Friday, April 06, 2012

Gardeners: Any advice for the Infamous Black Thumb?

I have confessed my black thumb before and made some of you cringe at my sloppy gardening, but this article I saw on Yahoo made me wonder if I should exert myself and get a couple of these plants in our home, since they help detoxify the air. The peace lily is pretty but I wonder how hard it is to care for. Will it go the way of my cyclamen? Any of you gardeners have advice for me?

4 comments :

  1. Get ivy. It's pretty and forgiving if you fail to water regularly.

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  2. True, Rita! The ivy they put in office buildings will develop roots on trimmings if just in water. :) If you bring any Lily plant inside, and some others, be careful if you have cats. They are toxic. I can't give much advice, as it's taken me about 20 years to have a front flower bed that reproduces itself each spring/summer with only a bit of weeding and maybe a few annuals thrown in for variety. Good luck!

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  3. I don't have cats so I think I'll be okay. I might try both ivy and lilies to see which I can kill faster. :)

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