09
Dec 18

5 Ingenious Plant Tricks You Haven't Tried Yet

Green thumbs always have a few tricks up their sleeves. Whatever your current houseplant frustration is, there’s probably a grower out there who came up with an innovative solution, after years of dealing with the very same issue. Read on for some of the best tried-and-true indoor gardening hacks around.

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26
Nov 18

5 Beautiful Houseplants That Are Actually Purple

As any regular reader of design blogs knows, accent colors never fail to add some pizzazz to your decor. In the world of houseplants, you’re pretty much stuck with green as your main color scheme, but you can still add a pop of color here and there. There are actually a fair number of plants whose leaves are all or primarily purple, and these can add some visual interest to an otherwise monotone grouping. Plus, they’re freaking purple! What’s not to love? Here are five plants that will help you start cultivating your purple-thumb today.

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13
Nov 18

6 Things You Didn't Know About IKEA's Plant Department

What can’t you do at IKEA? You can furnish a whole house in one trip. If you don’t find something you like, you can hack any number of IKEA offerings. You can get an entire meal or stock up on specialty groceries. Hey, I even know moms who spend rainy days at the superstore, because it keeps their kids entertained for hours at a time.

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06
Nov 18

These Are the Best House Plants to Grow in Your Kitchen

Of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen is my favorite for growing houseplants. You spend a lot of time there every day, making it easy to keep tabs on your plants, and the sink is right there, so you have zero excuses not to water them.

For example, have you ever noticed that your plant is looking a little under the weather while you’re sitting on your couch wrapped cozily in a blanket? You think, “I have to water that when I get up”—and then three Netflix episodes later you’ve forgotten all about it. That doesn’t happen in the kitchen because you’re already on your feet and the sink is right there.

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15
Oct 18

How to Keep Your Orchid Alive Longer Than a Week

Depending on who you talk to or what you read, you’ll hear that orchids are both simple joys to grow and maddeningly fussy. As with most things, the truth lies somewhere in between. Yeah, they’re a bit delicate, but newbie gardeners can learn to care for them without much trouble. Really, they’re no harder to care for than most houseplants, once you understand their quirks. Here’s what you need to know.

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01
Oct 18

Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Begonias Happy Indoors

So you’ve mastered growing pothos and your spider plant is sprouting baby plantlets like crazy. You’re feeling pretty good about your green thumb abilities and you’re looking for a bit of a gardening challenge—but, you know, nothing too challenging. It’s time for a begonia.

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19
Sep 18

These Mesmerizing Timelapse Videos Show the Secret Life of Plants

File this under things that might bring unexpected joy to your busy, hectic day. These timelapse videos of plants, captured over the course of hours, are the most relaxing, mesmerizing things I’ve seen in ages, and I think I might just watch them forever.

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18
Sep 18

The Bouqs Company's New Plant Collection Is Unbeleafable

Please excuse our plant puns in advance, but today calls for a few: The Bouqs Company launched their first-ever plant collection that has us prickling with excitement.

As of today, customers of the online floral retailer can purchase seven different varieties of plants—ranging from orchid plants to succulents, and everything in between. Whether you’re looking to expand your collection or start one from scratch, there is most likely an option that suits your needs.

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14
Sep 18

Here's What You Need to Know About Your Houseplants Before Winter

Many houseplants hunker down for an extended period of rest, or dormancy, during the winter months. They’ll stop flowering and growing new leaves. Some species will drop leaves (even all of their leaves like shamrock plants) and that’s okay! You haven’t killed it. It’s getting ready to rest, just like trees and plenty of garden plants. Depending on the plant, dormancy can last for several weeks to a couple of months and you’ll need to adjust you plant care routine accordingly.

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04
Sep 18

The Interior Trend with More Staying Power Than Cher

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate hanging planters. They’ve been popular for who knows how long, and show no signs of going away any time soon for good reason: They add a certain something to your space, no matter what the decor style, and are practical for a number of reasons.

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