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How to Go Green: Eco-Friendly Landscapes and Hardscapes

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When we all do our small part, eco-friendly efforts have a significant impact! If you’re daydreaming about your landscaping plans for the spring, take these ideas into account to make sure that you’re taking care of both your yard and mother nature herself.    Eco-Friendly Landscaping When it comes to plants, gardens, shrubs, and trees, […]

How to Grow the Best Winter Citrus Indoors

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Growing citrus trees as houseplants indoors has only grown even more popular since we first wrote about it last year.  Everyone seems to have one these days, and people all over the world are enjoying the challenge of growing these tangy, tasty fruits in decidedly un-tropical settings.    What Are the Best Citrus Trees to […]

How To Care for Houseplants in the Winter

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Winter can be just as challenging for our houseplants as it is for us. The days are shorter and can be overcast, so they get less light overall. The air in our homes can be very dry when the furnace is on, making it hard for plants to retain moisture. When we open doors to […]

How to Make Your Home Pet and Plant Friendly

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Sometimes pets and plants can peacefully coexist in a home with no problems. Some pets just don’t seem to have any interest in investigating an indoor jungle. And then, on the other side, there are pets who seem to be on a mission to eat as much indoor houseplant salad as they can. It’s not […]

Chrysanthemum: The Hidden Meaning of November’s Birth Flower

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November can be a pretty damp and dreary month on the coast, but there’s one classic flower that really brightens up life this month—the always beautiful Chrysanthemum. If you were born in November, mums are the flower of your birth month. Besides being colourful and cheerful, they’re also thought to attract good luck, friendship, honesty, […]

The Great Garden Divide

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There are many reasons gardeners love perennials, but one of the best is that dividing your perennials gives you more free plants! Perennials are the gift that keeps on giving. Dividing your perennials not only adds more flowers to your yard. It also helps keep your plants thriving and healthy.   When to Divide Perennials […]

How to Combat & Prevent Common Houseplant Pests

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If your plants had a summer vacation outdoors this year, there’s a chance they may have acquired a few hitchhikers of the insect variety before you brought them back inside for the winter. Bugs on your houseplants are the main reason we always recommend you quarantine your plants when you bring them back inside at […]

How to Know When Your Houseplants Want a New Pot

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Repotting your houseplants is something many people do every year. But it’s not always required. Many plants can live happily for several years in the same pot. So how do you know when you should repot your houseplants?  Here are some tips to help you determine if your houseplants need a new pot and new […]

Creative Ideas for Styling Your Houseplants

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Houseplants are a great complement to your home decor style. Here are a few creative ways to help you take your home style to the next level. You could use all of these styling tips or pick and choose what you like best that works for your home. Just remember that plant care is easiest […]