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Houseplants 101


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I was in the interior plantscaping trade for years & have seen & maintained my fair share of interior plants. You might not have a garden so perhaps houseplants are your personal green oasis.   And even if you do have a garden, interior plants are a way of bringing the outdoors into our homes. They soften our environments & can freshen the air.

If you want even more info on houseplants which stand the test of time, then be sure to check out our book Keep Your Houseplants Alive.  It’s a guide written in simple terms which you can easily understand – a sure fire way to keep your houseplants lookin’ alive & kickin’!

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