Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Best Tip for Watering Houseplants in the Winter

Water sparingly between now and spring. If you keep your houseplants constantly wet (overwatered), they become a perfect breeding ground for fungus gnats. Those gnats, in turn, will quickly look for other plants to colonize. Allow soil in the pot to dry out somewhat between waterings.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Once poinsettias have started to lose their bracts, it's time to toss them

Toss holiday poinsettias as soon as they begin to drop leaves. It’s a tropical plant that requires a greenhouse to survive, let alone re-bloom, in New England. Once those bracts are gone, you’re left with a spindly, leggy plant that is toxic to pets.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Christmas at the Coburn House Photos 2019

These photos are from the 2019 Christmas at the Coburn House. We took some pictures of people with Santa and if you think we have a photo of you with Santa and you'd like a copy, please let us know! Thanks and Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Houseplant check-up

Problems pop up quickly inside our hot, dry houses. Keep an eye on plants, particularly the ones that have had problems in the past. Gift and other new plants should be kept separate from your stalwarts. If they've brought unwanted baggage – such as disease or insects – you'll be able to catch the problem before it spreads.