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6 Secrets to a Successful Container Garden
When she’s not imparting advice in her role as an About.com guide, and on the days she takes off from photographing New England gardens (for a forthcoming book fr...
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How To: Repot a Plant
Even if you've never before tried to repot a plant, you can do it today without much trouble, probably in under 15 mi...
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INFOGRAPHIC: Best Houseplants for Indoor Air Quality
Leave it to the good folks at NASA. In 1989, as part of the agency's landmark Clean Air Study, researchers discovered...
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Bob Vila Radio: Ferns
Leafy, green, and graceful, ferns bring drama and texture to the garden. They are attractive in rock gardens and make...
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Bob Vila Radio: Indoor Herb Gardens
Fresh herbs add flavor, fragrance, and sophistication to your cooking—and they can’t get much fresher than those you ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Starting Vegetables from Seeds Indoors
Now that spring is here, many people’s thoughts turn to gardening, and to the joys of leafy salads and delicate sprin...
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Vegetables On Demand: How to Grow Edible Plants Indoors—Starting from Seeds!
Don't let a lack of fertile land prevent you from getting the fresh vegetables your body needs and deserves. By following a couple of vital guidelines, you can gr...
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15 Plants Perfect for Hanging Baskets
No matter how small your garden, there's always room for a hanging basket. Here are 10 plants that add color and interest to any porch, deck, balcony, or sunroom.
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11 Signs of an Unhappy Houseplant (and How You Can Help)
Who knew so much could go wrong with a houseplant? Here are 11 of the most common afflictions and their treatments so you can revive your friendly foliage in no t...
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Bob Vila Radio: Cleaning Plant Containers
If you’re like a lot of people, you have a stack of old pots in your garage or shed just waiting for the next time yo...
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10 Houseplants to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Improve your home’s indoor air quality—and your overall mood—with an easy-to-grow houseplant.
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Breathe Easier at Home with Indoor Plants
As winter draws to a close, things are getting a bit stuffy in our house. Like many energy-conscious consumers, we’ve...
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Add Flavor to Your Kitchen with a Winter Herb Garden
During the dull days of winter, I long to get out into the garden to harvest something for my dinner table. Having ha...
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Winter Care for Houseplants
Over the winter, when your outdoor garden has little to boast about, the greenery inside your home lifts spirits and ...
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How To: Make a Terrarium
Terrariums can be as basic or elaborate as you want. While those featuring sand and air plants (tillandsia) are popul...
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Air Plants: Growing Tillandsia
Air plants—or tillandsias—are one of my favorite indoor plants. I bought my first little pup about a year ago and sin...
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5 (Nearly) Kill-Proof Houseplants
These easy houseplants will enhance your decor and purify the air in your dwelling.
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5 (Nearly) Kill-Proof Houseplants
Bringing a plant into your home doesn’t just enhance your décor but it will actually help purify the air in your dwel...
What kid doesn't dream of living in a tree house? This clubhouse, built among the trees, complete with hammock, skylight,... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
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