Whether you’re living in an urban apartment, condo, or office, there are some great benefits to house plants. These plants purify the air in two ways: first, they absorb pollutants into their foliage. These pollutants eventually make their way to the roots of the plant and are converted to plant food. Second, houseplants give off water vapors that have a pumping action. This means that the dirtiest air is filtered by the plant, making it healthier for you and your family.
While traveling, houseplants can suffer severe damage if they are not taken care of properly. You should avoid transporting tall houseplants in an uncovered vehicle. Wind can cause irreparable damage to tall plants. If you must transport a tall plant, make sure it is in a container. Never lift the plant by its trunk. This can be fatal. In order to prevent damage to the trunk, use a sturdy crate.
A cranebill geranium is a reliable garden plant that blooms from spring until the first frost. Geraniums are perennial plants that thrive in temperate climates. These plants have long flowering periods and rare blue flowers. They’re an old-fashioned standard in garden beds, and their delicate petals and veins have made them popular. If you don’t have a garden, you can buy plants that grow indoors, like geraniums, and bring them inside.
For those who want to experiment with houseplants, a book that includes 50 combinations of houseplants is a good option. The author, Steve Asbell, is a garden writer and blogger. His book, Plant By Numbers, has advice on which plants go well together and how to care for them. While houseplants are an excellent choice for a home or office, they can still benefit from fertilizing. It is important to choose a plant variety that will thrive in the space where they live.
Dahlias are another classic houseplant that have a rich history in the American backyard. They were first introduced to North America by the Aztecs and came to this country from Europe and Spain. In the New York City suburb of Corralitos Dahlias, Scott Kunst highlights modern heirlooms for the home garden and the Dahlia atropurpurea, a dark maroon plant with lacy foliage.
Another book focusing on plants is a reference guide for people interested in the history of botany. The author includes information on how plants were used in Washington’s time. A list of plants that were grown at Mount Vernon during Washington’s lifetime is included in the book. Hegneses’ list includes a variety of plants that can survive in some shade. The author even provides a history of each plant, including photos of how each one was grown in the past.