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May 18

The Dos & Don'ts of Growing Mint

It’s fragrant, fast-growing, green, and complements fruits, vegetables and meats. It’s also its own ice cream flavor. So what’s not to love about mint? If you’ve ever grown the herb, you know where I’m going with this, but if you haven’t and are interested: read on for the dos and don’ts of successfully growing mint in your home garden or in a container.

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May 18

Mrs. Meyer's Created A New Flower For the Best Reason

There’s nothing like growing something from a small seed into a thing of beauty. The folks at Mrs. Meyer’s agree, and think it could actually spread kindness and compassion. That’s why they created a new hybrid flower and are teaching school children about the joys of gardening.

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May 18

These 6 Perfect Hanging Plants Are Also Pretty Easy to Care For

When you live in an apartment, space is valuable and window real estate is often limited. In my place, there’s one small sunny window, and I do my best to crowd as many plants as possible in front of it, but I can still only fit four, and that’s just not nearly enough for a #crazyplantlady. The solution? Hang ’em up. There’s always plenty of ceiling space you’re not using. But not every plant will look good when you’re viewing it from below—you want something that drapes elegantly over the sides of the pot and isn’t too high-maintenance (because, let’s be honest, you’re not going to feel like dragging out your step stool to water it every day). Not only are these six foliage options beautiful for indoor hanging baskets, they are also a breeze to care for.

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May 18

This Photo-Friendly Tree is The OG Designer Plant

I looooove fiddle leaf figs. I first noticed them in Wilson’s office on House, of all places. I’d get so distracted admiring the plant that I’d have to rewind to catch the dialogue. Now that I have my own fiddle leaf fig, it’s affectionately known as “the Wilson plant.” The good news is, if I can take care of one, you can too. Here are some tips for keeping them healthy and happy.

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Apr 18

Tradescantia Might Just Be The Perfect Hanging Plant

Tradescantia are much loved for their variegated leaves, deep purple color (although there are also green varieties!) and for how extremely easy they are to propagate. They make a lovely, understated statement in outdoor garden beds or planters, and are perhaps even more striking indoors when allowed to trail in hanging baskets. Here’s how to make sure they thrive and put their best foot forward.

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05
Apr 18

Foolproof Ways to Keep Your Succulents Alive and Thriving

Succulents are delightful little plants that boast a variety of fun colors, textures, and shapes. They are sometimes said to “thrive on neglect,” and while they definitely don’t require much fussing over, it’s still best to know what they like and what they don’t. Here are our top tips for succulent growing and care.

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Apr 18

5 Overlooked Plants That Can Survive In The (Almost) Dark

We’ve talked a lot about hard-to-kill houseplants, especially when it comes to really dark homes that don’t get tons of natural light. You probably know about cast iron plants, the ZZ, and the sansevieria. But here are a handful of often overlooked plants that you might not know do well in low light, and don’t remind you of the doctor’s office.

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25
Mar 18

You're Going to Love The Low-Maintenance Rubber Plant

In recent years, the ubiquitous fiddle leaf fig has dominated all other entrants in the competition for most popular in-house tree-like plants. But we think it’s time to give this understated but stately tree — with its large, deep green leaves — a second look and another chance. Here’s how to maintain a rubber plant as a striking part of your home decor for years to come.

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Mar 18

Can You Really Dust Your Houseplants With A Banana Peel? We Tried It, Here Are Our Results!

It seems everyone and their brother has plant fever these days, and the only cure is MORE PLANTS! We’ve mastered the art of watering, they’re all stayin’ alive. Now we’re onto more cosmetic issues, like: just how shiny and clean can I get my plants? Can I buff them with banana peels?

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Mar 18

7 Common Houseplants That Can Make Your Pets Quite Sick

We love the touch of life and greenery that plants add to our homes. But mixing house plants with pets can be lethal. Sometimes toxic plants are naturally repulsive to animals (they taste extremely bitter, for instance), and some pets aren’t inclined to chew plants, so we tend not to worry. However, every pet parent should know which plants are harmful to their animals so they can make the personal choice to simply never have them around, or to watch vigilantly to make sure their animals don’t start chewing them.

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