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5 Ways to Create a Beautiful Outdoor Wall Garden

A unique, personalized, living wall adds so much interest and fun to any exterior design. Here are our favorite ways to create a living...

Growing a Potted Ruffled Palm Tree

The ruffled fan palm or Licuala grandis is a beautiful, unique palm with attractive ruffled leaves that add fashionable flair to any interior or...

Top Carnivorous Plants Anyone Can Grow

Carnivorous and plant aren’t exactly two words that go together, and you probably don’t often think of plants that "eat" bugs. However, this category...

What You Should Put on Your Greenhouse Floor

As you are planning for your greenhouse, don’t forget one of the most critical elements, the floor. What you might not know is that...

7 Ways to Preserve Food: Modern and Old

When you think of food preservation, the first thing that probably comes to mind is canning. What you might not know is that there...

How to Grow Horseradish: The Herb with a Spicy Punch

If you love spicy things, you have to love peppery tasting horseradish ( Amoracia rusticana). This hardy clumping perennial herb dates back over 3000...

Tips for Growing a Pinstripe Houseplant

Though not the most common houseplant, calathea ornata or the pinstripe plant is known for its striking leaves and intriguing visual appeal. Often considered...

Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know About Asparagus Ferns

Asparagus ferns are delicate and beautiful, often seen draping over the edges of hanging baskets or sitting high on a plant stand, assuming a...

7 Easy to Grow at Home Spices

Spices add flavor and zest to any meal. They are aromatic, delicious, and packed with health-promoting properties. They can also be kind of expensive...

Awesome Alternatives to Conventional Lawns

There is nothing quite like the perfect picture lush green lawn, right? Unfortunately, no matter how lovely lawns are, they are not particularly eco-friendly....