It's the middle of June and you still haven't put the finishing touches on your porches, decks and gardens They still look a little bare. One quick and easy way to remedy for this, is to plant some pots with flowers, plants, or herbs, which you...
Due to their resurgent popularity, many varieties of orchids are now available in garden centers nationwide. Perhaps the most common single brand, which is even readily available at Lowe's, is Better-Gro. They sell small and medium sized plants for...
This article is to inform the reader that by growing these six vegetables in containers, and taking care of them well, they can save themselves a lot of space and money.
Carnivorous plants have specialized growing requirements and interesting eating habits. Here is basic information on growing these bug-eating plants.
A lot of gardeners are turning to starting their own seeds for many reasons. Here is some quick and simple advice on the best way I know of to start a garden from seeds.
Aspidistra or Cast Iron plant will be all that is left in the world of houseplants, when the end of the world arrives. Caring for Aspidistra is just a matter of understanding.
Are you trying out new ideas on what to put in your plant or vegetable containers and need some help? These helpful tips will soon have your decking or patio looking full of flowers or vegetables.
"Bonzai" come from the word for tray in Japanese. We fit large trees into small trays, as it were, but training the tree into its microcosm gives us a giant perspective of nature.
Here are a lot of great window box ideas for you. I think window boxes are great fun. They're not too labor intensive or expensive and can produce some great results.
Have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night? Believe it or not, putting a few plants in your bedroom can be a great way to improve your quality of sleep.
Learn how to build and maintain a plant terrarium in 7 easy steps. Includes a list of appropriate terrarium plants, how to choose the container and environment, and how to plant and maintain your terrarium. Lots of tips!
Perhaps the easiest house plant ever to care for, the Pothos plant will take over it's available space in the right conditions.
Terrariums are a cool and simple way to add some greenery to your home. Here are some tips on how to make a really cool and simple terrarium.
Air plants are unique plants that can grow without soil. This means that you can display them any way that you want to suit your decor or your mood.
Norfolk Island Pines make wonderful houseplants. They can survive in low light conditions and during the holidays, they can be decorated like a Christmas tree.
Poor air quality has been linked to asthma and allergies. Research shows that indoor plants help filter out pollutants. Here is a list of ten great options for your home or office.
Do you have succulent plants at home? Do you want to grow more of them without buying more plants? Propagating succulents is the easiest way to grow more plants without having to buy them!
Moth Orchid or Phalaenopsis is an easy to grow houseplant that is inexpensive and easy to find. Flowers are long lived, lasting over a month. With proper care, get your Phal to thrive and rebloom
Succulent are unusual plants because they can store water in their leaves and/or stems. Because succulents store moisture in their structure, they can tolerate extended periods of drought, and are a perfect plant for a new or forgetful gardener.
Learning how to grow mint indoors is an easy and rewarding experience. Several factors impact the ability to grow indoors—learn how here.
High humidity houseplants create a green and tropical flair in our homes. We love them in our living areas and especially in our bathroom where the inherent humidity might hurt other plants. This ultimate guide to high humidity houseplants is filled with tips and information to use in your own home.
Houseplants are an affordable way to suck away the nasty from your indoor air and turn it into fresh, breathable O2. Here’s a list of nine very hardy houseplants that don't need much attention at all.
Members of the orchid subtribe of Pleurothallidinae, the pleurothallids, are some of the most unique, otherworldly, and interesting members of the orchid family. Learn how to get them to thrive.
Learn to recycle old egg cartons and coffee grounds to sprout beautiful, healthy seedlings for your garden with this efficient and ec0-friendly seed starting technique.
Many people buy a juniper bonsai to keep inside their home, apartment, or office, but indoor junipers will die. These five species will survive inside and make great bonsai.
A container garden just isn't complete without the addition of fast growing radishes. In this article, learn how to grow radishes in containers.
Whether you lack a greenthumb, or just need hardy plants to suit your busy lifestyles, these hardy houseplants survive neglect and/or abuse.
It's enjoyable to have plants in a home, but some house plants are poisonous. These need to be treated carefully and kept away from children and pets.
Flowers cascade down this beautiful crooked flower tower of annuals. Searching for something to give the garden a bit of pizazz? Look no further than this crooked terra cotta flower tower. Annual flowers cascade over the sides of each pot like a...
This article discusses the need for good planning before commencing such a project. Learn how to choose decorative plants for growing indoors and outdoors and how to care for them, including information on nutrition and dealing with disease.
Miniature rose bushes are hybrid roses that are bred to remain small in size. Despite their small size, they are actually very hardy and most varieties are long blooming. Here are a few tips on how to care for your miniature rose bush as an indoor houseplant.
It is said, you are the God to plants you've placed into pots. Watering, feeding, and all other aspects to keeping that bonsai alive is now your duty. Learn how and why repotting is so vital.
The most popular indoor fruit tree is the Meyer lemon tree—easy to grow, fragrant, and those luscious full-sized lemons! It's the perfect fruit tree for growing indoors in a container. This article will show you how.
