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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...

"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...

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
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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
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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...

Prepping Your Planting Seeds

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Everyone is getting a little restless for spring and judging by the weather it is not going to take that much longer -- spring is right around the cor...

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...

Everything You Need To Know About Orchids

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q: I love the elegance and the exotic feel of an orchid, but every time one winds up in my care, I find myself with a dead orchid after a short while....

Victorian Drama Comes To Life

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

It might have been because of Valentine's Day, but upon my most recent visit to our Williamsburg, Brooklyn outpost of Sprout Home I found myself getti...