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The Eight Best Gardening Books You Must Read

Whether you are an experienced gardener or just starting out, we all need a little help now and again. From the best plants to grow indoors, to how to grow your perfect tomato, there are endless amounts of resources out there for us to devour. But, which books are the most helpful? Which books will […] Read More

Bamboo Houseplants

When one thinks of bamboo inside their home, they're most likely thinking of the plant known as Lucky Bamboo dracaena. And actually, it's not a member of the bamboo family. Lucky bamboo is native to Cameroon in West Africa and has become widely popular due to its ability to weave back and forth between the worlds […] Read More

The Best Hanging Houseplants

Houseplants are already a wonderful way to bring the outdoors, inside. They add design elements unmatched by synthetic decor and provide a much needed natural component to our urban lives. Hanging houseplants are an even better way to display your plants, adding texture, color, and depth to sometimes unsightly rooms. So what are the best plants to use […] Read More

A Guide To Flowering House Plants

Flowering House Plants To The Rescue Flowers bring forth an image of happiness, give off delicious fragrance and bring the elegance and beauty of nature indoors. And while many of us enjoy growing indoor plants like jade, succulents, air plants or ferns, many of us still desire to have flowers in our midst. The beauty […] Read More

A Guide To Succulent Plant Care

Succulents, The Aliens Of The Plant World Some of the most unusual looking and beautiful plants on earth, succulents are amazing additions to one's home. I can't keep my eyes off the different varieties of these strange looking plants, and why should I? They range from cacti to echeveria, sedum, aeonium, agave, dudleya, and more. […] Read More

The Best Small Plants For Indoors

This post is for the apartment dwellers, tiny home lovers, living-in-a-motorhome type of people. Listen, we all want to enjoy the beauty of plants and their natural, lush, colorful, air cleaning qualities. However, if you live in a small space, what are the best options for your tiny dwelling? Not all plants have to be 5 […] Read More

The Best Seed Starting Supplies

It's that time of year, when the cold hard grip of winter begins to recede, and our hopes and dreams for future gardens grow bigger and bigger. Know the best and easiest ways to start seeds for your garden, so your yields can be as big as your organically fed stomach. If you're like me, […] Read More

IKEA Now Sells An Indoor Garden That Never Stops Growing

It's time for all IKEA and gardening fans to unite, as IKEA just announced its newest venture into indoor gardening...an indoor hydroponic garden system! This May, just in time for May flowers, IKEA is introducing a gardening series that lets you grow your own tasty lettuce and herbs in water. Hydroponic gardening has been popular […] Read More

Purslane: Ma Chi Xian

A common weed found all over the United States and beyond, Purslane is more than just an annoying pest, it's a healing medicinal worth much praise. In China, Purslane is known as Ma Chi Xian, and has numerous health benefits. In the US, this plant is known to tolerate all kinds of soil and weather, […] Read More

How To Save A Plant: From Plant Killer To Herbalist

From Plant Killer To Herbalist Growing up in Chicago, my mom had a killer garden; inside and out. I was surrounded by all colors of the rainbow and every plant imaginable. Regardless of the season, our house was full of green, even when the outside was blanketed with white. We could have been in Miami, […] Read More

Best Herb Growing Kits For The Kitchen

  The simplest way to start an indoor garden is to begin in the kitchen and grow things you'll actually be able to use. How motivating would it be to grow the cilantro you'll use in your famous enchilada's or the basil you'll eat with your mozzarella cheese. Start with a small herb garden where […] Read More

The Philodendron Houseplant

The beautiful Philodendron plant brings forth an image of home, indoor gardening, and green pleasantries. In my own mind, I think of the Philodendron as a houseplant staple, the mascot of windowsills everywhere, and one of my personal favorite indoor plants. On a recent trip to Miami, I was more than excited to stumble upon […] Read More

Fittonia: Acanthaceae

The Fittonia Houseplant, a Wonderful Addition To Your Home The Fittonia house plant is one of my absolute favorite plants for your home. The beautifully veined leaves and the colorful notes are a lovely statement for your home, office or nook. If you want the tropical look, go for the Fittonia and you won't be […] Read More

How To Grow Turmeric At Home

Turmeric One of my absolute favorite medicinal herbs, I put turmeric on a medicinal pedestal, as it has an amazing myriad of health benefits, many of which are still being discovered today. As a Chinese medical practitioner, turmeric is on the top 10 list of favorite herbs, and in my belief, everyone should be ingesting […] Read More

The Dumb Cane Houseplant

I admit, I initially became interested in the Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia amoena) houseplant due to its name. It's part of the Araceae family, often grown as a houseplant for its generally easy care and beautiful leaves. It has many relatives, including Philodendron, Pothos, Calla, Anthurium, and more. Native to South America, it's commonly found in […] Read More

How To Grow Peppers Indoors

  Still, not bad. But, it's also not the bounty of warmer weather climates. You CAN grow peppers indoors, but just manage your expectations of an incredible bounty. Peppers are an incredibly popular container vegetable, ranking #3 for veggies that interest gardeners (that's after herbs and tomatoes). For growing purposes, there are a few varieties […] Read More

The 5 Best Large Houseplants

When it comes to growing houseplants, many imagine the tall and large sprawling trees and bushes that many see on TV and in the movies. These are the beautiful, draping and long stemmed leaves that which most people are accustomed to looking at.   On this site, I spend a lot of time talking about the […] Read More

How To Grow Mushrooms At Home: A Guide

Mushrooms are some of the most amazing things on this planet and constantly astound me. While not necessarily house plants, mushrooms are organisms that have evolved with humans for thousands and thousands of years. They help us heal, prevent cancer, can help create safe pesticides, clean up oil spills, and more. The amount these funky fungi […] Read More

What Are Great Indoor Plants For Your Bedroom?

Our bedrooms are our most important room, a sanctuary, the place we rest our tired bodies, mind, and soul. Our bedroom is where we are most vulnerable and most ourselves. Many want to create the ultimate environment in our bedrooms, a place where we can sleep with ease, a place to escape and a place […] Read More

The Chinese Evergreen: Aglaonema

Another great house plant for beginners, the Chinese Evergreen is a colorful and easy option for all the novices out there or those of us who are too busy watching the Bachelor or playing tennis. Some of us don't have the time or the skills to tinker with plants, so the Chinese Evergreen is a great […] Read More

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