'Rose of Sharon'

'Rose of Sharon'
The often unruly 'Rose of Sharon' can benefit from pruning

September Peacock Orchids

September Peacock Orchids
Need division

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Autumn Colors in the Landscape
Many plants continue to put on a show during the cooler days of fall
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Back to the Greenhouse

It is back to school for me as well, this time I am nearing the finish. Classes for this semester include Nursery Production and Interiorscapes. Lots of propagation and a wealth of information about houseplants.

My work study position involves the care of the department’s interior plants, so many of them will be featured here. The first section of Interiorscapes covered the Dracaena family and those of Sansevieria. Snake plants and Lucky Bamboo are easy care interior plants, once a few rules are learned and followed.

Those of the Draceana family are often sent to other parts of the country after being started in Florida nurseries. They tolerate neither direct sun not fluoride in their water. Actually, established Draceana prefer limited water during the winter, but will reward you by surviving in conditions one might not expect.

Cordyline terminalis, a member of the Draceana family, is a tropical and exotic specimen! If you are considering a new houseplant this year, take a look at this one!

Next week we are studying the Ficus, I never knew there are so many kinds. If anyone has comments or questions, please share them here!

Upcoming Changes to this Blog
I am thinking of adding a forum here and am also looking into a giveaway to feature on this blog! Please share with your friends and stay tuned!

Photos are current blooms in my garden, the four o’clocks are still putting on a show!