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Spidermites on Leaf

How I Deal with Houseplant Pests

It’s time to buckle up as I share with you how I’ve dealt with these pests as well as tips from other plant parents who have gone through the same pests problems: scales, mealybugs, gnats, aphids, spidermites and thrips.

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50+ Best Gifts for Gardeners 2020

Looking to impress the gardeners and houseplant parents in your life this holiday season? This holiday gift guide for gardeners has 50-plus special gift ideas that are sure to delight plant lovers of all stripes.

Garden Fallen Leaves

This Fall, Leave the Leaves

Leaving fallen leaves alone can improve your garden soil and help perennial plants, birds, pollinators and beneficial insects survive the winter! Read on to learn why leaves are so important and how to handle them best to benefit your garden.

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Holding Basil Harvest Bowl

The Best Way to Freeze Basil for the Winter

Enjoy the fresh taste of basil all year round by stocking your freezer with basil rolls! This is the best way to harvest and freeze basil in little batches.

Combining Spider Plants

Limited well-lit space for my plants is an issue in my urban apartment, so I combined my rapidly-growing spiderettes into one container as one plant to save on valuable sill space.

full library

Plant Family

Do you treat your plants as one of the family? These adorable planters give a fun face to talk to while you take care of your family members. We like to name our plants, what do you call yours?

Greenhouse Envy

This greenhouse is the perfect spot to have a meal with your family! How are you incorporating your garden harvest into your holiday meals?

Seedlings

Bring the gardening fun inside! Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can start your vegetable garden early. Start an avocado seed and watch it grow from the warmth of your home.

Spidermites on Leaf

How I Deal with Houseplant Pests

It’s time to buckle up as I share with you how I’ve dealt with these pests as well as tips from other plant parents who have gone through the same pests problems: scales, mealybugs, gnats, aphids, spidermites and thrips.

How it began and how is it going?

Propagating our favorite plant brings so much joy especially when our new plant is thriving. This plant mom documented her Peperomia growth.

Monochromatic

These monochromatic shelves and planters cause these colors to pop! Do you match your planters or have a variation of different pots?

Swoosh

Combine your two favorite passions: sports and plants. This basketball planter is so unique and perfect for your man cave. We like seeing the different objects that can be turned into planters.

Pupperiffic Plants!

We’re not sure what we love more…Brenton’s dog here, or the delightful indoor jungle! Love seeing pets and plants living harmoniously!

Curious Kittens

Some of us have the fun or difficult challenge of raising our plant babies with curious fur babies. Cats are naturally curious but we can all learn to live symbiotically.

Before and After Plants Edition

We have so many new plant parents out there. We love looking at your space before plants and after! Show us your indoor jungles!

holiday gift guide gardenstead

50+ Best Gifts for Gardeners 2020

Looking to impress the gardeners and houseplant parents in your life this holiday season? This holiday gift guide for gardeners has 50-plus special gift ideas that are sure to delight plant lovers of all stripes.

Garden Fallen Leaves

This Fall, Leave the Leaves

Leaving fallen leaves alone can improve your garden soil and help perennial plants, birds, pollinators and beneficial insects survive the winter! Read on to learn why leaves are so important and how to handle them best to benefit your garden.

difficult houseplants

Challenge your Greenthumb: Four Difficult Houseplants

It can seem like there are more difficult houseplants to keep healthy and happy versus easy-to-care for ones. As much as houseplants bring much happiness to our lives and homes, growing houseplants can actually be really difficult.

Office Oasis

Transform your home office into a garden oasis. Winter is upon us and we are bringing in our outdoor plants. Why not surround your home office with plants? Help reduce stress with your new green co-workers.

Stamp of Approval!

How cute are these plant care guide stamps from Hemleva?! Samantha drew up these designs, and Jen from papersushishop brought them to life!

Go Green with Halloween!

Need a costume idea? Use your favorite plant as inspiration! With a little bit of creativity Heather made a crazy plant lady costume. We are definitely “digging” it!

Houseplant GOALS!

What an amazing video by Marcel. I think we all can say this beautiful indoor jungle is a houseplant lover’s dream!

Tasty Succulents

Want to incorporate all things plants into your life? Spice up desserts with succulent cupcakes! Sweet Reasons has nailed these adorable cupcakes!

Hanging Plants

This is such a creative way to hang some vine plants. How are you displaying your vines around your home? Do you hang them or let them crawl all over?

Holding Basil Harvest Bowl

The Best Way to Freeze Basil for the Winter

Enjoy the fresh taste of basil all year round by stocking your freezer with basil rolls! This is the best way to harvest and freeze basil in little batches.

Bathroom Jungle

We are really loving this bathroom jungle! How are your plants arranged in your bathroom? Do you use hanging planters or set them around the edges?

Pumpkin Planters

Bring the fun autumn decorations to your plants! Check out these amazing succulent arrangements. Maybe carve a face into your pumpkin and plant the succulents out of the eyes!

