Have you notice that the days are getting longer? The sun is rising earlier and daylight is definitely lasting longer into the evening. Someone else is noticing the longer daylight hours - your house plants. Soon they will be sending out new growth to greet the increasing daylight hours. But after a winter in our centrally heated air (unlike their natural environments) they would appreciate a little special attention as spring approaches.
As part of our Garden Design Series, we have 3 articles on spiffing up your house plants this month. First we have Wake Up House Plant for Spring, a primer for prepping these hard working beauties for the coming growing season. Our second article is devoted to Christmas Cactuses, a staple in most house plant collections and very receptive to some loving care at this time of year. Our last article is on Potting Soil; yea, what the heck is potting soil?
Our new book review is All About Begonias by Bernice Brilmayer. With over 600 varieties, you should have some begonias in your house plant collection. Read all about begonias, and get started collecting these beauties.
Our articles and book reviews are always written by our own Master Gardeners.