Melinda's Garden Moment Radio Tips

Melinda Myers

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/Radio host, author & columnist with over 30 years of horticulture experience and tons of gardening information to share!

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Looking for something different to give your Valentine this year? How about an indoor plant with heart shaped leaves or flowers.

Anthuriums are an easy-to-grow long blooming indoor plant. The red or pink heart shaped flowers rise above glossy green leaves.

Pothos and philodendron are easy-to-grow and long time favorites. Select one of the newer variegated varieties like Brazil philodendron or Neon pothos with bright lime green leaves for an updated look.

Caladiums and elephant ears are popular in the garden, but also make great houseplants.

Or maybe it is a living heart sculpture your Valentine would prefer. Stems of lucky bamboo are often trained into heart shapes or maybe it’s a topiary of English ivy trained into a heart.

Or add a few cut flowers placed in water picks to any pot of indoor plants. 

A bit more information: Enjoy a Valentine’s Day celebration with a friend or family member that is sure to refresh your spirit without adding calories. Join the Feb 13-16 Great Backyard Bird Count. You and thousands of others from around the world will help researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society learn more about the health and population of the birds. Beginner and experienced birders are welcome. All you need is 15 minutes or more on one or two of this three-day event. Click here to join the fun!