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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...
Easy to grow Herbes de Provence

Easy to grow Herbes de Provence...

Basil, oregano, rosemary, sage, savory, and thyme are essential ingredients that are easy to grow. Herbes de Provence, or Provençal herbs, is a traditional blend of aromatic herbs that flourish in hills of southern France during the hot summer months. Used by the handful when fresh, Herbes de Provence is also good using dried herbs. It is easy to grow and blend your own. Basil, oregano, rosemary, sage, summer savory,...
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...
Begonia — the garden show-offs

Begonia — the garden show-offs...

Seemingly infinite variety characterises the genus Begonia. Seemingly infinite variety characterises the genus Begonia. They can brighten up both your indoor and outdoor gardens. Probably the most prized though not the most widely grown are tuberous begonias, whose name belies their fulsome displays of mid- to late-summer bloom. The flowers often resemble roses or carnations, and they rarely...