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How To: Make Your Own Plant Food
If you want lush healthy houseplants and garden growth but aren’t thrilled about paying for costly commercial foods w...
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Bug Off: Your Guide to Dealing with Houseplant Pests
You've got a green thumb, huh? Well, that's a start. But it takes more than experience to prevent critters from infes...
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11 Reasons Your Houseplants Are Dying
Houseplants bring lush color and texture to the interior of your home—unless they’re yellowed, shriveled, or covered with fungus. Here are 11 reasons your housepl...
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12 Easy Herbs to Grow on Your Windowsill
Fresh herbs picked at their height of perfection and delivered straight to your cooking pot—think that’s a possibility only for those lucky enough to have outdoor...
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It's Not Me, It's You: The 10 Toughest Houseplants to Keep Alive
Are you a serial houseplant killer? If you've earned a reputation as a brown thumb, it might be your choice of houseplant that's to blame. While some plants are e...
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8 Plants Never to Grow Indoors
A healthy houseplant can bring vibrant color and fresh fragrance to any room. But some indoor greenery collects dust or releases pollen, both of which can trigger...
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Here’s What Your Favorite Houseplants Look Like in the Wild
Truth be told, all houseplants were wild at some point in time, until humans decided to bring them indoors to grow for food or medicinal purposes—and for their be...
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The Dos and Don'ts of Poinsettia Care
During the holidays, nothing rivals the floral festivity of the season’s favorite plant: the always colorful poinsett...
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7 Ways to Buy Yourself a Green Thumb for Under $40
Bad gardeners, take heart—there's yet hope for your houseplants. With the help of a few handy (and affordable) tools, you can keep your little garden in health an...
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The 9 Spookiest Houseplants on God's Green Earth
Looking to give your trick-or-treaters the fright of their lives this year? Put away your jack-o'-lanterns and set these scary houseplants on your Halloween porch...
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Genius! Hack a Bookcase for Healthier Houseplants
Millennia ago, Roman philosopher Marcus Cicero wrote, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you ne...
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10 Tiny Gardens You Can Grow on Your Windowsill
Starting your own garden doesn't have to be daunting. Start as small as you like with a windowsill garden. These space-saving planters are just right for a modest...
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The Best Plants for Every Room of the House
The right houseplant brings beauty and calm into a space and improves your home's air quality, but that's only the start of it. There are plenty of other good rea...
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9 Bright and Colorful Houseplants You Can't Kill
There are many benefits to decorating your home with bright and colorful potted plants, the most obvious being that they bring in the beauty of the outdoors even ...
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This Company Delivers Houseplants Straight to Your Door
When Eliza Banks lived in student housing as a freshman at NYU, the window in her room looked upon an all-too-familia...
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The 10 Best Plants for Your Bathroom
If replacing your tile or installing a new vanity lie outside your budget, you can afford one truly luxurious upgrade: transforming your bathroom into a tropical ...
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DIY Concrete Wall Planters
These concrete modular wall planters made by Ananda at A Piece of Rainbow are the perfect geometric accent for the mo...
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How to Help Your Houseplants Survive the Winter
Even though your plant resides in a pot indoors, it’s still keenly aware of the seasons. With shorter days, drier air, and cooler temperatures, winter is perhaps ...
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10 Forgiving Houseplants You Can Grow Anywhere
Even if you don’t have big windows with southern exposures, you can successfully keep greenery (and keep it alive) indoors. A wide variety of plants can grow and ...
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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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14 Plants Perfect for Hanging Baskets
No matter how small your garden, there's always room for hanging plants. Here are 14 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...