Learn
Grow Your Plant Family Through Propagation

A new house plant is a great investment in your mental and physical health as well as the beauty of your home, but you may be looking for an easier and more cost-effective way to increase the amount of plants in your space. Luckily, such a method exists, and it’s called propagation. Click to learn more about how to propagate your plants and turn your single plant into an indoor jungle. 

The Ideal Plants for Those Dark Corners

Plants come in all shapes and sizes and can make incredible home decorations. However, some plants need different levels and types of care than others in order to thrive. But before you give up on the idea of owning plants entirely, let’s take a look at some beautiful and affordable house plants that can thrive in even the darkest corner of your home with a little bit of TLC. Check out our handy guide to learn about the best plants for those dark, shady corners. 

Finding The Best Pots For Your Indoor Plants

Essential Oils and Your Indoor Plants

Did you know that some of the same essential oils people rely on to enhance their well-being also benefit plants? Lemongrass, cedar, peppermint, rosemary, and other oils can give your plants a much-needed boost to thrive. 

From helping deter pest infestations to breaking down fungus, essential oils provide vital benefits for indoor plants. Check out our guide on selecting the right essential oils that'll benefit your indoor plants. 

A Light Discussion About Plants and Sunlight

If you’ve ever gone shopping for plants and been confused by tags that suggest different lighting needs, you’re not alone! Some plants require low light, others need full sunlight, and other greenery almost warns that with too much light, they will burst into flame. What do all of these different light requirements for plants mean? Check out our light discussion blog to learn the right kinds of lighting for different types of indoor plants.

The Whys and Wherefores of Indoor Cacti

Are you looking for the perfect plant to spruce up your rooms? An indoor cactus might be the right fit for you if you want something unusual and beautiful. These plants are relatively easy to care for and set your space apart from some of the more typical plant choices in your friends' homes. 

Here are our top tips for providing the perfect home for your cacti. 

Overwatering? Underwatering? How to Tell the Difference

How do you know if a plant is getting the right amount of water? Most people know that underwatering a houseplant can be detrimental to its health, but not many know that overwatering can be just as disastrous. This article explains the signs of improper watering and how to save your plant.

Keeping Indoor Plants Cool and Calm During the Summer

Knowing the signs of heat stress can go a long way toward prevention and taking action. Keep an eye on droopy leaves, wilding, dry edges and even premature flowering. Also, work the following four steps into your plant care routine to help them beat the heat. Check out our handy guide to learn how you can help keep your plants growing strong throughout the warmer, summer months. 

Getting Rid of Indoor Plant Bugs and Insects

Spring may be in full swing, but that doesn’t mean that your indoor plants are flourishing. You might have plenty of water, soil, and sunlight resources. But if your indoor greenery is floppy and/or lifeless, infestation might be the issue.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to reduce pests, and bring your indoor plants to their former glory. Read on to learn how.

Preparing and Planting Seed Packets

Spring is officially here and with it comes the perfect conditions to grow a wide array of beautiful plants. While buying potted plants can be one way of adding color to your garden, you can also do so the old-fashioned way: Buying and planting seeds.  

Whether you are at a supermarket or a garden center, seed packets seem to appear at every sales or checkout counter, just begging to be bought. With so many options, picking out the right seed packets can be difficult, more so if you are relatively new to gardening and home agriculture. But you can select the right seeds for your outdoor garden. Read on to learn more.

Your Own Private Desert -- Cacti and Succulents

Terrariums are great, but the constant maintenance, misting, and condensation tend to wear on people after a while. If you’re ready for a dry change by way of an exciting and unique in-home accent, consider raising succulents and cacti to create your own indoor desert space! A little indoor desertscape can bring an interesting flair to your space without the fuss required to maintain the typical terrarium environments. All it takes is a little know-how to get started.

Going Organic with Your Fertilizer

If you are concerned about man-made chemicals and toxins infecting your soil, you might consider taking your gardening organic. But there's so much information out there about organic fertilizing, that differentiating between good and bad advice can be difficult. While the benefits of organic agricultural practices are undeniable, putting them into practice can seem a little daunting at first. It does become progressively easier once you've done it a few times. Here's everything you need to know. 

“Hello Spring, Goodbye Winter!” — Encouraging New Plant Growth

Spring is the time when people get excited about the beautiful upcoming display that their outdoor plants and flowers will soon reveal. Many of those people, however, also may notice that their beloved plants are still looking rather dead. Check out our handy guide to learn how to encourage plant growth even through the colder, winter months. 

It's Winter—And Time to Keep the Hummingbirds Fed

Now that the weather is cooling down, you might be thinking it's time to bring your hummingbird feeder in for the winter. Actually, it's important to keep your hummingbird feeder operational all winter to ensure these beautiful birds get the care they need to make it to spring. Check out our blog to learn the importance of keeping your hummingbirds fed to help them survive the winter. 

The Best Indoor Plants for Your Space

Adding an indoor plant or two to your space can greatly improve its aesthetic value and even have notable health benefits. Since there are so many amazing options for indoor plants that might suit different people for different reasons, it’s important to determine some key details about your situation before you commit to bringing in, and caring for, an indoor plant. Check out our handy guide on indoor plant lighting to learn the right direction to place your low light and high light plants. 

How to Keep Your Plants Fighting Strong Throughout Winter

We all love plants; that goes without saying. Whether you are into potting extravagant foliage outside or are addicted to buying succulents for shelves and windows, plant care is especially vital in the cold winter months. Check out our handy guide on how to help your indoor plants survive the winter months. 

Top 3 Kill-proof, Starter Plants

 

Got a black thumb? Or maybe you’re intimidated by the long list of houseplant choices you have? That’s okay. Here are some easy starter plants that you’ll love and can't kill!

Peat Moss or Not? The Ins and Outs of This Soil Additive

Peat moss is a common fibrous material used to encourage growth in plants. But what is peat moss, and how can you use it best to your advantage? Let’s dig up some dirt on what it is and why many plant lovers love this soil additive! Check out our handy guide on when to use peat moss for your indoor plants.

Know Your Indoor Plant Soils

Just as every person needs specific nourishment to grow to their full potential, different plants thrive best in different conditions. If you're an avid plant lover stretching your green thumb, it's a good idea to understand the various indoor plant soils that are available, and how to use them to create beautiful, bountiful blooms! Check out our handy soil guide to learn which soil is most beneficial for your beautiful indoor plants. 

When to Use Perlite — and When to Avoid It

Becoming a plant parent has numerous benefits. One part of starting your plant parent journey is understanding all of the different plant terms and materials. One word you’ve probably come across is perlite. But what is perlite? And when should you use it, if at all? Check out our handy guide on perlite and understand more about when to use it.

Light Requirements

Light is one of the most important factors for growing houseplants. Here's your guide on how to manage light for your plants.

North American Carnivorous Plants

Colorful, exotic and native to North America!

Air Plant Basics

Tillandsias can be found clinging on trees, the side of cliffs, even buildings and powerlines!

Fertilizers: Understanding N-P-K value

When looking at fertilizer packages, most companies will list the NPK value. These numbers represent the macro-nutrients: nitrogen(N), phosphorus(P), and potassium(K).