Laidback Gardener TIp of the Day

Just Say No to Problem Plants

août 24 foreverfitlife.comDid you know that some plants are known for the problems they cause? They are naturally prone to disease and insects, have branches that break, easily freeze in winter, are highly invasive … and the list continues. So why plant them? Before buying a plant, ask the nursery if the plant has known recurring problems… and if it does, buy something else!

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

1 comment on “Laidback Gardener TIp of the Day

  1. Absolutely. I’ve also learned to find out if the plant is native to my piece of dirt, my state and my continent.

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