Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
That being said, this is one example of the great data these types of programs produce. Below is a planting guide specific to NYC developed by efforts at Cornell.
If you would like a .pdf copy feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or just come by the shop and I'm happy to help you out! And a big thank you to the author(s) of this report, you've done a great service to all of us slugging it out in the trenches!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Survivors In the City
PHOTOS (PHOTOGRAPHS BY TONY CENICOLA/THE NEW YORK TIMES)
THE calendar says spring has sprung. But inside the typical city apartment, one that lacks skylights and glassy southern exposures and unlimited views of blue sky, spring does not arrive on autopilot. Many New Yorkers must actively invest in spring by adding a few hardy houseplants that can make it anywhere, like a dim walk-up in Hell's Kitchen or a tiny railroad apartment in the Bronx.
Harriet Beecher Stowe contended that caring for houseplants was a way of girding one's moral fiber, but the plants can gird one's morale as well. Try a blooming lily (perhaps a clivia) or a mini-cyclamen, which will blossom for months if the room temperature stays below 70 degrees.For the rest of the article, jump here:
This is a great article with a list of plants that are perfect for the city. They even went so far as to speak with the president of the local chapter of the Indoor Gardeners Society. I've had the good fortune to meet with these fine folks, and let me tell you, they take indoor gardening to a level I have never seen before. You can find out more about them here: http://indoorgarden.bizland.com/index.html
And as a quick aside, we have all the plants mentioned in the Times article at great prices and various sizes. Come check them out for yourself and breath some life into that tiny living space of yours!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Hello, I am Emily, your weekend garden girl at Dig. I will be popping into the blog now and again to be sharing some of my own plants with you. I will also be keeping you up to date on my garden, which will be coming to life again very soon! I hope you enjoy my offerings!
I will begin with Fern. Yes, her name is Fern, and yes, I name my plants although not very creatively. Fern is a staghorn fern, Platycerium. Staghorn ferns are very unique looking, with two different types of fronds. Basal fronds, which grow to be a brown papery looking protective layer for the root system, and fertile fronds, which are green horn-like fronds that grow up and out of the protective layer, giving this plant its common name.
I would like to think that Fern is enjoying her new mounted home with a couple of friends. Perhaps the older staghorns will enjoy her company as well, I will keep you updated. Stay tuned to find out what else is going on in my garden! Until next time, cross your fingers for spring to come soon!