lot sooner. Smack dab in the middle of blustery winter, when…

  • How-To

    Tips for Bringing Tender Plants Back Inside

    All your favorite houseplants spent the summer outdoors basking in the good life and soaking in the fresh air. Now it’s time to think about their reentry into your indoor…

  • Design

    Indoor Foliage Plants with Pizzazz

    So you’ve seen the light on houseplants and you’re definitely on board. However, your house isn’t all that bright. In fact, it’s downright unilluminated as far as south-facing windows are…

  • How-To

    Can All Houseplants Go Outside in Summer?

    A whole lot of bonding has happened, and you’ve forged a closeness akin to family with your houseplants this year. But when summer arrived, you needed to turn your attention…

  • Design

    Making Scents of Houseplants

    By now you should be familiar with my pitch line promoting the therapeutic side of houseplants for anybody who’s stuck indoors for weather-related or other reasons. But beyond what houseplants…

  • How-To

    How to Keep Your Begonias Happy

    Making begonias happy is so easy that many gardeners miss the mark merely by overindulging these affable plants. To give you some idea of their congeniality, begonias were being grown…

  • Design

    Find the Right Begonia for You

    There’s something for everyone with begonias. The size range runs the gamut from tight little nuggets with tiny foliage to big whopping plants that stand several feet tall and take…

  • Design

    Great Citrus for Growing Indoors

    Not all citrus are easily adaptable for houseplant purposes. Kumquats (if you can find them) lend themselves to windowsill cultivation whereas grapefruits are notoriously difficult to grow in the average…

  • How-To

    Squeeze in Some Citrus

    Homegrown citrus is every indoor gardener’s Mount Everest. Who doesn’t dream of walking by the kitchen window, leaning over, and plucking a ripe lemon from their very own tree? Actually,…

  • How-To

    Secrets to Growing Citrus

    Growing citrus is achievable. Granted, these plants don’t fall into the indestructible category, but they are among the few fruiting plants that are within the realm of reality. You can…

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