Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Exotic flowers on Bromeliad houseplants

How to Grow Bromeliad Houseplants

While bromeliads have a reputation as being hard to grow, many types are actually quite easy to keep as houseplants. They're low maintenance, adaptable to temperature and humidity shifts, and the blooms last a long time. Read on to find out how to grow bromeliad houseplants in your home.
Succulent plant

Winter Care of Succulents

Meredith asks, “I have succulent plants outside that do well in hot temperatures. How should I take care of them during the winter?”

The biggest threat to tender succulents is the combination of cold temperatures and wet soil. Read on to find out more.
Greenhouse in yard

Dealing with Cold Temperatures in a Greenhouse

Dianne asks, “What is the lowest temperature suggested for a greenhouse? Most of the plants inside are tropical."

The minimum temperature for a greenhouse depends on the types of plants stored in them. Read on to find out more.
Red flower on Holiday Cactus

Caring for Holiday Cactus

Holiday cactus are easy to grow and often passed down through the generations. With holiday cactus, the question isn't how to grow it, but how to make it bloom. By following these easy steps, you'll have your plant blooming in time for the holidays.
House and plants on coast

Tips for Growing Plants in a Coastal Climate

If you live near the coast, growing plants and gardening can be quite a challenge. Temperatures are usually warmer; but the salt spray, strong wind, and poor soil can be damaging to plants. Read on for some tips on how to grow plants and garden in a coastal climate.
houseplant

8 Tips for Choosing and Growing Houseplants

Growing houseplants is a great way to start gardening while enhancing the beauty of your home. Like any other gardening endeavor, indoor gardens can be as simple or elaborate as you would like. Here are some general guidelines to help get you started.

How To Grow Different Varieties of Begonias

There are so many new varieties of begonias to choose from nowadays! Read on to find out what you need to know about growing begonias.

How To Encourage Cactus To Bloom

Beth asks, “How do I encourage my indoor cactus plant to bloom?"

Desert cacti are a challenge to get to bloom indoors, simply because we can't provide as much light as a sun-drenched desert. However, here are some tips for encouraging your cactus.
Swamp hibiscus red flowers in full bloom

Swamp Hibiscus Outshines Its Name

Also known as the Scarlet Rose Mallow or Texas Star, the swamp hibiscus is native to the east coast of the U.S. and is one of the most spectacular native plants. This spring, try sowing some seeds for a spot of brilliant perennial color in your garden. Read on to find out more.