Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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.
Indoor pineapple in purple pot

How to Grow Pineapples as Houseplants

Want a taste of the tropics in your living room? Here's everything you need to know about how to grow a pineapple as a houseplant.

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.
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.
rinsing houseplants

How to Spring Clean Your Houseplants

Once warmer weather arrives, I can't wait to get my plants outside for a nice spring cleaning. Here's what you need to know to get your plants in tip-top shape for the growing season.

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 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.
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.

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.