Indoor Gardening With Foliage Plants

 


Article by: Gwen Stewart

Plants grown primarily for their leaf characteristics and utilized for interior , Hydroponics Gardening - How to Grow Flowers and Vegetables with Minimal Time and Effort decoration or landscape , Robotic Lawn Mowers Keep Burglars Away purposes are called foliage plants. , Taming Your Outdoors As our society becomes more urban, living plants , Gardening Tips For the Beginner as part of the interior landscape , Like Fall Flowers - A Tip To Care For Your Winter Garden Pond increases. The use of live foliage plants , Common Landscape Design Features brings individuals closer to an outdoor , Grow Some Interesting Plants You Won't Find At Your Local Greenhouse type of environment, , Gardening Tips For the Beginner and the large variety of plants , The Truth About Mosquitos and Water Gardens gives us the opportunity to select species that will serve as attractive additions to interior decor. , Tips on Outdoor Patio Heaters Foliage plants , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the ing are excellent for indoor , Bottle Gardening or Terrarium - Design and Maintenance culture since they are able to survive environmental , The Advantages of Silk Flowers conditions unfavourable to many other plants. , How to Create a Beautiful Landscape Painting

Most avid gardeners continue to grow plants , Grow Some Interesting s You Won't Find At Your Local Greenhouse year-round. We start seeds , Finding the Best Pond Pumps in the living room, , Lawn Care Business Owners - Don't Buy Yourself A Job grow , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the Planting ferns in the bathroom, , How to Create a Beautiful Landscape Painting bring in begonias from the outdoor garden , ing Tips For the Beginner year after year, and have pots , Planting Roses (Bare Root or Semi Bare Root) of herbs , Patio Awnings Add Space to Your Living Area in the kitchen. , Designing Your Flower Garden For Year-Round Beauty Today there are so many interesting plants , Patio Awnings Add Space to Your Living Area that can be grown indoors , The Truth About Mosquitos and Water Gardens that there's simply no reason for a gardener not to be surrounded by plants , Want a Garden but Not Enough Room or Soil? Then Hydroponics Gardening could be for You all year-round.

Everyone can grow , Bottle Gardening or Terrarium - Design and Maintenance foliage plants , Tick Bites indoors with little effort if the right plant , Bottle Gardening or Terrarium - Design and Maintenance is used in the right location. , Patio Awnings Add Space to Your Living Area Large-leaved species such as rubber plants , Finding the Best Pond Pumps (Ficus elastica), Monstera deliciosa, dumb-cane (Dieffenbachia amoena), and Philodendron are especially suited to commercial building interiors. , Grow Some Interesting Plants You Won't Find At Your Local Greenhouse They provide the size required to make them focal points in interior landscaping. , Like Fall Flowers - A Tip To Care For Your Winter Garden Pond These large leaved-plants as well as the smaller specimens such as ferns, vines, and ivies can serve a similar purpose in the home , Start Planning for Your Backyard Water Garden or Pond or apartment. , Unique Flowers make a memorable gift!

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Indoor plants , Beauty After life - s For Drying - Grasses are raised in glass greenhouses , Daylily 'When My Sweetheart Returns' in which the air , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the Planting is warm and humid. When brought into the average home, , Robotic Lawn Mowers Keep Burglars Away they need to withstand more adverse conditions than the average outdoor plant. , The Advantages of Silk Flowers Challenging conditions such as minimum light, , Common Landscape Design Features inadequate ventilation, warmer temperatures, , Taking Care of Your Bonsai drafts, and dry air , Daylily 'When My Sweetheart Returns' contribute to stressful conditions for plants. , Making a Splash with Water Features in the Garden Considering the following points will help in the selection of house plants , Start Planning for Your Backyard Water Garden or Pond that will complement your interior , Patio Awnings Add Space to Your Living Area décor and live for many years to come.

1. Strong and vigorous. Give the plant , Lawn Care Business Owners - Don't Buy Yourself A Job a quick shake. A plant , Want a Garden but Not Enough Room or Soil? Then Hydroponics Gardening could be for You that's unsteady in its pot , The Advantages of Silk Flowers may not be well-rooted. Shaking the plant , Taking Care of Your Bonsai also tells you whether the plant , Spring Gardening Tips has whiteflies that will scattered in every direction if the plant , Designing Your Flower Garden For Year-Round Beauty is infested.

2. Evergreen - Since it will be seen everyday of the year, plants , Hydroponics Gardening - How to Grow Flowers and Vegetables with Minimal Time and Effort need to be evergreen.

