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Bringing in Plants for the Winter

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The humid summer has been overwhelmed by crisp fall weather, and winter is well on its way. As you pull out your rakes and sweaters, remember to bring houseplants that have been vacationing outdoors back inside.

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5 Romantic Flowering Plants

Sure, a dozen red roses are the go-to for Valentine’s Day gifting. But may we remind you that: they’re usually grown using a massive amount of chemicals and then flown a long distance, making their ecological footprint a large one

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Amaryllis: A Winter Star

Bawdy amaryllis is a South American bulb that naturally blooms during the Northern Hemisphere’s winter, which makes it just the thing for perking up mid-winter doldrums. It’s ubiquitous at Christmas time, when red, white, and pink varieties take center stage.

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A Poinsettia Primer

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In honor of the holiday season, a few facts about one of our favorite red flowers.

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Forcing Paperwhites

For (nearly) instant gratification, try forcing paperwhites. These white members of the narcissus family take only three weeks to bloom when you force them in water.

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Forcing Hardy Bulbs

Once you’ve tucked bulbs into the garden, consider planting up a few for forcing! Forcing bulbs allows you to coax bulbs into blooming indoors during winter, no matter how snowy the weather is outside. Choosing Hardy Bulbs for Forcing Hardy

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