You may have seen an air plant hanging in an open-faced glass vase or hanging from a seashell at your local garden center. They are becoming popular. Air plants are easy to grow if you follow a few rules – and easy to kill if you don’t. Air plants may be sold with the hype that they live on nothing but air, but this is not the case.
African violets are pushing the envelope when it comes to colors and flower forms. Ruffles, anyone?
When I was a child, I was totally mesmerized by the intense colors of the African violets that seemed to bloom continuously on my grandmother’s windowsills. I would stare in wonder at those jewel-colored blooms surrounded by collars of fuzzy leaves, fully convinced that only experienced gardeners of my grandmother’s reputation could get plants to bloom so gloriously indoors.
Tulips come from Turkey, but woodland wildflowers come from Chicagoland. Why not have someof both in your springtime garden?
One of the things I've come to notice about the horticultural racket (and I'm using the term with extreme fondness, unless I'm n
I had just finished an environmental talk to a local gardening group. It was the usual advice. Don’t do an oil change on ...
The weather outside is still a tad frightful, but the sunshine and the longer daylight this past week seem to have triggered ...
A garden clad in lustrous green velvet – what could be more beautiful? Time to reconsider moss.