Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Flower pot, with gravel in the bottom

Garden Myth: Gravel in Pots and Containers

"I've always been told to put a layer of gravel in the bottom of a flower pot before planting. Is this really necessary?"

This common belief about gravel is actually a myth. In fact, putting gravel in pots can do more harm than good. Read on to find out more.
White, red and pink poinsettias

How to Care for Poinsettias Year-Round

Poinsettias can be used year-round, not just for Christmas! This guide shares how to care for poinsettias indoors as houseplants.

How to Create a Spilled Flower Pot

Here's how to upcycle broken flower pots and add a playful touch to your garden!

How to Grow Vegetables Year-Round

Specially designed for year-round, indoor gardening.

Painting Clay Pots

For a quick and easy way to paint clay pots give them a spin with an electric drill. Watch this video to find out how.
rain gutters as flower boxes

Using Plastic Rain Gutters as Flower Boxes

Here's a tip for dressing up your porch railing. Use plastic rain gutters as flower boxes rather than building them out of wood.

How to Top-Dress Houseplants

As I inspect and repot my houseplants in early spring, I often find plants that seem to fall “in the middle,” not quite needing repotting but still wanting some attention. In cases like this, top-dressing is a great alternative to repotting, and it's quite easy. Here's how.

Patio Table Planter

Take an old angel food cake pan and cut it about an inch from the top of the center tube and rolled edges. Slip the umbrella pole of your patio table through the angel food cake pan. The container can then be filled with fresh plants.

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.