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Why You Want These Rocks In Your Garden

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Gabion walls have tradition that goes back for centuries. They are making a comeback in modern gardens and outdoor spaces because of their industrial ...

Meet The 'Perfect House Plant'

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Ok, so the name of the Nong Nooch vine is a little bit of a tongue twister. This tropical vine is a rare one to find at your local nursery but if you ...

How Much Water Do Plants Need?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q: I know my plants need water, but how do I know how much they need? A: Each plant has different needs but, most importantly everything wants to hav...

The Tree With The Prettiest Flowers You'll Ever See

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

When you're talking about bringing color into your home with plants, the options can sometimes be slim. Blooms can be small and on the feeble side an...

"Is My Tree [Plant] Supposed To Look Like This?"

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q: I bought a fiddle leaf fig ficus tree and my friends keep giving me "help" and "good advice" concerning them. It all seems a little contradictory c...

Read This Before Planting Hydrangeas

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Many of us have childhood memories of huge hydrangeas lining the neighborhood. When you're young their giant mop head blooms seem almost Alice-In-Wond...

Turn Your Garden Into A 'Hot' Spot

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

I was with a client the other day and when I asked her what she wanted her garden to 'say' she responded "I want to feel warm when I am in this space ...

Is This The Most Beautiful Flower Of All Time?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Growing up, my grandmother's backyard was full of peonies. And, visiting her in the spring and early summer the first thing I wanted to do was pick th...

Is This The Most Popular Tree?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Many people have been coming in to Sprout over the last couple weeks with a flower in their hand and an important question -- what is the name of the ...

Read This Before You Plant Herbs

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q: I am too anxious to wait to plant herbs outside on my roof deck and want to start some inside in anticipation. Maybe putting some on my window ledg...

The Most Elegant Flower For A Party

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

The shrimp plant, Justicia brandegeeana, makes me think of an early evening summer cocktail party with an exotic guest list and finger foods (yes, inc...

How To Brighten Up Your Backyard

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

To make a fabulous presentation in your backyard or deck you don't have to spend big bucks on designer plants. What's old is new again and anything vi...

Meet The 'Desert Rose'

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Here is a houseplant that boasts both form and flower. What more could you want? Adenium is a broad genus of plants that are native to an East to West...

Does Your Plant Really Need Fertilizer?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q: My houseplant seems to be unhappy as of late and I have gone through every step to make sure that I am following all of its light and water require...

The Most Unusual Way To Catch Bugs

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Flickr photo by brianwc Nepenthes (or pitcher plant) is a genus of carnivorous, mostly vining, tropical plants native to South East Asia, India, Ma...

Take A Look At The 'Alien Disco Plant'

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Syngonanthus chrysanthus 'Mikado', or as we have dubbed it at the shop 'Disco Alien Plant', always seems to fascinate everyone when they discover it. ...

Read This Before Attempting To Container Garden

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Flickr photo by kevinzim Q: The container that I want to pot a plant in does not have a drain hole. Is it ok to use it still? I do not want to kil...

The Naked Truth About Trees

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

One thing that a garden designer always has to keep in mind when creating a landscape is having four seasons of interest. Plants are constantly changi...