Category Archives: House plants / Forcing bulbs

Buy a Shamrock Plant, also called Oxalis, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, It’s really an interesting house plant.

Saint Patrick’s Day is almost here, and in super markets and florist stores everywhere you will see the Shamrock Plant also called Oxalis. The Shamrock plant, which some people think brings good luck is a member of the wood sorrel … Continue reading

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Forcing Spring Flowering Bulbs for Winter Interest

The holidays are over and the decorations have all been put away, so now in the dead of Winter, I want a bit of Spring time. To feed my craving, I start a mini garden of Spring flowering bulbs on … Continue reading

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Norfolk Island Pine, and easy plant to control its height

Even thought I have the OH TO BIG garden, I really am not that much into house plants. Years ago, in a different house, I had wide window sills, and radiators to grow house plants on. But, it is now … Continue reading

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Forcing Paperwhite Narcissus, A little bit of spring in the dead of winter

The winter forcing of paperwhite narcissus, has been a tradition of many gardeners, for years. I started when a friend gave me a bulb forcing kit as a Christmas gift. The kit consisted of a plastic three-sided cup, of sorts, … Continue reading

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