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Think big, plant small: 6 top tips on planting in your small space
1. Bring the outdoors in Why should fabulous foliage be the domain of the outdoors? If you don’t have a garden, or just want to jump on the indoor planting trend then bring your greenery inside and inject some horti-cool into your interior. Using beautiful pots and interesting plants... Read more
How to decorate with and style indoor plants
I am a self-confessed interior plant fiend. In fact, if I spy an interior space devoid of greenery, I feel as though it’s naked (my husband calls our own home ‘the jungle’). Foliage is like the lifeblood of a space – the living, breathing and oxygenated component that makes it feel alive... Read more
Gardening: 6 Tips to Growing Delicious Tomatoes
Store-bought tomatoes can’t hold a candle to those you grow in your own garden. Tomatoes that ripen fully on the vine before harvest are unparalleled in texture and flavor, so it is worth learning how to grow them yourself. Here are some expert tips for getting the best results.... Read more
Gardening: 4 tips for growing healthy roses
Select the rose that is right for your garden There are more than 2,000 varieties of roses — and new varieties are introduced every year. Different roses have specific needs and behavior. You might be tempted to select a rose solely based on its flower appearance, but a rose’s... Read more
Top 7 Gardening Mistakes Beginners Make and How to Avoid Them
1. Giving plants too little or too much light This is the number one gardening mistake many make during the start of their gardening journey. There are a couple of reasons why this happens; either people don’t know how much light a plant needs, or they simply don’t have... Read more
Top 10 vegetables to grow in your garden
1. Broccoli Broccoli is high in calcium, iron and magnesium, as well as vitamins A, B6 and C. In fact, one cup of raw broccoli florets provides 130 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement. How to grow broccoli Grow broccoli in containers: One broccoli plant per pot, pots... Read more
6 plants that repel unwanted insects
1. Basil Repels house flies and mosquitoes. Plant basil in containers by your house doors and in outdoor areas where you like to relax or entertain. Basil is delicious in salads, in many pork and chicken recipes and with a variety of soups. Basil also improves the flavors of certain... Read more
6 Indoor Garden Plant Ideas
1.Old Shoes: Re-using of old things isn’t something new these days. One of the best environmental solutions is creative recycling of shoes or ski boots with house plants or flowers. You can place small house plants or tiny bonsai plants in your sneakers. 2.Herbs: The other indoor gardening ideas... Read more
4 (or More) Ways You Can Reuse Food Packaging in Your Garden
Wow! What a group of concerned citizens, food warriors and green advocates we are, following links to learn not just how to deal with food packaging in a more ecologically responsible way but also how to do so in the garden, presumably growing our own food. Aren’t we all... Read more
5 Easy Flowers to Plant for Colorful Late Summer Blossoms
The heat of summer brings on beautiful flowers and blossoms for our eyes to feast on. However, by the end of the season most of these brilliant colors fade away as autumn begins to set in. Luckily, we’ve got a solution that will keep your flower beds vibrant as the... Read more