Even the best cared-for yard can look a little worn by the end of the summer when many plants are covered with powdery mildew, a widespread and easily identified plant disease (for reassurance, it does not kill the plant, it’s just unsightly). Planting some fall-blooming flowers for a fresh look is a perfect remedy to perk up your yard.
Fall is also the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs that provide the color splashes we crave after a long winter.
I am not a big houseplant fan. I prefer my plants outdoors where I can be messy when watering and performing other maintenance. (SMILE) That said, here is an in-depth look at one houseplant that might fit your needs – and perhaps mine. – Douglas
Lately I’ve been in the market for a houseplant to add some life to my small apartment bathroom. My two requirements: It must be able to survive in the windowless and humid atmosphere of a Manhattan bathroom, and it can’t be too spiky (lest I accidentally bump into it after a shower). I’ve finally found the perfect solution: the button fern. These petite houseplants have soft, velvety leaves and thrive in humidity. Here’s what you need to know before adopting your own button fern.