Posts Tagged "plants"

Growing Primroses Indoors as Houseplants

Primroses, an outdoor perennial,  can be grown indoors as houseplants if you provide the right climate. These plants remind me of African Violets with their likes and growing conditions. I find that mixing the two plants in their own growing climate works well. The Primrose (primula) likes a growing climate with cool night temperatures of 50-60° F. It also likes filtered sun and moist soil. Daytime temperatures must not exceed 80 degrees. My...

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Choosing The Best Plants For Your Garden

Guest writer:  Pamela Kazmierczak Many times we buy plants on impulse then find there is nowhere in the garden that really suits them. Before buying plants carefully examine your garden to see how much sun and shade it gets, whether the soil is well drained or waterlogged and whether your aspect is sheltered or windswept. You’ll then be equipped to go and buy the best plants for your situation; shade-loving plants for the sheltered areas,...

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The Proven Ability Of Peonies To Sleep Through Severe Winters

by guest writer Thomas Fryd September finally arrives after a normal hot, dry August when we did not care much whether school kept or not. But now September is as welcome as April in the spring. Showers, cool nights, shorter days and reviving nature get under the gardener’s skin. Digging, dividing, planting, weeding – all become less of a drudgery and more of a pleasure. With a hitch in our belts and new faith in our hearts we plan...

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When to Bring your Indoor Plants back Indoors

There’s been a small barely noticeable shift in the weather in my zone 5 climate. But its enough of a change to make me realize I need to start bringing any indoor plants back inside at night. I enjoy putting the plants outside during the summer. They grow better and look great mixed in with the annual flowers. Even a small shift in nighttime temperatures will affect an indoor plant and will make adjusting to the indoor climate more difficult...

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Hydroponic Indoor Gardening

Have you ever thought about getting into hydroponic indoor gardening as a hobby or money making scheme? Below is a list of advantages to hydroponic indoor gardening when compared to traditional soil based gardening: 1. Once you have made your initial set-up costs, hydroponic gardening is around 20% less expensive to run. 2. You can plant more hydroponic plants in a smaller area. This is because the roots do not need to grow as large as they have...

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