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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...
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...
Hardy and Colourful Geraniums

Hardy and Colourful Geraniums...

These versatile plants are perfect for any sunny spot that calls for a splash of vibrant colour. Geraniums are easy to grow plants that fit well in home gardens, container gardens,  flowerbeds, and even as houseplants. The plants generally known as gera­niums are in fact pelargoniums, and are indigenous to South Africa. They were taken to Europe during the 17th cen­tury, and by the end of the 18th cen­tury had become...