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Darlene K. Kittle

I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.

Richard Hern

I can answer many common garden center/greenhouse houseplant questions such as , proper care, propagation of, pest problems, identification, growing mediums, construction, etc. & many more..

Will Creed

I am the only expert in this category with professional experience and knowledge of all indoor plants and can answer questions regarding light, water, fertilizer, repotting, and humidity and temperature requirements. I can identify plant pests and provide information on safe, effective treatment. My answers are based on 30 years of professional, hands-on experience and scientific research and are clear and easy to understand. I do NOT use search engines to find answers to your questions.


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I have lots professional experience with houseplants.I ran my own online nursery selling plants and a local greenhouse nursery. I designed and sold terrariums, dish gardens, foliage plant arrangements and artificial plant light set ups as well as houseplants.I also do consulting for local businesses, nurseries, botanical gardens and conservatories. I am knowledgeable and experienced in the care of many different kinds of houseplants as well as the pests and diseases common to houseplants. I have had a lot of experience and success with most propagation techniques. I am also knowledgeable and experienced with artificial lighting for plants. I can answer questions about all aspects of 'indoor gardening'. Not only questions about growing foliage plants and starting seeds under artificial plant lighting but also questions about artificial plant light system set up, supplemental artificial lighting and cost. ~ I can help identify plants accurately ONLY if you submit a picture of the plant with your question.~

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2014-10-30 calla lily:

Evelyn,    It is a bulb like tulips, except it is tropical. It cannot stand tto freeze. If it is going to frost tonight it needs to be brought in.. It needs to go dormant. If your garaage does not freeze

2014-10-30 pregnant onion plant:

Mary,    I would like to suggest that there is a reason scale is attacking your plants. Scale and other insects usually attack stressed plants. Many imes it can be from the air around the plants being

2014-10-29 jade plant:

Hi Mary,    You haven't provided any information about how long you have had your Jade, the light that it receives and your watering routine, all of which have important effects on Jade Plants. So, I will

2014-10-29 Indoor Lemon Hemlock/mushroom growth:

Hi Darlyne,    I have never heard of a "lemon hemlock" tree and could not find a single reference to one on the Internet. So I don't know what you have or who told you that is what it is.    If it is a

2014-10-26 Housplant-Fiscus not doing well:

Hi Sam,    It is quite common for Ficus tress to shed many leaves whenever they are relocated. If you have moved your Ficus frequently, you may not have given it a chance to adjust. If it has been in the

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