Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Divide and Transplant Perennials

If you grow perennials in your garden, you'll soon encounter the need to divide and transplant them. Read on to find out how to successfully divide and transplant your garden perennials.

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.
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.
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.
Watering houseplant.

Tips on How to Water Houseplants

Watch this video for tips on how to make sure houseplants receive the correct amount of water by recognizing the warning signs that indicate they’ve received too much or too little water.

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.
Houseplants

Guide to Poisonous and Nontoxic Houseplants

Houseplants can improve air quality and bring a little bit of nature indoors. However, if you have children or pets, it's important to be careful when choosing houseplants, since some varieties can be poisonous. Read on to find out which houseplants are poisonous and which are not.
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.

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.