Be aware of weather changes when caring for indoor plants. Rising temperatures outside can cause adverse reactions to plants inside. Don't assume indoor plants need more water just because it's summer. These simple tips I follow will keep your plants healthy during the hottest days of the year.
Bottle gardens are fun to create and awesome to own. They're low-maintenance, attractive, and extremely easy to make using recycled household items. In fact, you can make them for free!
If you're looking to maximize your container garden yields, learning how to grow beets in containers is a must. Fast growing, great tasting, beets!
Potting your own silk plants and trees can save you big bucks when purchasing. Not only does it save you on the tree itself but shipping also. We show you how to pot your own silk plants and trees and it's so easy anyone can do it.
Mason jars can be used for plenty of different crafts, and if you use them right, you can even use them for indoor plants. They make the cutest little homes for my succulents.
The snake plant, Sansevieria trifasciata, is a very common and easy to grow house plant. Growing snake plant is very easy due to its ability to tolerate low light environments and irregular watering. One of the major benefits of the snake plant is in its ability to purify air, which makes it great for rooms that receive very little fresh air.
Succulents and cute low-maintenance plants that can brighten your home even during the coldest of days. With proper care, they'll stay healthy and happy throughout the long winter months.
Indoor houseplants can be difficult if you choose incorrectly. Some of the easiest house plants to maintain include cast iron plant, jade plant, rubber tree and more. Learn how to keep them thriving..
Transporting your houseplants is like moving your loved ones–you have to keep them safe along the way. Like your loved ones, they will need time to adjust and acclimate to their new home. Follow these tips to transport your houseplants safely with the least amount of damage.
An introduction to assembling a simple hydroponic grow tub. A step by step guide to buying and building this deep water culture hydroponic system yourself.
Caring for Venus flytraps often escapes owners of this strangely beautiful plant. This guide covers everything you need to know in order to keep your flytrap happy, healthy, and alive.
I offers tips for growing figs in northern climates. Where the winter cold can kill a fig tree, try growing the plant in containers. When it gets cold outside, move the fig inside for the winter.
When my orchids came down with a fungus gnat infestation, I dealt with the problem the only way I know how: I got another plant.
If you are new to houseplants, buy one that is inexpensive and does not require a lot of care. Here is what to look for in a new plant and how to take care of it when you get it home.
The Christmas cactus is one of the most beloved Christmas flowers. They are easy to grow and live for decades if properly cared for.
Growing eucalyptus is easy as far as houseplants go. It is a great addition to the home first-aid kit. Learn how to grow it from seed and enjoy the benefits of this awesome tree from Australia.
If you've been wanting to start a small garden this Spring, a container garden is pefect for the beginner gardener and works great for a small space! Read more for tips and tricks!
Five options to safely seal wood used in raised bed gardens. Natural and VOC-free products and homemade sealant recipes.
The snake plant is a hardy plant that grows great indoors and outdoors. It can even absorb toxins from the air you breathe! Proper care is vital so follow these snake plant care instructions.
Weeping figs are tropical trees that make wonderful houseplants because they prefer the low light often found in our homes.
Find out how to make small succulent gardens that look amazing and take only a few minutes! Easy, affordable, delightful to look at and hardly any maintenance needed.
Learning how to choose and care for palms is a great way to keep the plants looking healthy, lush, and happy.
The crisp peppery taste of arugula is the perfect compliment for any salad garden. In this article, learn the basics to growing arugula in containers.
The air inside your home can contain harmful pollutants that may cause many ailments. This article is all about indoor plants that can help clean the air inside your home and filter out pollutants.
I love the scent of herbs; not just in my food, but all the time! So, the thought of an indoor herb garden fits right into my tastes (and smells, so to speak) but it was convenient since I had recently started cooking from scratch more and have a great sunny window in my kitchen.
Simple steps for a perfect and interesting way to decorate you garden by the low maintenance plant, Pothos commonly know as Money Plant.
With a little care and a little advance planning, you can make your poinsettia bloom every year at Christmas.
Learn how to set up a container rock garden and what kinds of stone containers you can use. Tips from a master gardener.
If cared for properly, the Bonsai tree can be arguably one of the most beautiful house plants in the world. Follow these simple steps to properly care for your tree to ensure decades of beauty.
Lower the cost and reduce the hassle of filling seasonal containers by reusing last year’s potting soil. To minimize risk to your plants and maximize the effectiveness of used soil, follow these recycling tips.
Raised garden beds allow you to create your own soil mixture regardless of the native soil in your area. Choosing the right soil ingredients helps you take full advantage of your raised beds.
Poinsettias die after Christmas because they are mass-produced, roughly-handled, and are half-dead when you take them home.
Learn how to build your own raised garden beds with very little effort and for a lot less than it would cost to buy one. Step-by-step instructions and supply list included.
Clivea is a beautiful flowering houseplant that thrives in low light and is very easy to grow. This easy-care plant has lovely, deep-green foliage and produces a cluster of flowers on central stalk.
Croton, possibly the most colorful common houseplant. Many do not even know it's name but recognize it's striking color. This extraordinary foliar beauty can be easy to care for as long as you know what you are dealing with. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about keeping your Croton bright and beautiful indoors.
