Barbara Pleasant (SG584) is back on the show and she's the author of The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual.
Barbara shares some excellent tips:
- why you should buy plants from low light areas
- Container vs. Plant: who lives? who dies to live another day?
- Pets vs. Houseplants: Addressing Poisonous Houseplant Concerns
- Barbara's trick for harvesting and storing Aloe
- Oldies but Goodies - Houseplant Redux
- Little bitty ferns... charmers for your heart + home
- Topdressing tips
It’s always such a treat for me to chat with Barbara because she is a master in the garden and at the writing desk; she’s been writing about gardening for over three decades.Anyway, I thought it would be lovely to get one more show about houseplants in the lineup before the focus turns to growing outdoors and Barbara is just the expert I wanted to chat with.Published back in 2005, Barbara’s Complete Houseplant Survival Manual has been translated into multiple languages and is one of the best-selling reference books for houseplants on the market.If you are looking for expert advise for keeping - not killing - your indoor plants, this episode with Barbara is just what the doctor ordered.
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