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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tired of the Deer Eating your Plants?

Tired of the neighborhood deer eating your plants?  There are some plants that are "deer resistant" you can try, which means they may still eat them, just not first!  But, don't give up on your green thumb, why not try gardening INDOORS!  From HGTV comes a list of tried and true indoor plants that are easy to maintain, and a great way to get that outdoors feel inside your home.

Low-maintenance plants are just the answer for indoor gardeners who travel or are away from home often. If you fall into the category of people who don't have a lot of time to devote to plant care, use this list of nearly foolproof suggestions the next time you go plant shopping. Many of these plants can go up to three weeks without water.

Here, the jade plant is a succulent that stores water in its fleshy leaves. Plus, it's easily propagated by placing leaves in the soil.

Aloe (Aloe vera) is best known for its plump leaves that can provide a soothing gel for cuts and burns. Allow the plant's soil to dry completely in between waterings; depending on the humidity of your home, that may mean watering as little as every two to three weeks.

The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law's tongue or ribbon plant (Sansevieria), is a succulent with thick, waxy leaves. It loves being potbound and thrives on being ignored — the perfect plant for two-week vacationers.

Rubber plant (Ficus elastica robusta) features leaves that darken to deep burgundy with more light exposure and revert to green in low-light conditions. Rubber plants like to dry out between waterings.

Golden pothos is a member of the philodendron family; it is fast-growing and has striking variegated leaves.

Want to learn more about indoor houseplants or gardening?  Try your local garden club!  In Hollywood Park the Rock 'n Oaks Garden Club meets once monthly from September through May with gardening topics related to our particular environment - lots of rock, lots of oaks, and lots of deer!  Contact me for more information!

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