Monthly Archives: January 2010

When You’re Windowless

Plants make office workers happy, but can anything green survive in a cubicle? Yes. In fact, there are many plants that grow happily in the workplace. This rattlesnake plant, which I just added to my cubicle, is the secret to … Continue reading

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Best Garden Books

My shelves are full of gardening-related titles that get used rarely. But there are a select few that are always within arm’s reach. /*START inline box elements */ Michael Dirr, author of the most widely used books on trees and … Continue reading

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USDA Promotes Garden Fabrics

There’s no easier way to shield plants from frost, hail, wind and too much sun, as well as many sorts of insect damage. #blog-main { } #blog-main .image-right { float: right; width: 200px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 10px; clear: right; } … Continue reading

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Sow Something New

After poring over about a dozen 2010 seed catalogs, I’ve come up with my list of new vegetables to try this year. Guardsmark beets and Black Cherry tomatoes are two of the varieties I will try this year. Seeds to … Continue reading

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Houseplants Clear the Air

Houseplants can be used to improve the quality of indoor air. But a new study shows that some are better than others. /*START inline box elements */ #blog-main .smallbox { background-color: #fcf5eb; padding: 1em; float: right; margin-top: 0.75em; margin-right: 0px; … Continue reading

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Winter Flowers

The key to keeping cyclamen happy and healthy is to replicate their natural environment as closely as possible. They thrive in cool temperatures that drop as low as 40 degrees F. at night Cyclamen Slideshow Slideshow: Cyclamen Press “play” to … Continue reading

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Winter Flower Shows

This year’s regional garden shows are just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning a fun day out with a gardening friend. The scene at last year’s flower show in Philadelphia. Charlie Nardozzi   Melinda Myers This year’s … Continue reading

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