Passive solar design for homes relies on many of the same principles as for placing plants; likewise, landscaping can affect a home’s passive solar efficiency. We live in a passive
National Poinsettia Day is December 12. How sweet — America’s favorite holiday flower has its own special day of recognition! Congress and the floral industry joined to designate this day
Christmas cactus are lovely in bloom and add a grace note of living green to our homes the rest of the year. There are a vast number of species and
Southwest plant lovers might think African violets are the last houseplant they can grow; I know I had my doubts. The stunning plants are native to regions like Tanzania, with a temperate but tropical climate. But it only takes some trial and error to grow these pretty flowering plants in dry Southwest homes.
Maybe “grow” is not the right word for an airplant, which needs no soil and grows very slowly. But airplants (Tillandsia) are just about as easy as it gets to