Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

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.
Container garden flower pots

Container Gardening: How to Grow Flowers in Pots

Growing flowers in pots will brighten up your backyard and it's easy to do. Here's everything you need to know about container gardening.
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.
Aelo houseplant

Tips on Bringing Houseplants Indoors for the Winter

The weather's getting cooler, and if you sent your houseplants indoors for a summer vacation, now's the time to settle them indoors before winter sets in. Read on for some tips to bringing your plants indoors.
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.
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How to Use Houseplants to Purify the Air in Your Home

You don’t always need to buy expensive products to purify the air in your home. Some houseplants act like a filter and absorb harmful chemicals while producing clean air. Watch this video to find out more.
Planting Prep

How To Plant Container Grown Trees and Shrubs

Spring and fall are the best seasons for planting container grown trees and shrubs. Here's what you need to know when planting container grown trees and shrubs in your yard.

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.

Wild About Lavender: How to Grow This Beautiful, Versatile Plant

Lavender is a versatile plant which makes a beautiful hedge, helps keep deer away from your roses, and can even liven up your lemonade. Read on to learn how to grow, harvest, and propagate lavender; as well as some of the most popular types available.