Author Archives: Tovah Martin

Senecio cephalophorus ‘Blazin’ Glory’

Well, the name’s a little melodramatic. But if you can get over that (what’s in a name?), what’s not to love in this little cutie? I’m always game to try anything that might work indoors. For example, this little number … Continue reading

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Dahlia ‘Akita’: Until we Meet Again

I saw it coming. For once, I was monitoring the weather. All the houseplants were safely inside (well, most of the houseplants were already squirreled indoors). But what happens to the dahlias is beyond my control. With tubers planted in … Continue reading

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Terrain at Styer’s: See you There Sunday!

Rev your engines! This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The official start of Houseplant Season. Hooray! And I’ll be giving it a warm welcome at Terrain at Styer’s in Glen Mills, PA ( on Sunday October 21, … Continue reading

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Neoregelia ‘Tiger Cub’

They’re back in the fold again! The houseplants, that is. And as much as I liked the convenience of hitting them with a hose (and sharing the watering duties with Mother Nature), I missed them. Now I feel whole again. … Continue reading

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Wildlings Indoors: Viola walteri

Make haste. Because summer is slipping away fast. What to do about the dilemma? Well, that’s what The Unexpected Houseplant is all about. And now that I’m back on the blog roll for the season, I’m going to give you … Continue reading

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Repotathon at Pergola in New Preston!

September 15, 2012, 1:00-4:00! A Houseplant Repotathon at Pergola in New Preston, CT Come to the launch event for my new book, The Unexpected Houseplant. Rather than waving a fond farewell to the garden, shift focus indoors. Especially geared for … Continue reading

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Listen Up! Live on Martha Stewart Radio

Hey Gang! Been busier than a honeybee, bopping all around. And I promise to get a new post up soon — I’m back from my travels. But in the meantime, I wanted to let you all know that I’m LIVE … Continue reading

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Hyacinthus ‘Blue Festival’

Let’s talk about fickle fashion. Let’s discuss our hunger for big and beefy. and then let’s mourn the slipping away of Hyacinth ‘Blue Festival’. Maybe I’m the only one left on earth that prefers loose, multi-stemmed hyacinths that hold their … Continue reading

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Where I’m At: March/April/May 2012

Where Tovah’s Lecturing in the coming months March 10, 2012 ~ 11:30 Philadelphia Flower Show ~ Philadelphia, PA Lecture topic: The New Terrarium For more information: March 15, 2012 ~ 12:00 noon Bristol Garden Club ~ Bristol Public Library … Continue reading

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Clematis alpina ‘Blue Dancer’

So it’s come to this. Any of you who have been following my Confessions of a Clematis Serial Killer will know that my compost heap consist of 99% clematis remains. Literally, if forensics were to investigate, they’d find skeletons of … Continue reading

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