Herself's Houseplants

Killing plants so you don't have to

The secret of having living plants at your vacation home




Chances are you’re going to go on vacation. But how will your plants live without you?  Their major enemies will be heat and moisture loss. But with planning, you can be confident you won’t return to a garden graveyard.Choose survivor plants. If you are going to be away for a week or more, don’t plant thirsty things such as impatients. Smart owners of weekend homes who often leave their plants for weeks at a time rely on drought-tolerant species such as black-eyed Susans (rudbeckia) and coneflowers (echinacea), says Linda Patejdl, co-owner of Sawyer Garden Center in Sawyer, Mich.The most-durable and resilient houseplants for frequent travelers are rubber trees, says Marion Parry, owner of A New Leaf in Chicago.-Group containers and put them in the shade,
-Use plastic pots
-Mulch
-Easy on the fertilizerfor more tips and information visit the link below.

They’ll grow in your absence