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How to Create a Fairy Garden

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How to Create a Fairy Garden
Spring of 2014 is on its way and the gardening urge is upon us.  However, “Mother Nature” is probably not as eager as we, and the weather may not yet be consistent enough for all of our tender plants to go outside. There is a type of gardening that will help to satisfy some of our gardening needs, though: why not try putting together a "fairy garden?" The term should not set you back; there are no fairies needed.  A “fairy garden” is just a miniature garden ...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: fairy garden , indoor plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (1845)

Houseplants for Clean Air

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Houseplants for Clean Air
We get lots of questions in the Kemper Center but these questions made me stop and think...’Do houseplants help purify the air?’, ‘What houseplants help neutralize toxins in my house?’, and ‘Where do these toxins come from?’ Houseplants may decrease your risk of cancers, asthma, allergies and other diseases. People are always trying to find ways to neutralize the chemicals used in their homes. They want to be as ‘GREEN’ as possible. Houseplants ...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: houseplants , toxins , air polution , indoor plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (1442)

Indoor Plants Coming Out of Dormancy

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Indoor Plants Coming Out of Dormancy
Spring is getting closer and this winter has been dragging on. Many people have brought plants in for the winter, to spend a dormant period, where they will not freeze but will do little if any active growing. To fill this gardening void, many people often keep house plants so that winter does not feel so bleak. What may not be realized is that many tropical plants can go through a type of dormancy or semi-dormancy as well. At this time of year you may wonder if the house plants are goin...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: clerodendrum , plumeria , dormancy , indoor plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (681)