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Your Guide To Shopping Holiday Plants

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Photo by Sprout Home Want to spread the holiday love by giving the gift of blooming green? There are a lot of options to choose from so here is the ...

Would You Decorate With A Toy Train?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Flickr photo by Howard N2GOT Many of us who grew up with a toy train set remember meticulously setting up the cities and countryside that the trains ...

One Thing You Need To Know About Potted Christmas Trees

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Flickr photo by wlcutler With the Christmas tree season upon us there are many customers at Sprout Home who ask about live potted trees as an alterna...

What You Didn't Know About The Famous 'Kissing Plant'

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Flickr photo by Andre Benedito Need a holiday plant to take to a dinner party but tired of the traditional Poinsettia? The Mistletoe Ficus is an inte...

Buying A Natural Tree This Year? Read This First

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q: I've never had a Christmas tree before but I think I will try one this year. Is there such a thing as a 'sustainably' cut Christmas tree? A: You c...

PHOTOS: How To Grow And Care For...Moss?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Wanting to take advantage of the last bit of fall in the Midwest I took a trip in to the woods and found myself spending most of my time looking down....

A Plant That Doesn't Need Dirt?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Flickr photo by Ryan Somma In the fern world the staghorn separates itself as being the odd one. Along with their unusual shape they also have an un...

Meet The 'Barbie Chandelier' Plant

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Flickr photo by micklpickl A very diverse genus identified in 1802, Hoya are native to SE Asia through Australia. Most are somewhat epiphytic with sp...

Make Flowers Bloom When You Want

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Photo by Tara Heibel Q: I want to plan ahead for the holidays and try my hand at forcing bulbs but they are a little intimidating to me, how do they ...

PHOTOS: Forget The Ground, Start Planting Upwards

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

The past few weeks I have been spending time transplanting my indoor tropical plants. As my plant collection continues to grow (combined with my inab...

A Vintage Plant Makes A Comeback

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Photo by Tara Heibel As romantic looking as its name implies (in a tragic sounding way) the bleeding heart vine is a species of Clerodendrum, specifi...

When Should You Buy A Dead-Looking Plant?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Flickr photo by prayerfriends Q: I want to plant some perennials to fill up some empty spaces in my garden, and it appears that it is perfect timin...

PHOTOS: White And Blue Pumpkins? Believe It

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Flickr photo by dystopos No other fruit out there can inspire such imagination as a pumpkin does. For the last couple weeks I have been watching peo...

Using 'Negative Space' In Gardening

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Having gone to art school, one of the first things that you are taught is that negative space is the space around and between the subject(s) of an ima...

Meet The 'Zombie Plant'

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Photo by Tara Heibel Part plant, part sea creature, part zombie?? The cryptanthus is the creepiest beauty in the genus of the plant family Bromeliac...

Is This The Plant For 'Black Thumb' Gardeners?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Flickr photo by traviswiens Q: I recently added a Jade to my plant collection but I cant seem to keep it happy. I have heard that they are easy pla...

Meet The 'Beetlejuice Plant'

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

If Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was a plant that crossbred with Beetlejuice, you would get the elephant tree. With its gnarled, thick, gray t...

PHOTOS: Quirky Vintage Figurines In Terrariums

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

If you have been to Sprout Home, you know that we are obsessed with terrariums. If you look closely enough, you might find little figurines acting out...

How To Beat This Common Garden Pest

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q: I have these flying bugs hanging out around my indoor plants and its driving me crazy. It is as if they are just coming from the soil but i do no...

Begonia: The 'Disco' Plant?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

There are many species and cultivars within the Begonia genus, but none have the sexy beauty and drama of the Begonia rex. Begonias are hybridized so ...

How To Create A 'Secret Garden'

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

One of my favorite things to do is take a long walk, primarily because you see many things in the landscape that you might have not noticed previously...

Plant Of The Week: Marimo

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

There are various growth forms in nature but the one that is fascinating me at the moment is the Marimo. Algae that grows into balls of densely packed algal filaments that radiate from the center, creating these cute and velvety wonders of nature.