Everyone knows the scent and taste of vanilla… at the very least we smell it in perfumes and enjoy it in ice cream! But did you know that all vanilla comes from the fruit of an orchid? Of the tens of thousands of orchids known to the world, Vanilla planifolia is the only orchid to produce an edible fruit and what an amazing fruit that has turned out to be…
There’s nothing quite like the taste of freshly picked lettuce and with recent scares in the food industry, the thought of growing your own lettuce at home becomes even more appealing. Salad lovers, rejoice! Lettuce is easy to grow indoors all year long!
There are few flowers more widely desired than the orchid. With their delicate, graceful beauty and tropical appearance, orchids carry an unmatched implication of elegance. One of the oldest recognized flowers, orchids are cultivated in a wide variety of colors and delicately shaped blossoms.
Were you aware your houseplants sense changing seasons too? Although much slighter than in outdoor gardens, the changes in light and temperature do affect your indoor plants and can have fairly drastic consequences for some of the more delicate foliage. Here are some coping strategies to keep your houseplants happy this winter!
Now that fall has officially arrived, it is time to start getting your Colorado garden ready for winter’s swift approach. Because Northern Colorado’s winter weather is rarely predictable, gardening in our area presents unusual challenges. The fluctuation between cold and warm temperatures, dry wind, and snow can wreak havoc on even the toughest plants. By following these few simple guidelines, your garden will come back again once the warm rays of spring sun start to shine.