I get asked about turning garden plants into houseplants enough to post a series of articles. Some are easy and some, well… not so easy. I’ve started you off with a few posts about Poinsettia. This shrub is a warm zone plant that grows outdoors and yet, we bring it into our house for the Christmas season as it blooms in early winter in its native habitat (which doesn’t see frost btw) 🙂
I’ve also posted the reblooming instructions for Amaryllis. This is a tender bulb but one that lives outside all summner (frost free) no matter where you live. Call it a hybrid.
I’ll continue to post notes about how outdoor garden plants live (or not) right here as I experiment in my own garden.
Eight Important Things To Know About Poinsettia Care the reality is that you’ll be able to keep this plant looking good for longer if you follow these simple directions.
The Causes and Cures for Poinsettia Leaf Problems – here are a range of questions with answers about poinsettia leaf problems
Here are problems readers have asked about poinsettia flowers – from cut flowers to propagating
And some folks are looking for recipes to get their poinsettia to rebloom again.
How to get Amaryllis flowers to bloom year after year. This is the recipe you’ll use for when to store, how to store, and how and when to force the bulb back into flowering. Follow these simple directions – no fancy equipment needed – and you’ll have blooms year after year.
Moving Bulbs – some thoughts on moving potted bulbs into the garden.