Saturday, February 22, 2014

Great Houseplants, Dracaena Janet Craig

Houseplants and Care, Dracaena Janet Craig

Dracaena Houseplant
A member of the Dracaena family, Janet Craig, or Corn Plant, is one of the more common Dracaena found in homes and interiorscapes. Dracaena Janet Craig is grown in a variety of forms including the tip, bush and cane. This glossy, dark green plant can be anywhere from one foot tall to twenty feet tall, though it is uncommon to find them at that height except in interior landscapes or the tropical jungle.
If you are trying to find a nice looking houseplant that will tolerate lower light, the Dracaena Janet Craig...read more about this great indoor plant

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Indoor Plants Indoor Cats

House Cat, Wheat Grass

Houseplants, Cats and Dogs

I have recently posted some information from the ASPCA about #houseplants that may or may not be toxic to your beloved #pets. Here is that link again. ASPCA list of toxic and non-toxic plants, including houseplants.
I know that all of my pets like to eat grass. If they can't get to grass, they will eat your houseplants, if they can get close enough to them. That can make your plants look really bad (if there is anything left to look bad ;}) and some of these plants may be harmful to your pets, so it is best to keep them out of reach.
You can also grow grass specifically for your pets. This is great when you keep them indoors. One thing I have found is you need to plant your "pet" grass in a fairly heavy pot or they may knock it over and damage the plant (before they get a chance to nibble on it).
Here is a link for more information on growing wheat grass for your pets, both cats and dogs.
For information and help with houseplant care, come on over and browse through my website. You can send a message if you don't find what you need on the site. I am happy to help as I am able. No strings attached!
Thanks everyone! May your #houseplants and your #pets co#exist in #peace and #harmony...Gotta go, the cat is playing with the #Philodendron runners! Meow

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Trillium Flowers - A Rare Breed But Not a Housplant

Grandfather Mountain NC
These are a couple of photographs I took of Trillium flowers. The first one to the right was growing on the East coast, near Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. From what I have read, this particular Trillium is fairly rare and Grandfather Mountain is one of the few places that it grows. That may or may not be so. Any information about Trilliums?
The next photo of what I assume is a Trillium was taken in the forests of Oregon. I happened upon it as I was taking a little hike with the dogs and spotted it on the side of the trail. There were only a few but they are kind of pretty.
Oregon forest
I just thought I would post these, even though my website is about the care of indoor houseplants. Any one out there an expert on Trilliums or have any information to offer about them?
Houseplant care and information available here. If you need some advice, I would be happy to help out. Hope everyone's new year is going great.