Houseplants and Gardening
Use house plants to personalize and
decorate your home, and gardening techniques to beautify your yard and patio.
Bee Balm, A Beautiful and Useful Plant for your Garden
A lovely and useful herb for your garden!
to Grow Cannas Learn to grow
these attractive plants in your garden.
Irises in Your Garden Information to help you transplant your irises.
to Grow Christmas and Thanksgiving Cactuses
Suggestions for growing Christmas and Thanksgiving Cactuses indoors.
Amaryllis Indoors Learn to grow amaryllis
indoors to have beautiful plants.
to Grow Hydrangeas Hydrangeas grow best in partial shade to full sun.
They prefer morning sun and afternoon shade, especially in hot areas Hydrangeas need a lot of water.
They grow best in rich soil, so dig in a lot of compost, and other organic matter, when you plant them, and mulch
Daylily, A Very Easy, Beautiful and Useful Plant
Daylilies are a pretty,
hardy and very easy care plant that produce beautiful flowers in your garden.
to Grow Strawberries There's nothing like a sun-ripened, freshly picked
strawberry. Warm, sweet and juicy. Growing your own will offer you a sweeter strawberry
because it is allowed to ripen on the plant.
Plants from Seed Raising plants from seed allows the home gardener to
produce a large number of plants at a relatively small cost.
Plant Propagation Made Simple
Learn to propagate your
plants to display in your home or to give as gifts!
Compliment your house plants with these home projects
Tier Terra Cotta Planter
Make a custom planter to display your plants.
Sunny Day Window Shelf
Use an old coffee table
to create a useful and decorative shelf for your home decor.
Miniature Water Garden
Create a miniature water garden for your home or for a gift.
Plant Markers A fun project to decorate your plants inside and
Home Address Flower Pots
Beautify the front of your home with this project.
Terra Cotta Birdbath
project is a must for bird lovers, but everyone will love the look and addition that this adorable project brings to their home.
A few plant container ideas:
a lovely plant in a metal container such as this rectangular container.
Plant a small, cute plant in an old coffee cup
and display in the kitchen. (You may have to make holes in the bottom of
containers so that the water will be able to drain from the plant. I used a
small nail and a hammer to poke holes into the metal container.)
Add a little something to the potted plants you
have: Look at your local home and garden stores for cute additions such as tiny
birdhouses, butterflies or dragonflies on a sticks or colorful rocks which can
be placed on the soil.
Tips for plant care:
You may want to place your planter on a saucer to
monitor the water that your plant is
getting. Be sure to water just enough so some water leaks out onto the
Be sure to take care that your planter does not
sit in water; dispose of any standing water in the saucer.
Some plants may need more sunlight than others.
Read the labels in the plants before you purchase them to make sure that
they compliment each otherís needs.