3. Attractive - Some of the foliage plants , The MorrowPond Garden - Soil Management will flower , The Advantages of Silk s from time to time, but the primary reason for purchasing is the plant's foliage and how the plants , Patio Awnings Add Space to Your Living Area grow. The leaves may be selected for their colour , Spring Gardening Tips or form, or both and the growth habit should be attractive and require minimum maintenance.

4. Slow-growing - Select plants , Spring Gardening Tips that are slow-growing without a lot of pruning , You Say Tomato I Say Mosquito or training. They will perform better over a longer period of time.

5. Crowded roots , Organic Gardening - The Pros And Cons - Check the bottom of the plant , Robotic Lawn Mowers Keep Burglars Away for roots , Making a Splash with Water Features in the Garden coming out of the drainage hole. Roots , Robotic Lawn Mowers Keep Burglars Away emerging from holes in the pot , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 1 don't necessarily mean that the plant , How to Sprout is under-potted, but it's frequently a first symptom. Root , Designing Your Flower Garden For Year-Round Beauty bound plants , Preaparing Your s For Winter will require transplanting when you get the plant home. , Grow Some Interesting Plants You Won't Find At Your Local Greenhouse

6. Unhealthy roots , May Gardening Tips for the Southwest - If you can, have the clerk take the plant , Flower Gardening out of the pot , Gardens: They are Fragrant, Breathtaking the Perfect Idea for More Outdoor Decor to check for crowded roots. , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the Planting Roots , The Truth About Mosquitos and Water Gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. , Choosing the Right Sprinkler System They should always feel firm and not squishy. Squishy roots , Gardening Tips For the Beginner are a sign of root , Robotic Lawn Mowers Keep Burglars Away rot.

7. Stem or root , Spring Gardening Tips rot - Sniff the potting mix. Signs of rot smell like the sickly sweet smell of a rotting potato. Don't buy this plant, , Finding the Best Pond Pumps as it likely has a bad case of stem rot or root , How to Sprout rot.

8. Leaf spots, yellowed leaves, or abundant leaf loss - Leaf spots can be a sign of disease , The MorrowPond Garden - Soil Management or caused by the jostling of the plants , Robotic Lawn Mowers Keep Burglars Away in a garden , The MorrowPond - Soil Management centre. A yellow leaf or two at the base of the plant , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 1 is nothing to worry about. If you see many yellow or fallen leaves, however, the plant's probably stressed and therefore not a good choice. Damaged leaves never recover. Ask yourself , Start Planning for Your Backyard Water Garden or Pond whether you are willing to wait for the plant , Grow Some Interesting s You Won't Find At Your Local Greenhouse to produce new leaves or would you rather purchase a healthier looking specimen.

9. Leggy plants , Flower Gardening or brown leaf tips , Bottle Gardening or Terrarium - Design and Maintenance - These conditions are signs of a plant , Designing Your Flower Garden For Year-Round Beauty that has not received adequate care over a period of time. Spindly plants , Landscaping Tips: Boost Energy Efficiency with Shading Trees indicate a lack of adequate light. , Like Fall Flowers - A Tip To Care For Your Winter Garden Pond

10. Signs of insects or disease , A Beginners Guide To Garden Bridges - Look under the leaves and at the leaf axils (the place , Miniature Roses where the leaf attaches to the stem) where most often pests , Unique Flowers make a memorable gift! hang out. Do not purchase this plant, , Flower Gardening as not only will you have a problem with it, but you may also infest the other plants , Organic Gardening - The Pros And Cons in your home. , Furniture Benches Are Perfect For Every Outdoor Space
Gwen Nyhus Stewart, B.S.W., M.G., H.T., is an educator, freelance writer, garden , Miniature Roses consultant, and author of the book The Healing Garden: A Place , Tips on Outdoor Patio Heaters Of Peace - Gardening , The MorrowPond Garden - Soil Management For The Soil, , Tips on Outdoor Patio Heaters Gardening , You Say Tomato I Say Mosquito For The Soul and booklet Non-toxic Alternatives For Everyday Cleaning And Gardening , Taking Care of Your Bonsai Chores. She owns the website Gwen's Healing Garden , Tick Bites where you will find lots of free information , How Vacuum Formed Molds Are Made about gardening , Miniature Roses for the soil , A Beginners Guide To Garden Bridges and gardening , Unique Flowers make a memorable gift! for the soul. To find out more about the book and subscribe to her free Newsletter visit http://www.gwenshealinggarden.ca

Gwen Nyhus Stewart © 2004 - 2006. All rights reserved.

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