21 of the Best Houseplants for Bright Light
These Virginia Native Plants offer a mesmerizing blend of beauty, resilience, and environmental harmony, making them an indispensable choice for garden enthusiasts and eco-conscious landscapers alike.
Botanical Name: Prunus serotina
Clusters of white blooms appear in spring on the Black Cherry, followed by small cherries, providing food for birds.
Botanical Name: Mertensia virginica
Delicate, bell-shaped flowers of soft blue and pink hues bloom in spring on the Virginia Bluebell, creating a charming woodland display.
Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis
Sporting vibrant red spikes of tubular flowers, this plant attracts hummingbirds and thrives near water sources. Its bold color stands out in gardens and natural habitats.
Botanical Name: Rudbeckia hirta
With golden-yellow petals and a dark center, this flower blooms all summer. It’s a hardy plant, perfect for sunny gardens.
Botanical Name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Known for its vibrant red foliage in fall, this Virginia native climbing vine has five-leaflet leaves and tiny green flowers.
Botanical Name: Ilex opaca
Glossy, spiky leaves and bright red berries in winter make this evergreen shrub stand out. It’s great for landscaping and provides food for birds during colder months.
Botanical Name: Aquilegia canadensis
This perennial Virginia native plant features drooping, bell-shaped red and yellow flowers. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Botanical Name: Podophyllum peltatum
This native Virginia plant grows in colonies, creating a unique ground cover in shaded woodlands and adding a touch of wild beauty.
Botanical Name: Lindera benzoin
Fragrant yellow flowers bloom before leaves emerge on this plant, and spicy red berries follow. It’s a host plant for butterflies and provides
21 of the Best Houseplants for Bright Light
As a result of the very wet weather over the last few months, I still haven’t got around to planting the spring-flowering bulbs that I bought months ago. Is it too late to do it now? — EM, Kerry
There’s a reason snake plants are my favorite houseplant. First, they have attractive upright foliage in a range of colors and variegations. Secondly, they’re super easy to grow, tolerating most light conditions and thriving on neglect. That said, occasionally you may notice snake plant leaves turning yellow. Don’t panic! It’s not easy to kill a snake plant. You just need to figure out the issue. Below I share nine reasons a snake plant’s leaves may turn yellow and how to fix them.
Winter’s chill often leaves garden enthusiasts longing for spring’s vibrant colors and fresh scents. Force these bulbs, stem cuttings, bulbs, and branches indoors for a fresh flair of colors!
If you’re already looking ahead to spring flowers, then you’re probably also well aware that right now is the ideal time for planting bulbs.
Propagating houseplants is a fun and fascinating activity that everyone can do, and Chinese money plant propagation is among the easiest. There are three simple ways you can make more of these unique plants for free. All you need is a mother plant and a few tools. This article outlines all three methods and offers tips for success.
If you like the beauty and impact that ornamental grasses bring to a garden design, you will love the many shapes, forms, and colors that North American native species offer. Whether you need a practical ground cover, a dramatic focal point, or an airy filler to knit a matrix planting together, Danielle, Carol, and guest Paula Gross have some options that will inspire you to start your spring shopping list now.
Imagine your home graced by the captivating hues of deep purples, striking pinks, and even electric blues. These not-your-average, Houseplants of Unusual Colors, are more than just a visual treat; they’re a conversation starter and a testament to the incredible diversity of nature’s creations!
Transform your indoor spaces into lush, green oases even with minimal sunlight! Discover the magic of Tall Low Light Houseplants , perfect for bringing life and tranquility into dimly lit corners of your home!
After a long winter nothing brings more joy than seeing the first signs of spring. With a little planning and patience, you can amplify and enhance this feeling of delight by incorporating masses of minor bulbs into a lawn or garden bed. Here are a few of the tiny, lesser-known treasures that can be used to flood almost any garden with color before the trees leaf out in spring:
You may have noticed that the Rocky Mountain region—especially if you moved here from either coast or the South—is notably lacking in broadleaf evergreens. That is because these evergreens are more prone to burn from both winter sun and wind—as well as to suffer winter water loss—than deciduous woody plants or needled evergreens. As a result, gardeners in our region must select and site such woody plants more thoughtfully than gardeners in other regions. Of course, what we call “Rocky Mountain” is really more like two regions: one that reliably retains winter snow cover, and one that does not. The three broadleaf evergreen natives described here, however, do well in a variety of gardens and exposures.
Spider Plant Brown Tips – This common problem, while usually a cosmetic concern, can indicate underlying issues that need immediate attention. Our insights will help you restore your spider plant to its lush, vibrant self!