Amber Guetebier

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amber Guetebier is a freelance writer, editor, and gardener with a penchant for unusual plants and ethnobotany, which she writes about at Rotten Botany. She has written hundreds of articles for such sites as Red Tricycle; Angi.com (HomeAdvisor); Cubby (Apartment Therapy); Motherly; ParentMap; and The Bold Italic. As a California transplant in a Minnesota world, she has learned the hard way how to keep her houseplants alive when the temperatures drop below zero and just how important mulching really is. Keep up with her at writhingink.com.

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NOVEMBER 29, 2022 | TUESDAY
How to Grow Calibrachoa

There’s no such thing as the perfect plant, but calibrachoa (aka million bells) might be one of the closest things to it. A hardy, showy, and delightfully low-maintenance plant, calibrach...

NOVEMBER 28, 2022 | MONDAY
14 Houseplants That Grow in Water, So You Can Ditch the Dirt

When it comes to living the life aquatic, houseplants may not come to mind, but there are plenty of indoor plants that grow in water—no dirt required. In fact, as long as you follow a few...

NOVEMBER 22, 2022 | TUESDAY
Solved! Can You Reuse Potting Soil?

Q: I have a few planters that still have potting soil from last year. Can you reuse potting soil? Does potting soil go bad, or can I use what I already have for potting plants this season...

NOVEMBER 8, 2022 | TUESDAY
This Guide to Thanksgiving Cactus Care Will Liven Up Your Tablescapes Year After Year

Alongside garden mums and poinsettias, the Thanksgiving cactus starts to make its appearance in flower shops and plant nurseries just as fall weather begins to settle in. For many, this s...

OCTOBER 28, 2022 | FRIDAY
The Best Lawn Care Scheduling Software of 2022

Owning a lawn care service can be rewarding, especially because so much of the business takes place in the fresh air. But whether a business is offering a stand-alone lawn-mowing service ...

OCTOBER 11, 2022 | TUESDAY
Follow This Guide to Ivy Plant Care to Grow Colorful, Contained Vines Indoors

From Greek myths to English ballads, the ivy plant has long held a prominent place in popular culture. Like the beautiful golden pothos plant, English ivy has grown even more popular in r...

OCTOBER 6, 2022 | THURSDAY
10 Variegated Houseplants That Pack the Most Visual Interest

Cultivating houseplants can be a rewarding hobby. Plants have proven health benefits, including air purification, stress relief, and even aiding with sleep. However, for plant lovers who ...

SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
12 Snake-Repellent Plants That Can Help Pest-Proof Your Garden

For anyone who's ever spotted a snake or snake nests in their yard, the feeling can be a bit unnerving. Though snakes in the garden hunt rodents and other pests that can damage plants or ...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Online Landscape Design Courses of 2022

For those who love working with plants but want to take their skills to the next level, an online landscape design course may be just what they need. Landscape design schools online allow...

AUGUST 29, 2022 | MONDAY
How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

For gardeners who are looking to grow their own food, sweet potatoes can be a satisfying crop. They look pretty in the garden bed and, if stored correctly, can keep for up to a year. Beca...