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Easy to Grow Indoor Plants

Easy to Grow Indoor Plants with Sensible Gardening

Is there such a thing as a no care house plant? Indeed there is not. Plants are after all living creatures. Some care in the form of light, water and nutrients are essential to all. There is however a group of very tough plants, that manage to survive is spite of the dreadful care they are given. Different plants have…

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Indoor Plants for Hot Sunny Windows

Indoor Plants for hot, sunny windows at Sensible Gardening

All plants require light for survival, but sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. South facing windows give at least 5-6 hours of direct sunlight a day. In summer season this light can become scorching and harmful to many plants. Nature is however, always adaptable and there are some indoor plants that can withstand these intense conditions.…

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19 Best Low Light Indoor Plants

19 Best Low Light Indoor Plants with Sensible Gardening. Liven up those dark corners.

All living houseplants require some light, but some grow very well with very little. Our homes and offices can benefit greatly by having living plants as part of the decor, and to help clean the air we breath, however many rooms have minimal natural light sources. If you read that there are plants that will grow in your home with…

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17 Easy Flowering Indoor Plants

17 Easy to Grow Flowering Houseplants with Sensible Gardening

The gardening season is over in my neck of the woods, so my green thumb must move indoors. I find working with plants so pleasurable and relaxing, that to go a whole winter without them would just not be possible. Indoor plants are the next best thing for me. I love the way they fill a room with natural beauty, aromas and…

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Remove Toxins with Beautiful Houseplants

Remove Indoor Toxins with Beautiful Houseplants by Sensible Gardening. Clean the air you breath!

Sad but true, science tells us the air quality in our homes is not what we would like it to be. Unfortunately, the air we breath indoors in our homes is often less healthy than the outdoor air. How can this be? It appears that so many of the products used to build our homes and the products we use…

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The Scoop on Grow Lights

The Scoop on Grow Lights with Sensible Gardening

This is the time of year when we start to think about what plants we want to start from seed for our spring gardens. The seed catalogues pour in, we spend hours browsing the selections and making our choices. Growing plants from seed is a fair amount of work and expense, so most of all we want to be successful.…

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Bountiful Bonsai – A Book Review

Bountiful Bonsai with Sensible Gardening / A Book Review

Bountiful Bonsai written by Richard W. Bender, describes a whole new twist to the traditional ancient art of bonsai. You could say that he is reintroducing bonsai to the modern gardener by giving instructions on how to simplify and make bonsai more accessible to most of us. The author’s “instant bonsai” techniques revolve around the use of common, affordable and available…

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Holiday Cactus Survival Tips

Holiday Cactus Survival Tips with Sensible Gardening

You bought one, it’s gorgeous and if you treat it right your Christmas cactus can live for 25 years. It is a true cactus but the small soft spines make it easy to deal with. I have a bright pink one, but they come in many other colors of red, white, orange and yellow. CHRISTMAS CACTI CARE: Place your holiday…

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Fail Safe Annuals to Grow from Seeds Indoors

Fail Safe Annuals to Grow from Seed Indoors with Sensible Gardening

It will be January before we know it and many of us will be starting to think about starting some seeds indoors. Growing annuals from seeds is a fair amount of work and it sure is nice to have success for your efforts. Certainly makes for a lot more fun. If you are relatively new to growing seeds indoors I recommend trying…

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Enjoy Your Flowers

Fresh Flowers at Sensible Gardening and Living

We really need to take more time to sit back and enjoy the rewards of all our hard work. July is a very demanding month for our daylily farm and there just never seems to be enough time. This week I decided to just throw down the shovel and prepare a few bouquets of flowers to bring inside and I’m…

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The Red Amaryllis

Amarylis in bloom at Sensible Gardening and Living

Well, it finally happened. Our Christmas amaryllis (hippeastrum) is blooming. Not in full bloom yet, but 2 gorgeous redder than red blooms have opened. This one is a real knockout! I tried taking a million pictures to capture this red beauty but either my camera or my lacking photography skills have made it impossible to capture it’s true brilliance. You’ll…

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Indoor Blooms at Sensible Gardening and Living

With a foot of snow still on the ground I must look inwards for my blooms for this bloom day.  What could be better than my Valentine Day bouquet! There were yellow lilies, Goldenrod and bright purple Blazing Star.