February “Garden Tips” #1

Our main concern is you: that you and your family will enjoy the experience of having a beautiful landscape. After all, you have invested a lot of time and money, and you should be rewarded.

We don’t look upon sending you “Garden Tips” as a gift, but rather, as a serious part of our commitment to you, providing ideas and knowledge for your ‘outside’ landscape, and ideas and examples to
encourage you to also enjoy an ‘inside’ garden.

Gardening-On With Choice Tough-Plants

aglaonema Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema ‘Chinese Evergreen’ Variety: ‘Sparkling Sarah’

Gardening indoors shouldn’t be a great chore that discourages you. By choosing tough plants that aren’t ‘fussy’ and ones that don’t harbor many insects, your experience will be positive.

These plants, as well as others with the same characteristics, will be welcome guests in your home, individually, or as part of a plan to create an indoor landscape by grouping them with others.

The Chinese evergreen has always been a reliable indoor plant because it doesn’t want too much water, or light. The traditional green / silver leaf varieties are now joined by several new spectacular varieties.

mistletoe-fig-ficus

Mistletoe Fig Ficus deltoidea

The Mistletoe Fig forms a mini-tree with lots of triangular leaves and inedible fruits to naturally decorate itself. It requires indirect light and little water.

plectranthus

Plectranthus Variety: ‘Mona Lavender’

Plectranthus, on the other hand, requires as much light as you can give it so it can bloom for you. Let the top soil dry before watering as you ‘garden-on.’

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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