Problem: Swarms or clouds of tiny white creatures fly into the air when you move your plants. Solution: You’ve got whiteflies, insects related to aphids that suck plant juices. They make a sticky substance called honeydew that can attract fungal diseases. Spray the plant with an insecticidal soap, following label directions. You’ll probably need to re-treat. Some gardeners use a homemade spray of 2 parts rubbing alcohol, 5 parts water and one tablespoon of mild liquid soap. The good news is that some houseplants, like this red Anthurium, are seldom troubled by these pests.
Every country cottage has at least one “porch plant” gotten as a start from someone else’s garden. This classic old Pelargonium, often called geranium, is tough, drought resistant, tolerates a wide range of conditions, and is easy to grow from cuttings.
There is no other color on the planet that conveys more energy and warmth or makes more of a powerful statement than the color red. Red kitchen cabinets and accessories evoke a sense of fire and sunsets.
A piano is decorated with a burgundy and gold throw in this bright red music room. A large, ornate, black and gold mirror is on the wall nearest the piano, while two red chairs, a red padded ottoman, and red and gold drapes continue the room's color scheme.
This playful bedroom features charcoal shag carpet, bed spread and wall treatment with pops of red-orange in the side table and throw pillow. The intensity of the red-orange with the calming dark tones and soft surfaces create a balanced, inviting space.
This small galley kitchen gets a modern industrial look from stainless steel appliances, a blackened steel bar counter and sleek red cabinets. Roughly-hewn Siberian oak flooring recalls the industrial origins of the building.
Polished with tons of character and fun, this sitting room offers a unique style. Red walls with mirror accents set the stage for this creative space. The color story is spread to the floor by red and black chairs that accompany a zebra print rug. Large white vases flank a versatile dresser that provides storage and charm, making this room perfect for just about anything.
With decadent cabaret style, this Victorian bedroom shows off rich red striped walls and mirrored ceiling tiles. The furnishings are layered in sumptuous fabric and crowned by a sparking crystal chandelier.