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In the Garden: Give houseplants for year-round enjoyment

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A gift of a houseplant is a gift that keeps on living because nobody really has a brown thumb. In the 1890s, houseplants were the rage in America and then they became the providence of little-old ladies who most likely propagated the plants from starts in the 19th century. In the mid-1970s, houseplants again became a fad, and the love of houseplants and their psychological and physical benefits encouraged people to keep a few plants indoors.

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