Spider plants are one of the easiest houseplants to grow. They require very little care while rewarding you with new plants that can be shared with family and friends.
Adding new plants to your indoor environment can make all the difference in providing a whole new look inside. The key is to choose the plants that add beauty and are easy to manage.
Are you looking for a houseplant that looks good and is also easy to grow? The snake plant may be just what you are looking for.
Did you know that Hellebore, Oleander and Periwinkle or Vinca are poisonous? Learn about poisonous plants, how to avoid them, and how to prevent an unpleasant accident.
The purpose of this article is to introduce small space gardeners and homesteaders to five ways to be able to turn a profit in 60 days or fewer.
The jade plant is a beautiful, lush, indoor succulent that stays green all year round. With a few simple tips, anyone can have a thriving jade plant for years to come.
How to grow a big, gorgeous rosemary plant for your winter kitchen, to move outdoors in summer to accent your garden. The trick: A BIG pot.
If you love your coleus plants outdoors, you will go wild for them when they are grown indoors. Properly potted and cared for, coleus makes a beautiful addition to your houseplants. This article will show you what to do.
Create a stunning flower tower for your garden using simple terracotta pots. It's easy to do and makes an extremely beautiful piece for any part of your landscape.
Ferns are wonderful moisture loving houseplants. Here are several easy to find ferns and how to take care of them in your home. Included are plants that we often call ferns but are not true ferns.
When it comes to indoor bonsai tree care it is important to reproduce the temperature that is necessary to the plant. Pomegranate, olive, myrtle - perfectly adapt to room conditions - this applies to
Despite our best efforts, most houseplants transitioning from the outdoors to the indoors will show, to some degree, signs of stress. Here are 10 tips for making that transition as stress-free as possible.
A beautiful houseplant suddenly covered in webbing, the plant may have a Spider Mite infestation. Find out more about how to identify and treat these destructive, and industrious little pests.
Here is a guide to looking after mother-in-law's tongue. It's a hardy plant that can withstand a beginner's touch, so keep these basic care tips and instructions in mind to cultivate your green thumb!
If you don't have room for a full garden but want to grow sweet potatoes, you might consider container gardening as an option.
One of the most beautiful house plants in the plant world is the Peace Lily. This article is a guide on how to care for them.
Easy to grow and a delight to have in the house, a spider plant can provide many years of enjoyment to any space. Learn the simple care instructions necessary to ensure a healthy spider plant.
Share your space with a slice of Egypt by growing papyrus as a houseplant. This is the perfect choice for comfort during winter blahs.
Do you want a garden, but have little space for one? Well then, consider the terrarium in a jar your new friend! Come learn how to make a terrarium in a jar!
If your indoor plants are starting to look rather sickly, there are simple ways to perk them up and keep them happy and healthy all year-round. You can master proper plant care and acquire a green thumb with these 10 simple tips.
Plant-related poisonings are the third leading cause of illnesses and death in children, and they're responsible for thousands of pet poisoning emergencies each year. These 8 plants are safe to keep in your home, and they won't pose a threat to kids or pets.
The parlour palm, or Chamaedorea elegans, is one of the most popular houseplants due to its ease of care and minimal light requirements. But proper care is still essential to keep it healthy. This guide will tell you everything you need to keep your parlour palm thriving.
Choosing the right houseplants will rid your home or office of harmful toxins. Certain plants have the ability to purify the air and with NASA backing up this fact, here are my top 10 plus more tips.
This article is about re-purposed garden planters. It includes a wide variety of ideas for both indoor and outdoor gardens. There are ideas for both items to use as is and items to craft into planters.
Here's one of the quickest ways to enjoy indoor paperwhites for the holidays. We'll show you how to plant, force the bulbs and care for these beautiful Christmas blooms during the festive season.
Add window boxes to your home for beautiful impact and charm. Here you'll find ideas for what plants work well, different types of window boxes, and even planting tips.
All plants need some light. Houseplants that will thrive in low light conditions still need some sunlight for photosynthesis. Here are 12 houseplants that will grow in low or indirect light.
These lucky plants and bonsai trees are not only easy to care for, they are also considered auspicious in Chinese culture.
If you are looking for a low-maintenance plant that can double as something useful in your home, the Aloe Vera plant may just be the plant for you.
Keeping a Bird of Paradise as a houseplant for many years is fairly simple as long as you know what your dealing with. Look inside the Thoughthole to find out more.
Many first time renters are uncomfortable with houseplants, although they long to have them. Using them for decor is one thing, but how do you care for them, especially watering?
Amaryllis or Hippeastrum is an amazing flower that grows from a large bulb. Popular in winter, this flowering houseplant is easy to grow and easy to coax back again the next year. Here's how
Croton houseplants are very colorful featuring shades of red, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, and white depending on the variety. Croton is a tropical plant that is native to several islands in the Pacific Ocean. Caring for croton is different compared to most houseplants due to its tropical nature. Watering, sunlight, soil, and several other factors must be taken into close consideration when growing croton.