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Easy Aloes In Containers

Easy Aloes In Containers...

All aloes are easy to grow, and their architectural qualities make them excellent candidates for container gardening. What makes aloes suddenly so trendy? Clearly their water-wise nature is one attraction. But their sudden popularity is mostly due to two characteristics: their striking architectural shape and/or their textural foliage. Both of these qualities are extremely important in the creation of a contemporary...
Easy, captivating, Bromeliads

Easy, captivating, Bromeliads...

The flowers of bromeliads, which can bloom at almost any time of year, are usually striking and brilliantly coloured. What is the phenomenon of allure and captivation bromeliads exert over people? Maybe it is just the whole fascinating gamut of the bromeliad family. But be warned, the bug will get you — once you take one home, they are addictive. Bromeliads are mainly tropical, rosette‑forming plants that differ...
Using Plants Indoors — an introduction

Using Plants Indoors — an introduction...

There is an almost limitless choice of plants for indoor use. What the individual gardener selects must be partly governed, of course, by the conditions he or she can provide. But since most plants are surprisingly adaptable, there remains a large choice for almost any type of environment. There are no rules for the kinds of plant that can be used to decorate a home. There are no rules for the kinds of plant that can...