Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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.
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.

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.
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.
house plants

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.