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February 22, 2013 4:44 AM Subscribe
What are some hardy, pretty, or useful houseplants for a small space in the Pittsburgh/Western PA/Northeast region?
posted by amicamentis to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I am... not great with keeping plants alive. The survivors I have right now are some rosemary and basil in my kitchen window. It's also cold by my kitchen window. It's south-facing so it gets some sun during the day. Here's a pic
I prefer keeping them in the kitchen because a: I won't forget to water them as easily, b: the cats don't go up there, and c: if one tips over I can clean up the dirt easily.
I would love to have a more herbaceous kitchen. Residents of or near this area: what has worked well for you? Bonus points if it has a cooking function or is super pretty.
Secondary question: how best to set up that corner for plants? Hanging plants? A shelf?
Third question: Where are great places to buy such plants around the Pittsburgh (preferably East End-city) area?