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  • Petite Houseplants for Any Home
    Design

    Petite Houseplants for Any Home

    Admitting you are addicted to collecting houseplants is the first step. The second step? Finding more space for new plants! Plants that stay small are the perfect solution for indoor…

  • Design

    Amarylis: A December Houseplant

    Today Cynthia Strickland, who gardens in Raleigh, North Carolina, is sharing an interesting twist on the familiar amaryllis. (Cynthia has contributed to the GPOD before; check it out here and…

  • Article

    The Great Houseplant Migration

    I’m not much of a houseplant person during the warm part of the year. In fact, virtually all my house plants spend the summer outside on the patio, where they’re…

  • Design

    Break the Houseplant Rules

    I started collecting houseplants in 1979, right about the time I found James Underwood Crockett’s houseplant book, Crockett’s Indoor Garden, at a garage sale for 50 cents. I was a…

  • Article

    The Best Fruit For Containers

    Fruit trees and shrubs, unlike many other edibles, can take up a lot of space when grown in the ground. An average semidwarf apple tree, for example, takes up anywhere…

  • How-To

    Growing Citrus in Pots

    Gardeners have been growing citrus in containers for thousands of years. Many of the first glasshouses, or orangeries, were constructed to grow oranges, lemons, and limes. But you don’t need…

  • Article

    Container Designs Built to Last

    I started asking more from my container designs when my kids were still young. Three seasons of interest no longer seemed like enough return. I was tired of starting over…

  • Article

    Take Your Houseplants Outside

    We all enjoy a vacation, right? Well, houseplants can benefit from a change of venue, too, but their vacation destination doesn’t need to be limited to an out-of-the-way, sometimes forgotten…

  • Article

    Less is More: 2010 Container Design Challenge Results

    Last year, we challenged you to design a container that embodied the theme “less is more.” At the time, the economy was in rough shape, and we thought this would…

  • Article

    Small-Space Gardening | Make the Most of a Small Space

    It’s been said that you can tell a lot about people by their gardens. I think mine says that my life is full and varied. As a certified plantaholic, I…