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Buy a Houseplant That Blooms Throughout the YearIf you spend $20 a week on fresh flowers, that adds up to $1,040 a year! Real Simple’s resident green thumb, Madaline Sparks, suggests one of these flowering plants, all available at logees.com. (For bigger sizes, check your local garden center.)
Angel Wing begonia: This popular plant is easy to care for and widely available. Cost: $15 for a four-inch pot; $9 for a 21⁄2-inch pot.
Kalanchoe: This hearty succulent (shown here) is great for people who have trouble remembering to water their plants. Cost: $7 to $8 for a 21⁄2-inch pot.
Flowering maple: A bushy plant with hardy blossoms. Cost: $8 for a 21⁄2-inch pot.
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