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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. [...]

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Bassist For Red Hot Chili Peppers Starts Bee Apiary; Flea To Save The Bees

Flea, one of the most famous bassists of all time, has started an apiary in his backyard. The [...]

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Good News, Earthlings: NASA’s First Flower Blooms In Space.

Thanks to NASA’s veggie program and Astronaut Scott Kelly, the first flower has bloomed in space. Scott Kelly, [...]

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Chicago Botanic Garden’s Stinky Corpse Flower Is Now Producing Fruit

Remember the frenzy surrounding the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Stinky Corpse flower (AKA Spike), where hoards of people waited [...]

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How To Grow an Avocado Tree Indoors

On a recent trip to Florida, I had the pleasure of picking fresh avocados from my aunt and [...]

Best Herb Growing Kits For The Kitchen

  The simplest way to start an indoor garden is to begin in the kitchen and grow things [...]

The safest plants for your pets

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The Best Pet Friendly Plants

If you have a dog, like I do, chances are you want to keep him safe. Catch up [...]

The Philodendron Houseplant

The Philodendron Is Not An Ordinary Houseplant The beautiful Philodendron plant brings forth an image of home, indoor [...]

Fittonia: Acanthaceae

The Fittonia Houseplant, a Wonderful Addition To Your Home The Fittonia house plant is one of my absolute [...]

How To Grow Turmeric At Home

Turmeric One of my absolute favorite medicinal herbs, I put turmeric on a medicinal pedestal, as it has [...]

The Dumb Cane Houseplant

The Dumb Cane Houseplant—Why So Dumb? I admit, I initially became interested in the Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia amoena) [...]

How to make witch hazel tonic

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How To Make Witch Hazel Extract

Okay, so you decided to buy and grow your very own Witch Hazel bush and start an herbal [...]

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Why You Need The Common Witch Hazel Plant; To Buy, To Gift And To Use.

Common Witch Hazel is a medicinal bush native to North America which has often been used medicinally. Look [...]

The best indoor plants that grow in shade

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What Are The Best Indoor Plants That Grow In Shade?

What Are The Best Plants To Grow In Shade? Indoor plants that grow in shade are not hard [...]

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How To Grow Peppers Indoors

When you grow peppers indoors, you may daydream of a bounty looking like this.. But it will most [...]

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Give the Gift of Plants for the Holidays

Plants As Gifts For The Holidays If you’re struggling on what to buy your favorite person this holiday [...]

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Growing Olive Trees Indoors

Olive trees may evoke memories of your recent trip to Spain, or your favorite Greek restaurant, but not [...]

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The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Why You Need to Know About the Chicago Hardy Fig Tree The Chicago Hardy Fig tree is one [...]

The 5 Best Large Houseplants

When it comes to growing houseplants, many imagine the tall and large sprawling trees and bushes that many [...]

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 [...]