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Monstera Plant

Monstera Plant

Monstera has been a favorite house plant for many years. With proper care young specimens (sometimes mistakenly sold as Philodendron pertusum) soon develop large adult leaves which are perforated and deeply cut. Sturdy support is essential, and stems can reach a heigh of 20 ft or more. If your aim is to grow a tall Monstera plant with giant leaves you must care for the aerial roots – push them into the compost or use a moss stick.

Winter-Flowering Plants In December Garden

Winter-Flowering Plants In December Garden

Winter-Flowering Plants In December Garden – There is no reason why December should be the bleak, flowerless month it is in many gardens. There are a number of winter-flowering plants and here the Christmas rose holds pride of place. The sculptured white blooms of Helleborus niger, sometimes tinted pink, is a masterpiece, with interesting, hand-like leather leaves. The plant may be slow to settle down, but given semi-shade, a rich loamy soil that does not dry out, and a taste of manure in the spring, it will respond.

Aglaonemas: Popular House Plants

Aglaonemas: Popular House Plants

Aglaonemas: Popular House Plants – Large, spear-shaped leaves on short stems are the decorative feature of Aglaonema, the Chinese evergreen. Its virtue, according to the textbooks, is an ability to thrive in poorly-lit conditions, but this is only true of the all-green varieties. The ones with white or yellow variegated foliage need brighter conditions.

Fall Season Gardening: Looking After The Plants

Fall Season Gardening: Looking After The Plants

Fall Season Gardening: Looking After The Plants – Keeping a garden isn’t as easy as laying out a plan, planting a few plants and sitting back to watch them grow. Those plants will need a bit of looking after. This may seem an obvious statement to those of us whose enjoyment centres around working in our gardens more than sitting in them, but it is worth mentioning a few essential jobs you will need to make time for in looking after the plants in your garden.

Lawn Care In September

Lawn Care In September

Lawn Care In September – The fall programme begins this September with the increasing interval between mowings and the raising of the height of cut to the fall level, which is a quarter of an inch above the summer cutting height.

Saponaria Plant

Saponaria Plant

Saponaria Plant – The common names of Saponaria (Soapwort, Bouncing Bet) are a guide to some of its  properties. Stir a handful of cut leaves in a bowl of water and the lather produced reveals why it is called Soapwort. Leave a clump  to grow undisturbed in the border for a few years and the sight of  its stems springing up amongst other plants reveals why it is also called Bouncing Bet.