Paint a Picture with House Plants

Paint Picture Houseplant

Gardeners do not need paints to make a picture. With a palette of living plants, they can paint a memorable composition, drawing from a wealth of material that is both

Some Interesting House Plants For You To Try

Interesting Houseplants

Alternanthera This colorful, little Alternanthera is a lovely flower with narrow lanceolate leaves.  It makes a very effective edging plant. Its leaves, variegated with crimson, pink, green, brown, orange, and

Fluorescent Gardening

Fluorescent Gardening

The recent advent of the seemingly-intense indoor lighting with fluorescent bulbs has naturally caused many indoor gardeners to wonder if plants could be grown under this light.  According to extensive

How I Grow African Violets

African Violet

When I first started growing African violets a few years ago, I realized that I could have hundreds of blooms in many colors all through the year Before I knew

Want to Know About Amaryllis?

Amaryllis

Our grandmothers grew pots of amaryllis and their grandmothers before them. Sometimes, even the grandfathers did.  It is so ancient a custom that one may wonder which was the original

Variation by Spots

Large Dieffenbachia amoena

Plants with unusual leaves have always held a strange fascination for me and I find they are also greatly admired by others. In the window garden, where plants are seen

Ferns In A South Window

Window Fern

Ferns seem to me to be in the neglected bracket, at least when considered as house plants. These few words, with the pictures, will, I hope, serve to remove them

Growing Blooming Iris in The Home Greenhouse

Growing Iris

The iris family includes several fascinating members well worth growing in the greenhouse. Whenever there is room. We like to have some Wedgwood, White Excelsior, and Golden Harvest for cutting.