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5 Cures for Ailing Houseplants

5 Cures for Ailing Houseplants

Houseplants can really add to our indoor decor. But for many folks, growing them is not as easy as the gardening websites would have us believe. Yellow, brown or dropping leaves, insects, fungus, and general bad health can plague us all. Fortunately, most houseplant problems can be traced back to a few easy to solve causes.

Read on to find out how to cure what ails your houseplants.

5 Pet Friendly Houseplants

5 Pet Friendly Houseplants

A while back I wrote an article about 5 easy to care for houseplants that also clean the air. If you missed it, you can check it out here. One of our readers posed a great question. She asked whether any of these were toxic to pets. Unfortunately all except the spider plant were. 

So she got me thinking that since so many of us have pets, it might be good to find some plants that we could grow indoors and that wouldn't be toxic to our furry friends. 

Read on to find our more about 5 Houseplants that are considered safe for dogs and cats

Orchids Revisited

Orchids Revisited

Even though our winter here in PA has been pretty mild this year, its been dreary and rainy for the last few weeks. 

Last year around this time, I really got the 'orchid bug' and decided to get one for my office.

if you've got a case of the winter blahs maybe it's time for you to jump in and try growing them yourself.

Read on for my insights on how to choose and grow orchids successfully.

Orchids 101

Orchids 101

Another winter storm this past weekend has me cursing that groundhog at the other end of my state. Funny Facebook memes about him help but I am really yearning for spring. The Philadelphia Flower Show is in full swing but I didn't have time to go this year. (Luckily there's a home and garden show close by my house this weekend.) 

When I think of the Flower Show, I automatically think of Orchids

Orchids are always something I have admired but have been afraid to try. So I decided to d a little research and see if I could grow them. I mean, after all, there are literally thousands of different varieties. There's got to be one that's right for me.

Read on to find out about the easiest orchids for a beginner to grow and how to get started.