Learning to grow and care for common houseplants is easy of you have the right information. Houseplants are known for their ability to be particularly resilient and forgiving to those who are new at gardening. Whether you are just starting your indoor garden and need some information about plants, or if you are trying to bring your brown and wilting plants back from certain death, there are resources available that can help you.
With today’s technology, the easiest and fastest place to go to obtain information about almost anything is the Internet. The Internet has millions and millions of postings, web-sites and articles that pertain to gardening. You can get advice, purchase a plant, and connect with others in your same situation all from the comfort of your own home and whenever it is convenient for you. Of course you should always use caution when it comes to looking for information online as not everything that you come across will be credible.
Take online forums for example. Online forums or chat rooms can provide you with quick answers to personalized questions, but you can never really be sure about the credibility of the person that you are communicating with over the Internet. You can protect yourself by using forums that are sponsored by popular gardening websites or by requesting that your advice giver provides you with information regarding her credentials before you take her suggestions too seriously. Gardening is not typically a subject that attracts individuals to falsify their information for gain. However, it is just good sense to be cautious and to use good judgment.
Reputable gardening websites are plentiful. Below are just two examples of specific websites that you can visit. If you have another website in mind and are not sure if it will provide you with truthful and valuable information, feel free to search for and read customer and critic reviews of the business. Also keep in mind that big businesses with nursery departments, such as the Home Depot, offer the service of being able to e-mail specific houseplant questions to gardening experts. It may take a few days to get a response, however you will know that the information you receive is from a fairly reliable source.
Gardening 123 You can receive personalized plant care information by creating a free Gardening 123 account. Advice is even tailored to your geographical area. Gardening 123 advertises a personalized experience for you and your garden.
Better Homes and Gardens The popular magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, also offers online plant and gardening resources. Because the Better Homes and Gardens name is a reputable company, you can rest assured that the online information sponsored by their site is also going to be reputable.
If you would rather avoid the Internet when looking for good resources for learning to grow and care for common houseplants, you can always try reading a gardening magazine such as Flower & Garden Magazine or the Better Homes and Gardens magazine that was just mentioned. In addition to magazines, there are hundreds of books available that specialize in learning about growing and caring for common houseplants. It is likely that you will be able to find a book specifically about the plant that you are trying to grow in your home.
If you prefer one-on-one care in person, a reputable nursery in your area is an excellent resource for learning to grow and care for common houseplants. Nursery employees should be able to answer questions about the plants that they offer and may be able to help you with specific concerns that you have about your own houseplant.