Indoor Plants

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    Design

    A Perfect Addition to the Gray of Winter

    Today Gail Bromer is sharing a method to brighten up the winter months. I started to collect orchids 30 years ago and still have several plants from those early years.…

  • radiator plants
    Design

    There’s a Unique Radiator Plant for Everyone

    Radiator plants (Peperomia spp. and cvs., Zones 10–12) are beautiful and sturdy plants with overwhelming variety. While their flowers— like those of many houseplants—aren’t much to write home about, their…

  • Maranta leuconera in a hanging planter with ornaments
    Design

    Collecting Plants in Southern California

    Today we’re visiting with Nez, a plant lover who is building her own backyard botanical garden in Los Angeles. I think of this Monstera pinnatipartita as my “soul plant.” My…

  • close up of pink amaryllis flowers
    Design

    A Love for Amaryllis

    Today we’re visiting with Malgorzata Galietti. About 30 years ago I purchased a ‘Red Lion’ amaryllis (Hippeastrum ‘Red Lion’, Zones 8–10 or as a houseplant) and sent it to my…

  • close up of two different pink and white amaryllis
    Design

    Cherry’s Amaryllis

    Today Cherry Ong in British Columbia is sharing some of her amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrids, Zones 8–10 or as houseplants) from last winter. This is perfect inspiration for buying some to…

  • winter floral arrangement
    Design

    Festive Greenery—Bringing the Outside In

    As the winter creeps up and frost is evident in the world around us, many of us consider ways to stay connected with and enjoy the beauty of nature indoors.…

  • caring for moth orchid
    How-To

    Caring for Your Moth Orchid

    What do I do after it’s done blooming? This is the million-dollar question for many people. Follow these steps to keep your plant happy after bloom. 1. Cut off that…

  • growing moth orchids
    How-To

    Keep Moth Orchids Happy and They’ll Bloom Year After Year

    For many people, picking up a potted moth ­orchid (Phalaenopsis spp. and cvs., Zones 10–12) is like buying cut flowers; they don’t care for the plant once it stops blooming.…

  • fall gardening tools
    How-To

    Care for Your Garden Tools and Houseplants, and Learn to Build a Cold Frame

    Now that most of the fall cleanup is done and the colder weather has truly set in for many of us, it’s time to think about those off-season gardening tasks.…

  • houseplant drawing
    How-To

    Nine Tips for Propagating Houseplants Through Cuttings

    Vegetative propagation, or taking cuttings, is often the best and only viable propagation method that home gardeners can use to make more of their favorite indoor plants. This method is…