Houseplants for the Bathroom

Wednesday November 6, 2019

A well-chosen houseplant or two can brighten up any room in your house, even the bathroom! After a long, hot shower the atmosphere in the bathroom perfectly mimics the lush, humid tropics. Plus, there’s always plenty of water at hand (try sticking your plants in the sink or the shower for a quick, easy soak down!) But the bathroom isn’t …

Clean Air Plants

Saturday February 16, 2019

Even though we spend most of our time inside, indoor air quality is an often-over-looked issue. Common household items like furniture, upholstery, building materials and cleaning products can release toxins into the air of our homes and offices. Poor indoor ventilation can let airborne toxins build up, causing what doctors call Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). The symptoms of SBS for …

African Violets

Wednesday November 14, 2018

African Violets are sometimes called “America’s Favorite Houseplant.” And it’s easy to see why! Their compact size makes them perfect for just about every nook and cranny in your home. Not only that, but they bloom for months and months with a cheerful array of whites, reds, purples or yellows. African Violets have a somewhat undeserved reputation for being a …

5 Stylish (and Easy!) Houseplants

Tuesday February 20, 2018

HGTV has once again named indoor gardening as one of their Top Gardening Trends for 2018. Filling your house with plants creates a harmonious mixture of natural beauty and stylish decor. And when you can marry style with easy care, you’ve really got it made! Here are some of the best trendy houseplants that are also a snap to care …

Growing Indoor Citrus

Monday December 11, 2017

Many citrus trees like oranges, limes and lemons can be grown as indoor houseplants all year long right here in Colorado. Here are some easy steps to turn your kitchen into a miniature Florida!Placement Citrus trees need at least 8 – 12 hours of light each day to bear fruit, though they can be grown as foliage plants with 5 …

Diagnosing Common Houseplant Problems

Thursday March 2, 2017

Like all plants, houseplants are susceptible to certain stresses and problems. The good news is that since your houseplants grow in a much more controlled area, it’s easier to tweak their environmental conditions until they are just right. The following chart can help you zero in on some of the most common houseplant problems by looking at the foliage, flowers …

Growing Succulents and Cacti

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Growing succulents is one of the most popular trends in gardening right now – and it’s easy to see why. Not only do these unusual plants grow in a kaleidoscope of shapes and colors, they are almost completely fool proof! With just a few easy steps, you can grow beautiful succulents and cacti just about anywhere. What is a Succulent …

Creating a Pebble Tray

Tuesday February 14, 2017

So, you’ve watered, fed and pruned your houseplants with loving care, and they still look like they’re struggling? An often-overlooked aspect of indoor gardening is humidity. Most houseplants are native to a wet, tropical climate and they need moisture in the atmosphere to really thrive. This is a challenge for us Mile High gardeners, because Denver has one of the …

Choosing the Right Light for Your Houseplants

Tuesday February 7, 2017

When choosing a houseplant, one of the most important things to consider is proper lighting. Lighting in the house can sometimes be tricky to determine, but here are some things you should keep in mind. Direct vs. Indirect Light Direct light is when the rays of the sun hit the plant directly. Indirect light is anytime the light rays are …

Top Six Health Benefits of Houseplants

Wednesday February 1, 2017

Houseplants are more than just pretty decorations. Study after study has shown that living with plants provides real, measurable health benefits. Houseplants can improve your health, lift your mood and even make you more productive. With a houseful of plants around you, you’ll be able to…