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Houseplants and tender, nonhardy plants grown outdoors.

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Beautiful Desert Rose – How to Grow and Flower Adeniums

DANIELSON, CT From Logee’s Plants, tips on growing Adenium obesum, a beautiful, succulent flowing tropical plantĀ  tags: adenium, logees, tropical, succulent, container plants

Sunflowers

IOWA From Iowa State Extension and Outreach: “AnnMarie VanDerZanden talks about the advantages of planting sunflowers in your garden.”

Pelican Flower (Aristolochia grandiflora) with Janet Draper

SMITHSONIAN GARDENS, WASHINGTON, D.C. Smithsonian horticulturalist Janet Draper provides insight into the beautiful but foul-smelling vine known as the Pelican Flower (or Dutchman’s Pipe), which can be found in the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden next to the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall, Washington, D.C.

How to Plant Pansies and Violas

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION James Klett, Extension Specialist, discusses planting pansies and violas. For more helpful videos, visit the Colorado State Extension Youtube channel.

Overwintering Elephant Ears

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Learn how to overwinter your elephant ears for use in next year’s garden. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

How to Select and Care for Indoor Foliage Plants

MINNESOTA Video by Bachman’s Floral, Home and Garden in the Minneapolis area.

Care & Culture of Christmas Cactus

CONNECTICUT, by Logee’s Plants Christmas Cactus are some of the most famous houseplants that brighten the winter days. Learn how the shortening day length, paper sun exposure and cooler temperatures bring these beauties into flower. For more information visit- http://www.logees.com

Elephant Ears

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Elephant Ear is a plant that can add drama to the garden. The variety ‘Coffee Cups’ adds a new dimension with smaller cupped leaves. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

How to Cover Hardy Bananas for the Winter

From LOGEE’S in CONNECTICUT Learn how to put the hardy banana to bed for the winter. Once there is a hard frost. Learn how to cut down your banana, how to cover it, when to uncover it and other tips to protect your banana until spring. For more information visit- http://www.logees.com To see our Hardy …Read more »

Butterfly-Loving Zinnias

AUSTIN, TX, by Central Texas Gardener Pop up the summertime garden with zinnias in colors as bright as the sunshine. Trisha explains how to grow her favorites for bedding and arrangements.

Cannas Add Drama

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Canna offer large, dramatic tropical-looking foliage and interesting flowers in the garden. These plants can be easily dug up, overwintered and saved for next growing season. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Growing Hoyas, the Indestructible Houseplant

LOGEES PLANTS IN CONNECTIICUT Hoyas are the indestructible houseplant, many with fragrance and some without but their ability to take dryness and low light and still produce umbels of flowers and waxy green leaves have attracted gardeners everywhere. Learn what the requirements are for these easy growers and how to get these vining beauties to …Read more »