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Taking the Garden to School
by Cathy Jean Maloney - February 2015
If you’ve got two or three walls that form an L-shape or U-shape, you’ve got yourself a gardening goldmine. They’re everywhere: tiny city backyards flanked on all sides by tall buildings, suburban condo developments with far-flung wings, or any home remodel with an addition angled away from the main house. These are courtyard gardens just waiting for an inspired design ... >> read article
Plant Selection Key to Reducing Allergies
by Diana M. Rankin - February 2015
In 2013, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimated 16.9 million adults and 6.7 million children were diagnosed with allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever. Seasonal allergic rhinitis is usually caused by sensitivity to tree, grass, weed or other plant pollens ... >> read article
by Patrice Peltier - February 2015
Have you ever planted showy bulbs like ‘King Alfred’ daffodil or statuesque hybrid tulips in fall, spent the winter anticipating those gorgeous, colorful blossoms, only to be disappointed by the results next spring? Author, plantsman, landscape consultant and Know Maintenance™ guru Roy Diblik has two recommendations for you: “plant selection” and “scale” ... >> read article
ZZ Plant and Other Tough Houseplants
by Barbara Rothenberger, Ph.D. - February 2015
I’m often asked, “What are some of the easiest houseplants to grow?” These are a few of my favorites – and the ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia/i>) would have to be at the top of the list.
A friend had a ZZ plant for years, and she told me that she only watered it once or twice a month! She did have a sun room, and even though there were lots of trees in her backyard, evidentially she had enough light for her ZZ plant – it certainly was a healthy specimen ... >> read article