Houseplants and tender, nonhardy plants grown outdoors.

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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 Pinch and Trim Coleus

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS From Shawna Coronado, learn how to pinch or trim leggy coleus plants in your garden. These super-easy tips will help you grow a thicker, bushier plant with healthy and showy leaves for either your container gardens or your garden beds. This video about healthy gardening is sponsored by Jung Seed.

Poinsettia Care

MIDWEST Brighten the indoors and get into the holiday spirit by adding a few poinsettias to your indoor décor.  Nationally known gardening expert, author & TV/radio host Melinda Myers shows you how.

Annual Vines

U. NEBRASKA LINCOLN UNL Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd talks about the value of planting annual vines. Visit UNL’s Backyard Farmer website and Youtube Channel for more info.

How to Fertilize Annuals

MEDFIELD, MASS. Landscaping firm The Garden Continuum’s Fine Gardening Division demonstrates how to fertilize annuals in containers and in garden beds.

Easy, No-Soil Indoor Hanging Planters

LOS ANGELES, CA Create a stylish indoor hanging planter and mix houseplants with different soil needs. Garden designer Shirley Bovshow of EdenMakers Blog shows you how to arrange a gorgeous hanging display using few materials.