Myrtle (Myrtus) has been grown as a decorative plant for thousands of years, and yet it is still a rarity indoors. The small oval leaves are shiny and aromatic – the white flowers appear in large numbers in summer. In the fall, purple berries appear. In midwinter, many of the shoots are crowned by a series of radiating pink stems that
Growing Eucalyptus Indoors? Here’s How To Do It
The Eucalyptus plant with its fragrant properties and coin-shaped foliage makes a wonderful addition to your indoor environment, especially in the bedroom and bathroom. Its attractive silvery blue-green aromatic leaves give off the aroma of menthol. Young plants of eucalyptus have attractive grey-green leaves which produce a distinctive aroma when crushed. They will flourish under
Flower Decorating Tips For Thanksgiving Day
Flower Decorating Tips For Thanksgiving Day – Thanksgiving is the time to begin planning that wonderful meal and it is also the time to think of how you can decorate your home to reflect the splendor of the changing seasons.
Plants In The Bedroom
The bedroom is the least popular room for displaying indoor plants. While it is generally agreed that all living rooms, kitchens and halls can be improved with living plants, there is a difference of opinion over bedrooms. Some interior designers feel that bedrooms are in use for too short a time during the waking hours
Plants In The Living Room
The living room is the area where the family gathers. It is here that the adults relax, the children play and everyone seeks comfort. It is also the spot in the average home where most of the indoor plants can be found.
Small Area Indoor Gardening
Small Area Indoor Gardening – Gardening is a hobby that is growing in popularity. Many garden enthusiasts enjoy spending their time growing herbs, flowers, vegetable, and fruit indoors throughout the year.
Greenhouse With Water Features
Greenhouse With Water Features – Water features, such as ponds and fountains, are usually located outdoors, but a greenhouse provides the opportunity to enjoy these elements indoors. Greenhouses are typically utilized to grow plants and flowers year-round, a water feature can add a unique element to a glazed structure.
Plants In The Hallway And Landing
Indoor plants are a vital feature of the well-furnished hall. It is here that guests gain their first impression of the inside of your home. Beautiful leaves and flowers are an immediate indication of a well-tended house. If your hall is large, well-lit and heated in winter then you are indeed fortunate and should make
Plants In The Bathroom
A plant display in the bathroom is much more likely to be seen in a magazine than in the home, but with a little thought plants can always be used here to add a touch of interest or even luxury. It is strange that so few bathrooms contain house plants. A warm bathroom with a
Plants In The Kitchen
The kitchen is second only to the living room as the most popular place for indoor plants – more than half have at least one pot or plant trough. This popularity is not really surprising as there are several factors which make the kitchen a good place for many foliage plants and flowers. Some members
Two sorts of Azalea are widely available as flowering pot plants. The Indian azalea (Rhododendron simsii) is by far the most popular one – the less usual type is the Japanese Azalea (Rhododendron obtusum). Both are dwarf shrubs which grow about 1-1½ ft high. Countless Indian Azaleas are bought every year at Christmas time to
The Best Plants for Purifying Indoor Air
When you’re inside the comforts of your own home, it’s easy to think that you’re free from any outdoor hazards. However, the Huffington Post warns that indoor air can be two to five times as polluted as outdoor air, even when you’re not around cars or factories.