Reuse and Recycle

Running out of jars and vases to propagate? No worries, reuse and recycle your glass alcohol bottles! These liquor bottles are fun shapes and sizes to bring an extra flair to baby cuttings.

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Are Pennies a Green Thumb’s Friend?

Often you may find that people add pennies to their potted plants and garden soil. But why? And, what is it supposed to accomplish? Let’s find out.

Cozy Home!

We absolutely cannot get enough of Medina’s livingroom space. We love how she’s used both real and faux plants to liven and warm up her whole space, keeping the faux where the live plants would not get enough light to thrive. I could sit here all day!

Plant Curtains!

Who needs curtains when you have plants like these?! 😍 Kiley’s use of these trailing plants in front of her window is something we just can’t get enough of.

Spider Plant Prop Soil; chlorophytum comosum, spider ivy, airplane plant, St. Bernard's lily

Simple Spider Plant Propagation

Spider plants are the plants that keep giving! Not only are they fantastic air purifiers and jazz up any plant shelf — they produce tons of babies (spiderettes) that are extremely easy to propagate, if you know what to do!

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Mother Made It Goods Interview

When COVID isolation began, many of us turned to plants to keep our spirits up. We’ve got a heart-warming story from Janelle Catibog, who turned to flowers and vintage fashion when times got tough.

jade plant

How-To Propagate a Jade From a Stem Cutting

The most common way to grow a new jade plant in your own home is through propagation. With a single leaf or a stem cut from a larger plant, you can grow a whole new plant in very few steps.

Photo 1 - Amazon Rainforest

The People Who Grew a Forest

Here are the inspiring stories of three people who stood up to climate change, and single-handedly grew their own forests for the better of their communities.

Spooked!

This skeleton with a Halloween throw pillow icant_ihaveplants ‘s room amongst their houseplants is too spooky-cute! It gives us some great ideas on how to incorporate little bits of seasonal decor in with our houseplants.

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How to Create a Fabulous Terrarium

Terrariums! These tiny glass-enclosed gardens are simply enchanting, and I love the idea that you can create any fantastical world you wish — all within a small container.

Small, Medium, or Large?

Whoa! Carrington’s monstera are absolutely thriving! We love seeing these 3 levels of plant maturity side by side.

Bottoms Up!

Check out this awesome pothos setup by zebodeko! We love these basket planters, and how cool is it that they’re hung upside down?! What a cool look.

The Plant Dance

What an awesome time lapse by Kate! We love how plants in the marantaceae (prayer plant!) family dance and move as the day progresses.

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Time to bring your plants inside!

As summer ends and fall begins it’s time to start bringing your houseplants back inside for the cooler weather.

Plant Inspired Flair!

Oh my goodness! How cute are these plant inspired pins by hemleva?! We love how they’re displayed on her wool pennant.

Green Mornings!

We can’t think of a better way to start the morning than to be surrounded with beautiful plants, like these in Melissa’s room!

How to Harvest Aloe

If you grow aloe vera and you don’t use the nectar of the gods inside (aloe vera gel) you’re seriously missing out! Fresh aloe knocks the socks off store-bought bottles, and it is super healthy for your skin, hair, burns and digestion.

Love Morning Moon Jewellery Interview

Kate Barazzuol understands the joy and sustenance of connecting to nature, and crafts nature inspired jewellery to help us deepen this connection. Her stories, jewellery and perspectives are a feast for the eyes and soul.

Escapades with Watering Bulbs

Watering bulbs! Whether creating your own or buying one, these handy green thumb companions can help your potted plants thrive by maintaining moisture levels in soil in between waterings — if used properly.

Alocasia Showcase

What a great photo from Maud showcasing a few varieties of alocasia! We love the diverse appearances between each variety. Do you have a favorite type of alocasia? Let us know below!

Herbs Bolting vs. Flowering – Do You Know the Difference?

Do you let your herbs flower? Should you? Flowering can have a huge impact on the flavor and lifespan of your herbs! Let’s dig into the details so you can get the most enjoyment out of your tasty, aromatic plants.

Plant ID App Product Review

Plant ID apps help gardeners identify plants just by taking a picture! We tested the top two plant ID apps to determine which one makes the best gardening companion.

Growing Pothos on Moss Poles

Pothos are often seen in hanging pots but houseplant lovers may not know that growing them upwards will produce a lusher, larger plant that is healthier and in my opinion more attractive.

An Aloe-Killer’s Guide to Thriving Aloe Vera Plants

Aloe vera has a mixed reputation: some aloe parents can do no wrong, while others feel they can’t do anything right. Whichever group you belong to, your aloes will thank you – and reward you – for reading this article.

Leaf it to Propagation!

Check out this “propagation station” tray Brent made! We can’t wait to see all the plant babies in a few weeks! Do you have a favorite propagation method? Share it with us below!

