What is happening inside of the leaf to make it change color?
Month: September 2017
Fall foliage colors are in foods and flowers, too!
As the chlorophyll fades, the other pigments in the leaves that can’t readily be seen while the chlorophyll is in place, become apparent. Most people don’t realize that the pigment colors that you see in the leaves are the same that you see in flowers and in the food that we eat.
Autumn Hues of Yellow and Gold
The yellows and golds of autumn bring brightness and warmth to the landscape. Sitting beneath my ash trees in the fall, the air is awash with a golden glow as the trees appear to be lit from within. It’s truly magical. Sometimes I think we’re so fixated on the reds of autumn we fail to…
Black Tupelo – The Other Red Tree
“Autumn paints in colors that summer has never seen” – Author unknown We are coming up on Fall Foliage Week and the time of the year that we get to celebrate all the colors of fall. For many of us this means watching our trees turn hues of red, orange, and yellow. There are many…
3 Things to Know about Fungus Gnats
When you bring in those potted plants, you may not be bringing in just your photosynthetic pals! Many different kinds of arthropods may take up residence in the potting medium, one of the most annoying of which is the fungus gnat. Fungus gnats are small flies that infest potting mixtures, soil, and anything else that…
GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast Episode 13: Houseplant mania!
A podcast all about the benefits of and tips on caring for houseplants!
Indoor plant watering
Plants are inside now, how do you water them?
Growing an Indoor Feast
Do the thoughts of a home winter without tasting or eating fresh produce from the garden have you feeling blue? Or don’t have outdoor space to grow even the smallest garden? As we slip out of summer and fall into autumn, there are some things you can do to to keep the growing going year round.
Bringing in Houseplants
For gardeners like me, it’s tough to think about the Fall ritual of bringing in houseplants from outdoors because it is an acknowledgement that winter is coming. On the other hand, the houseplants are gorgeous right now and having them inside this winter will be cheering. So here are some things to keep in mind…
Indoor Air & Houseplants
Welcome to the most exciting week of the year: National Indoor Plant Week! We often don’t take into consideration the quality of the air we breathe inside our homes. However, often times the air quality is not what we think it is. Homes have become more airtight in the quest to improve energy efficiency. Home…