Plant guide

Spring Greens

June 05, 2012
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A mâche 'Vit' plant grown on the farm at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.

Also related: Greens Glossary, Going to Seed, and Step-by-Step:From Pot to Plate.

How to Grow and Care for Pelargoniums

March 05, 2012
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1. Potting

Start by repotting plants in larger containers (first in 4-inch containers, eventually moving up to one gallon as they grow) full of a fast-draining cactus-and-succulent mix with a bit of organic loam. Skip fertilizer. Shade outdoor spring and summer bloomers from heat but provide at least four hours of daily sun. Protect summer-dormant plants from summer rain. 

Made In The Shade

July 18, 2011
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Shrouded in Chinese elms, majestic Canary pines, and a sapote tree, the Kuntz and Rask property (see The Path Less Taken Photo Gallery) is lightly sun-dappled throughout the day, creating an ideal space for shade-loving plants—unique for sunny Los Angles.

All About Roots

April 15, 2011
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See also: Supporting Your Roots

All gardeners set out to grow healthy plants, but they also face a stubborn barrier, a curtain beyond which eyesight ends and mystery begins: the surface of the soil. Below, plants root in darkness, and our ministrations above ground only sometimes seem to determine whether our charges will go belly up or thrive.

How to “Plant” Air Plants

April 12, 2011
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Also see: Amazing Air Plants and Air Plants Photo Gallery

Tillandsias may free you from the constraints of pots and soil, but that leaves the question of how to display them. With suggestions from breeder Paul Isley, who has grown air plants for more than 30 years, we offer three options:

Amazing Air Plants

April 12, 2011
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