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Get Lost Inside One Of These

Tara Heibel | Posted 12.12.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

I felt like Alice and the Queen of Hearts might have been on the other side!

A Plant That Will Keep On Giving This Fall

Tara Heibel | Posted 12.05.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Fall is officially here.

Add Rich Burgundy And Maroon Hues To Your Garden

Tara Heibel | Posted 11.21.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

It's that time of year when many of us are replacing our spent summer annuals with fall selections to enjoy until the cold weather rears its head. Or ...

A Goldfish For Your Garden?

Tara Heibel | Posted 11.13.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

The Nematanthus gets its common name of 'Goldfish Plant' because its flowers closely resemble the most commonly kept aquarium fish. Most of us can say...

Plant This Lush And Leafy Grass In Your Garden

Tara Heibel | Posted 11.10.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Hakonechloa, or Japanese Forest Grass, have blades that flow at a different angle than other ornamental grass species. Native to Japan, this clumping ...

Add Beauty To Your Garden With This New Rose

Tara Heibel | Posted 11.07.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

When I think of roses, I think about romanticism and beauty in the purest form. Poets write about them and artists use them as their muse. These flowe...

Get Familiar With A Plant That Thrives In Heat

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.14.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Echeveria are in the lime light at this time of year because they're big fans of drought and dry, hot weather. Even though succulents might seem a lit...

This Plant Looks Like A...Baseball?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.14.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

A baseball plant, or Jatropha Berlandieri, is a spectacle of a species for sure. Native to the arid parts of the southern U.S. in addition to Mexico a...

Try Planting This Low Maintenance Succulent

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Fall does not officially hit until September 22nd, but we are already in August and many of our perennial blooms have been there and done their thing....

Strange White Spots On Your Plants?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q & A -Powdery Mildew Q: Help! My plants have white spots, and since I'm pretty sure they don't have strep throat, what's the deal? A: Next time ...

This Eye-Catching Plant Thrives In The Shade

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

When you need a plant to make the shady area of your yard or deck feel a little more lush, look no further than caladium. Ranging anywhere in size fro...

The Right Way To Care For Fresh-Cut Flowers

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Photo by Flickr user hello-julie. Q: I like to pick up fresh cut flowers at my local shop, but I don't know how to take care of them. What can I do...

A Fragrant Flower That's A Little Deceiving

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Confederate Jasmine has a bit of trickery up its sleeve. Despite the name, it isn't likely to give you a political speech and isn't really jasmine -- ...

A Thorny Cactus In A Beautiful Disguise

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Through a Rose-Colored Cactus... Here's another wolf in sheep's clothing for you, though this plant is hardly vicious at all: The Pereskia cactus bo...

Need Garden Inspiration? Look No Further...

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Everyone gets it once and a while... you find yourself stuck creatively and need some inspiration to pull you out of the rut. It happened to me the o...

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 ...

Drab Garden? Look No Further Than This Plant

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

In the Wizard of Oz, the classic team of characters came across a field of poppies. You might have been surrounded by them in your gardens growing up,...

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 ...