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Heating Your Orchid Greenhouse and other Considerations, by Roger Marshall

Having decided what species of orchid you want, you need to consider how to heat your greenhouse. Many orchids have an aversion to the byproducts of propane or natural gas heaters, so this aversion limits the options in designing a heating system. In my opinion, the best way to heat an orchid greenhouse is with […]


Five Great Trees—these choice arboreal show-stoppers won’t outgrow their welcome

With trees, size matters. Sometimes towering behemoths block light to gardens and greenhouses. Pruning with a chainsaw may be the only option. Or sometimes a lack of trees results in homes and outbuildings bereft of unifying plantings.  In both cases, the best garden design strategy—plant the right-sized trees now. I talked with Nancy Buley, Communications […]