Last updated on December 2nd, 2011
Potted plants can’t step out for a breath of fresh air like we can, although they need it every day. A close, stagnant atmosphere will not promote good health nor bloom, and it can lead to all kinds of maladies — leaf-drop, yellowing foliage, spider mites and fungus diseases.
On warm afternoons in April and May, give your plants a healthy thrill by opening every window in the house for a few hours each day. During winter, provide fresh air for a few minutes daily via a door or window in a nearby room; this will permit the air to warm as it travels to your plants.
And that’s my tip for this cold, rainy, Northeastern Tuesday. My plants need fresh air; I need a hot cup of Earl Grey.
Sara swift says
On the property where I live there is a LARGE
Circular garden. Beautiful garden and a circular cement
Any suggestions on how to beautify the cement container
B Pimentel says
In the morning my yard has the sun from the East and afternoon is a blazing hot sun from the West. My problem is keeping a nice yard. I have invested in sod several times but of course with Texas heat has not helped. I was thinking about planting some kind of ground cover on the slop part of the yard. Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
patrice caden says
Hi Kevin, do you have any tips to create a sundial garden? I’ve always admired them and just can’t seem to find the information to create my own. Thanks and I love your newsletter filled with fun ideas and wonderful recipes.