Houseplants are a wonderful addition to a backyard patio or deck, but there comes a time in the fall when they need to be brought inside to a more protected area. No one wants their plants to freeze..right? But be very careful when doing this so you don’t bring a bunch of little critters in [...]
Gardening by the sign of the moon has been a long standing tradition among some gardeners. Whether it is the best time to plant leafy greens and vegetables, when to cultivate, or the best dates for harvesting, LLewelyn's 2017 Moon Sign Book has all the information needed to determine these best dates according to the [...]
Light The first requirement of all plants during their growing season is an abundance of daylight. Light from a window is always one-sided and the plants respond by turning their leaves and flowers toward the light. Turn the plants occasionally or they'll grow lopsided. Moisture The second requirement for all house plants is moisture. [...]
Who says you need soil to grow plants? We don't! Not when growing Air Plants at least. These quirky little plants are sweeping the nation and it's easy to see why. They can be grown in just about any space, come in various shades of colors, and the different textures are just too cool! Need [...]
Don't worry, be happy. It's a motto we should all try to live by. Matter of fact, there is even a song written about it...or maybe the song was written and now it's a motto? Either way, it's still a good one. We think one way to do this is to use houseplants in your [...]
We've said it before, we'll say it again, and again, and again. Houseplants are where it is at! They are in homes, banks, hospitals, offices, restaurants, etc. Why? Because of the number of environmental and health benefits these houseplants provide. Here are just a few, but we feel the most important benefits of houseplants: Houseplants... [...]
Jackie with Earl May Nursery and Garden Center gives some basic tips about proper houseplant care.
Jackie with Earl May Nursery and Garden Center demonstrates how to properly transplant a houseplant. Follow these simple steps Soil should be moist so the root ball will slip out easily. Turn the pot over and tap the edge gently until soil ball slides out. If roots are twisted and clinging tightly to the [...]
Pruning or pinching are methods used from time to time to remove unwanted or new growth to improve the growth habits and appearance of a plant. Pruning is cutting out unwanted growth; this is usually done with a sharp knife, razor blade or pruning shears. Pinching is the removal of the tips of a stem [...]
Jackie with Earl May Nursery and Garden Center demonstrates how to create a miniature garden.