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tropical plants

  • Design

    Design for a Late-Summer Show

    Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, has a truly spectacular trial garden. For the past several years, this space has served as a design laboratory where the garden staff can…

  • 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

    Spice Up Your Garden With Tropical Beauties

    Today’s photos come from Barbara Cain of Norwell, Massachusetts, who shares some of the beauties from her garden this year. Many of these plants are tender perennials—tropical plants that can’t…

  • How-To

    Bring It In!

    Tropical plants are a major part of my home garden. It requires effort to lift them every fall and replant them in spring, but it’s worth it to have a…

  • Article

    Making a Jungle in the North

    Michael Passarello shared his garden in North Stamford, Connecticut, with us last week, and he happily sent in some more photos for us to enjoy today. Michael is a garden…

  • Article

    A Jungle in New England

    Today’s photos come from Michael Passarello’s garden in North Stamford, Connecticut. I am a gardener that has one of the most unusual gardens in Connecticut. I began it almost 20…

  • Article

    Costa Rica

    While much of the country has been besieged with snowstorms and below-average temperatures, it is summer in Costa Rica. I had the great fortune of a recent visit there--let these…