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.

This Household Product Doubles as a Low-Cost, Non-Toxic Fertilizer

This household staple isn't just for sore muscles, small wounds and dry skin. Joe Truini explains how it can be a low-cost fertilizer.
plants inside planters

4 Easy Tips for Planting in a Pot or Container

Watch this video to find out how to keep soil from filtering out through the drainage holes in the bottom of pots, and the proper planting technique to use when planting in pots or other containers.
Palm plant growing inside house.

How to Help Houseplants Cope With Winter

Now that the weather's getting cooler, my houseplants are beginning to protest a little – they know that they belong in the tropics, and they're not too keen on spending their winters in an artificially heated climate. Read on for some tips on how to help your houseplants make it through the winter.

Mossy Pots

Moss covered planting pots can give your garden an old world charm. But if you live in a dry climate you may be out of luck. Here's a trick to help out Mother Nature.
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.
Aloe Vera with Others

How to Divide Aloe Vera and Other Succulents

If you've got happy aloe vera you'll soon find that the plants are outgrowing their space. Many succulents are easy to propagate. Read on to find out how.
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.
Aqua Globe being used on houseplant

Tips on Using Houseplant Watering Globes

"Do automatic houseplant watering globes, like Aqua Globes, really work?"

Those pretty glass houseplant watering globes can help prevent over watering, but they're no substitute for regular plant care. Read on to find out more about plant watering globes.