Georgia Magazine - January 2018 - 50B

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Gardens plant of the month

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Seeing plants in the right light
COURTESY PIKE NURSERIES

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he new year is the perfect time to
refresh indoor container gardens
and houseplants for a greener-
and healthier-home. Houseplants
not only add beauty to your home
but also help filter out air pollutants,
increase oxygen and humidity levels,
and create a sense of peace to reduce
stress.
Before selecting houseplants,
you need to know how much light
you get in the spots where you're
considering placing plants. To determine your light exposure, use a plain,
white piece of paper and hold your
hand about 8 inches above it. If you
see a clear, defined shadow on the
paper, you have high light. If there is
a blurred shadow, you have medium
light. If there is no shadow, you have
low light.
Once you know your lighting
conditions, you can choose plants
that will thrive in that space.
High light: Bromeliads enjoy
high light, but it should be indirect.
Succulents, cacti and kalanchoe all
thrive in high light as well. Crotons

are a colorful foliage option, and the
many varieties of ficus offer tall treelike options for bright, indirect light.
Medium light: Orchids and African violets are colorful, elegant options. Bamboo and some ferns (Boston, bird's nest) like medium light-
and humidity-so they're good choices for bathrooms. Peace lilies are a
popular, pretty and easy-care option.
Low light: Low-light situations
call for hardy, easy-care plants. Pothos
is an easy-to-grow, vining plant that
looks great in hanging baskets or

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on bookshelves. The ZZ plant is a
tall, succulent-like plant with long,
architectural stems that can tolerate
very low light, such as in windowless bathrooms or offices. Many ferns
do well in low light, too. Sanseveria
(also called mother-in-law's tongue
or snake plant) can tolerate nearly
any kind of light and is a great choice
for beginners.
Source: Pike Nurseries,
pikenurseries.com

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January 2018

1) Whose grandfather offered to buy her fabric if she would learn to
sew her own clothes?
2) Squirrels like to munch on unripe produce in gardens. Which two
fruits are listed as being among their favorites?
3) How much did Patrick Fix's and Tim Grizzle's record-setting pumpkin weigh?
4) Where will you be able to go this year to see the new exhibit titled
Crisis in Cherokee Country, 1800-1838?
5) What TV miniseries brought attention to the Currahee Military Museum in Toccoa?

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