Happy Houseplants

Wow! What an incredible space with some very happy houseplants! We could really get relaxed in this room. View this post on Instagram Happy 4th

Veronica’s Morning Mint Vitality Drink

Could you use a shot of vitality in the mornings? Me too!

This four-ingredient drink is my secret weapon to energizing my body and mind at the crack of dawn (okay I don’t wake up that early, but you might!) and it’s my favorite way to use my garden mint.

Hey, Money Plant! What’s your story?

Did you know that the money tree is steeped in history, and is also tied to several Chinese and Taiwanese legends? Let’s take a look at its intriguing backstory, and discover what makes this plant so lucky.

How to Grow Jade Bonsai: From Cutting to Tree

If you’re interested in growing bonsai trees but worried you can’t maintain them or are not keen on dropping one-hundred-plus dollars on a mature tree… read on!

Indoor light for Houseplants: An Engineer’s Perspective

As an engineer, I love to measure things – and measuring light is my absolute favourite activity when it comes to houseplant care. It is the only way to truly know if your plant is working – as in, doing enough photosynthesis to stay alive.

Houseplants on a Budget

Are you broke as a joke or just can’t justify – to yourself or your partner – that you should buy more plants? Here are my top tips for acquiring plants, pots and soil for free or next-to-nothing.

Orchid Care Guide

Looking for the perfect gift? Get an orchid! Not only are they show-stoppers but they can rebloom over and over. Plus, we’ve got you covered with a care guide.

Tips for Healthy Houseplants This Winter

In winter, the sun is lower in the sky which means less light. Less light = less photosynthesis = less food produced = less energy. Set your plants up for success this winter with these tips.

Installing a Green Wall

Watch the video above to take a tour of a fully grown green wall and watch as Andy helps Jed install one in his new home.

Oxalis Triangularis: Care Guide

Oxalis Triangularis are delicate in appearance but surprisingly hardy and low-maintenance. Their purple leaves and pink flowers provide a lovely contrast to the greens in other plants.

Snake Plant

Top Five Undemanding Houseplants

Houseplants can be really hard to keep happy! We’ve compiled a list of five plants that are actually the most undemanding houseplants.

Andy's House Plant Rescue

What’s Up with my Peace Lily?

Peace lilies are generally easy to grow, low-maintenance and can tolerate low-light conditions but if you suspect your peace lily isn’t thriving, you’ve come to the right place.

Snake Plant Propagation

Snake Plant Propagation

I propagate the leaves of my snake plant in two different ways. I cut two leaves about six inches from the top and propagated one leaf in soil and the other in water.

Chantale’s House Plant Tour

Turtle Vine, Moringa Tree, Baby’s Tears, Rabbit’s Foot Fern… oh my! Join us as we tour around Chantale’s intriguing houseplant collection.

Soaking Your Houseplants

Common mistakes watering houseplants

“Water your plants once a week” is common advice that suggests that you need to stick to a regular schedule. But it doesn’t work like that. Why?

Acclimatizing Your Houseplants

Follow these quick steps to ensure that your new plant friend and your existing collection plant friends – stay happy and healthy.

Combining Spider Plants

Limited well-lit space for my plants is an issue in my urban apartment, so I combined my rapidly-growing spiderettes into one container as one plant to save on valuable sill space.

Growing Basil Indoors

Growing Basil Indoors

Whether you plan to grow basil from seed or from a seedling, follow these tips for indoor basil growing success.

3 Must Grow Succulents

Top Three Uniquely Textured Succulents

Funky looking succulents might be what your indoor houseplant collection is missing. These three succulents are low-maintenance and will add life into your interior space with ease.

full library

Plant Family

Do you treat your plants as one of the family? These adorable planters give a fun face to talk to while you take care of your family members. We like to name our plants, what do you call yours?

Greenhouse Envy

This greenhouse is the perfect spot to have a meal with your family! How are you incorporating your garden harvest into your holiday meals?

Seedlings

Bring the gardening fun inside! Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can start your vegetable garden early. Start an avocado seed and watch it grow from the warmth of your home.

Spidermites on Leaf

How I Deal with Houseplant Pests

It’s time to buckle up as I share with you how I’ve dealt with these pests as well as tips from other plant parents who have gone through the same pests problems: scales, mealybugs, gnats, aphids, spidermites and thrips.

How it began and how is it going?

Propagating our favorite plant brings so much joy especially when our new plant is thriving. This plant mom documented her Peperomia growth.

Monochromatic

These monochromatic shelves and planters cause these colors to pop! Do you match your planters or have a variation of different pots?

Swoosh

Combine your two favorite passions: sports and plants. This basketball planter is so unique and perfect for your man cave. We like seeing the different objects that can be turned into planters.

Pupperiffic Plants!

We’re not sure what we love more…Brenton’s dog here, or the delightful indoor jungle! Love seeing pets and plants living harmoniously!

Curious Kittens

Some of us have the fun or difficult challenge of raising our plant babies with curious fur babies. Cats are naturally curious but we can all learn to live symbiotically.