On this week's podcast episode of Nature Calls: Conversations from the Hudson Valley, learn from Rochelle Ashley from Story’s Nursery in Freehold, NY … a gardener’s destination. She discusses some favorite houseplants including suggestions about how to grow them. She focuses on plants that are relatively easy to grow as well as some that are quite dramatic or a bit fussier to handle. Whether it be “Lucky Bamboo”, Air Plants, Pathos, Ferns, Rubber plants, snake plants, spider plants, cactus, jade plants, peace lilies, or African violets, there is a houseplant for you.
Rochelle discusses the wide range of varieties that are available today, as well as how to identify, avoid or address any potential plant diseases. There are plenty of options for rooms with sunny windows as well as rooms that have more indirect sunlight. There are also plants to be careful with if you have pets in your home. She provides tips on the best way to size a pot for a plant and ways to successfully re-plant a houseplant that has outgrown its current home. Watering and fertilizing hints might help you gain a green thumb when dealing with houseplants.
Listen and learn how to successfully grow beautiful plants in your home year-round.
Hosts: Tim Kennelty and Jean Thomas
Guest: Rochelle Ashleigh
Photo by: Tim Kennelty
Production Support: Linda Aydlett and Teresa Golden
Resources: Home (storysnursery.com) ; Houseplants – Cornell Farm (cornellfarms.com) ; The Selection, Care, and Use of Houseplants in the Home; Houseplant Pest Management
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(518) 828-3346 ext 106
Last updated February 16, 2023