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Though not for the novice, orchids are very popular houseplants due to their unique look and the challenge of growing them. Unlike many plants that can give you a lovely green cascade of leaves, orchids are all about the flowers. In fact, many of them are quite sparse in terms of leaves, creating a more bold display of color. Orchids come in a whole rainbow of possible colors, including many striking variegated varieties. Even though…

One thing that’s great about gardeners and their communities is their love for sharing and their hate for wastage. Gardeners, both indoor and outdoor have a lot of information to share. On the money saving front, specifically for indoor gardening (some useful for winter gardening too), there’s a lot of ways you can cut your growing expenses and some things to think about with what you’re growing. Because funnily enough, you could be spending more…

Succulents are slow-growing and seem to live forever. Of course, that can’t possibly be true even though you’ve had that dull little cactus in your windowsill for as long as you can remember. They just live so long that we feel they’ve always been there. What are the actual lifespans of popular succulents? What Are Succulents? Before we start looking at popular succulent houseplants, you should be clear on what type of plants we are…

Gardening is an all-year hobby for some and a year-round livelihood for others. Seasoned landscapers don’t park the van up the drive when the cold snap hits. The only thing that changes is they put a coat on. Here’s a great tip to give you a 12-month gardening schedule: stalk your local landscapers on social media. The services they’re offering are what you can be doing. You’ll know in advance, because as summer comes to an…

Succulents are desert plants so they do not need to be watered often. They still need watering though and the amount of watering they get is a delicate balance. Too much or too little will cause problems to set in. They are fairly responsive plants though so when you adjust the watering, many of the problems can be rectified within just a few hours. Don’t believe the myth that it’s extremely hard to kill these…

Are you constantly reaching for a fly swatter in your house? You’re not alone. Having flies buzzing around your head can be endlessly annoying, and it can be any time of year when they decide to make themselves at home. Why not put your houseplants to work? Choose some that are known to repel flies and send them right back outside. Types of Flies We’re not just talking about the usual houseflies here. Though they…

Start Here Understanding How an Aeroponic System Works The Different Types of Aeroponics Systems How to Work with a Low Pressure Aeroponics System Aeroponics Troubleshooting Maintaining Your Aeroponic System The Pros and Cons of Aeroponics Live in an apartment and share a garden? Or lack the space in your own backyard to grow the plants and veggies you’d like to? With aeroponics, you can grow more with less space and indoors too. Even better news,…

Nobody’s home is 100% insect free and having a few bugs around is to be expected. That doesn’t mean we all don’t look for ways to get rid of them, and to keep them out of the house in the first place. Ants are a particularly annoying pest that no one wants around. You can use your love of houseplants to your advantage, and choose a few varieties that can repel ants for you. Plants…

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