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When gardening, we can use all the help we can get. There is more to a successful garden than just following the instructions on the back of the seed pack. Each plant is not an island, and you can boost your productivity by combining a mix of plants that compliment each other. Gardeners have learned a lot of nuances about growing over the last few centuries, and you should take advantage of this knowledge. What…

Air plants are a unique breed and super handy for anyone who finds they have a real knack for killing plants. These hardy things survive a range of conditions. As the name suggests, they need air, but they’ll need a bit more than that to flourish, bloom and produce pups (little baby plants). Consider this your absolute reference guide for all things air plants, because covered here, you’ll learn about… Why these sturdy plants hands-down…

Green foliage is lovely all year long, but the cold months of winter can really be perked up with a few colorful flowers among your houseplants. Even when kept inside, the lower daylight levels can trigger dormant periods in a lot of plants. That usually means no flowers to enjoy. But there are some species that just like to bloom all the time, or at least can be tricked into it when necessary. So, what…

Having a green thumb will only get you so far with houseplants if you have one (or more) cats in the house determined to make trouble. There are potentially a few different problems you can have with cats and plants. The first is that some cats like to chew on leaves, leading to damaged plants or sick kitties. Next is the simple fact that some cats are nosy and will play around plants, and knock…

Nature in all its forms is beneficial to our health, and having houseplants in your living spaces is one way to bring that closer to home. There are many different ways that indoor plants are good for your health, and some can have a bigger impact than others. More on the Health Benefits of Indoor Plants What kind of health issues are we talking about here? One of the big ways a plant is good…

Often times, what you think is a dying plant, impossible to revive, is actually just a plant that’s showing signs of distress. No doubt, it’s worrying. It’s also natural. They’re great a pretending, yet all they’re trying to do is tell you they’re in dire need of TLC. Spot the symptoms early enough, intervene and you can nurse the plant to a full recovery. Sometimes, all hope may be lost. You won’t know for sure…

Just like SAD lamps get rid of the blues for those with seasonal affective disorder, indoor grow lights have an even better effect on house plants. Plants are alive and to keep them that way, they need light (not necessarily sunlight). While we need Vitamin D from natural sunlight, plants don’t. That means you can grow any type of plant indoors with the right light systems or just bulbs, because light energizes plants through photosynthesis (it’s…

A lot of people avoid having houseplants because they just don’t have a skilled green thumb to keep them healthy. Many common houseplants have a pretty strict set of care conditions and can be trickier to manage than a pet. So for the more casual indoor gardener who wants a bit less responsibility, try a few of these hard-to-kill plants to add some greenery to your home. 1 – Pothos (Epipremnum sp.) Nothing beats a…

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