Photo: Sang An
Potted PerfectionYou can defy winter with cut flowers, but they quickly droop and fade. A more lasting way to keep a room in bloom is to look inward. "Anybody can grow plants in pots and make a garden in the house," says Maggy Geiger, owner of the Window Box, a New York flower and landscaping shop. Gerbera daisies (shown here with Boston fern and baby tears) come in bright-as-paint colors; their frilly leaves and perky posture counterpoint the graceful, bowing fronds of the fern and the stately container.
Care and feeding: These plants like cool, moderately sunny conditions. The fern and baby tears need higher humidity, Geiger says, so spray and water periodically.
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