Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Repot Houseplants

Late winter/early spring is a great time to repot houseplants since they're getting ready to begin their spring growth spurt, and we gardeners are so stir crazy that we’re looking for a good reason to get our hands dirty! Here's what you need to know to successfully repot your houseplants.
Blooming, fibrous-rooted begonia in pot.

How to Grow Begonias Indoors During the Winter

Robert asks, “I have some beautiful wax and angel type begonias in pots. Can I bring them inside for the winter? How do I care for them?”

Many types of begonias can be grown inside during the winter. Read on for some tips on how to care for them.
Spraying houseplant with insecticidal soap

How to Use Insecticidal Soap on Plants

Problems with spider mites? Give your plants a bath using insecticidal soap! Made from a simple soap solution, insecticidal soap is a greener, more eco-friendly approach to controlling soft-bodied insects in the garden and on houseplants. Read on to find out more about using insecticidal soap on your plants.

How to Dress Up Your Houseplants with Mulch

We're all familiar with the idea of mulching our flower gardens, so why not also mulch your houseplants? Read on to find out how to put the finishing touch on your indoor gardens using houseplant friendly mulch.
Drilling a hole in the top of a plastic water bottle to make houseplant drip irrigation.

DIY Drip Irrigation for Houseplants

It’s easy to make homemade drip irrigation for your houseplants using nothing more than a plastic water bottle and a drill. Watch this video to find out how.
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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.
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.
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How to Grow Daylilies

Nearly carefree, pest and disease resistant, tough and adaptable, drought tolerant, and gorgeous, daylilies are the perfect choice. Here are some tips for selecting, planting, and caring for daylilies.
Houseplant growing in low light.

How to Grow Houseplants in Low Light Conditions

Amy asks, “What are your recommendations for growing houseplants in low light conditions?”

For low light conditions, choose plants with darker foliage, since they are very efficient at photosynthesis and can get by on less sunlight. Here are some ideal plants.