Author Archive: Marianne Lipanovich

How to Get More Plants for Free (27 photos)

It’s amazing how quickly buying a few plants can add up to a fairly big monetary outlay. Fortunately, there are time- and gardener-honored ways of getting plants for little or no cost. You can get offsprings of your (or your friends’) plants for free, whether it’s by gathering seeds, getting divisions…

How to Grow a Happy Ficus (5 photos)

There’s a reason that ficus, or weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) is one of the most common houseplants around. When it has settled into place, and you’ve figured out what it wants, it’s a fairly low-maintenance yet stunning houseplant. It’ll thrive for years, given the right conditions.
But…