Audrey Stallsmith

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Audrey Stallsmith is author of the Thyme Will Tell gardening-related mystery series from WaterBrook Press and an e-book of humorous rural romances titled Love and Other Lunacies. A former Master Gardener, she also has been published in Woman’s World, Birds & Blooms, Writer’s Digest, etc., and has written hundreds of gardening articles for such sites as eHow, SFGate, and Dave’s Garden, as well as her own Thyme Will Tell site. Audrey earned a B.A. degree in creative writing from Houghton College and lives on a small farm in Pennsylvania where a menagerie of pets, free-ranging poultry, and occasionally escaped livestock make horticulture a challenge—but a highly enjoyable one!

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OCTOBER 22, 2021 | FRIDAY
What Is Bright, Indirect Light, Anyway?

Q: When I see plant light requirements listed, I’ve noticed that many houseplants are said to prefer bright, indirect light. What is bright, indirect light and where should the plants tha...

OCTOBER 20, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Master Indoor Bird of Paradise Plant Care and Your Green Thumb Will Soar

Bird of paradise care actually isn’t difficult, provided you have a sufficiently sunny window in which to place your tropical “bird. ” However, a seedling or “pup” takes several years to ...

OCTOBER 8, 2021 | FRIDAY
This Polka Dot Plant Care Routine is Perfect for Spotty Green Thumbs

As its name implies, the polka dot plant is liberally spattered with white, pink, or red beauty spots. It also goes by the charming name of “freckle face” and the ill-sounding “measles pl...

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | TUESDAY
Croton Plant Care: Mastering This Demanding Specimen Indoors

The croton also is called Joseph’s coat, and few other foliage houseplants can match the paintbox variety of bright hues with which the croton is daubed and dappled. However, like the ori...

SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 | TUESDAY
Dumb Cane Care: Meet the Easy-Growing Houseplant with Full, Flattering Foliage

Consumption of dumb cane leaves can cause swelling of the tongue and throat, which conceivably could cause suffocation, so this plant isn’t the best choice for gardeners with young childr...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 | MONDAY
Spider Plant Care: How to Maintain and Propagate the Popular Houseplant

Named spider plant or spider ivy for the plantlets that dangle from its stems like spiders from stands of silk, Chlorophytum comosum also is known as airplane plant. But the idea that its...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 | THURSDAY
Air Layering Makes Propagating Your Favorite Plants a Cinch—Here’s How

Old houseplants often drop all their lower leaves, resulting in an unbalanced top-heavy look. Or they may simply have grown too tall for the room in which they reside, so you wish there w...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
How To Clean Terra-Cotta Pots 

Literally meaning “baked earth,” terra-cotta is a reddish-brown unglazed clay that’s often used to create pots and planters. After a terra-cotta pot has been used for a while, green algae...

AUGUST 31, 2021 | TUESDAY
Boston Fern Care: Mastering the Finicky Fronds of This Popular Houseplant

Back in 1894, a Cambridge, Massachusetts florist noticed that one of the couple hundred sword ferns he’d received in a recent shipment had larger fronds with more arching growth than was ...

AUGUST 30, 2021 | MONDAY
10 Trees That Tolerate Low Light Indoors

You aren’t necessarily out of your tree if you believe you can grow trees indoors without sunlight. You just need to pick the right ones.