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What’s Wrong with My Houseplant?

Thursday, May 4, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Online via Zoom


In Partnership with Tewksbury Public Library


Registration Required. Please register in advance for this meeting here:


As with our outdoor gardens, many things can go wrong when you grow plants indoors. Learn the factors that make for happy houseplants, including light, water, and soil...and how to provide them. Common houseplant pests and diseases are also on the agenda, as well as how to treat them. This program will be led by Bonnie Power, a Massachusetts Master Gardener since 2016 and a serious outdoor/indoor gardener most of her life. 


Curious and research-oriented by nature, Bonnie Power has many horticultural interests and areas of expertise. She holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Zoology, which informs her perspective on the management of garden insects; she is also an administrator for a “sick houseplant” group on Facebook. She spent the past year as manager of the MMGA Soil pH Testing team and, while she has passed this on to a new manager, she continues as a member of the team. 


Power also volunteers as a guide at Garden in the Woods, a Native Plant Trust botanical garden in Framingham. She learned to grow vegetables as a child from her father, and flowers and houseplants from her mother. At home in Marlborough, Power grows a variety of vegetables and ornamentals, with a bias for natives.


This program is sponsored by the Friends of Abbot Public Library in partnership with Tewksbury Public Library. 


For additional information, please visit, email, or call 781-631-1481