Tag: Houseplants

Thanksgiving Cactus

You will see poinsettias everywhere this time of year, and if you are tired of them you might want to try the easy-to-grow Thanksgiving cactus. You probably have heard them be called Christmas cacti. There are three species of similar tropical cacti. One blooms in the fall, one in the winter and one in the…


The Therapeutic Effects of Houseplants

Just after she had just had a baby, Jennifer Lauck received the gift of an orchid. She was secretly taken aback. “Look lady,” she wanted to tell her friend, “don’t give me an orchid right now.” As Lauck, a bestselling author based in Portland, Ore., described in “Show Me the Way,” her memoir about parenting,…


A Non-Expert’s Guide to Keeping Houseplants Alive

Big, leafy indoor plants have been all the rage and one of the most popular fads for the past few years. They’re obviously not a new thing, but it seems that every new home turns to these green beauties to decorate and fill each nook and cranny of space. But for me, indoor plants have…


Why Are My Plants Turning Yellow?

Are the leaves of one of your favorite plants turning yellow, but you can’t tell why? There are several possible causes for the discoloring of foliage. Here’s an infographic created by Safer Brand to help you figure out what might be happening to make your greenery go yellow, and how you can go about fixing it. The…


Received Potted Flowers as a Gift? Here’s How to Keep Them Alive

By now, you surely know that Valentine’s Day was last week. If you didn’t give flowers and you need to make up for it, you may want to give an entire plant. Or maybe you did get a plant and want to know how to keep it alive. Several potted flowering plants are commonly given…


10 Pet-Friendly Houseplants for Your Home

While houseplants have the ability to bring life to a room and purify the air while doing it, a drawback is that many houseplants are toxic to animals. Here are 10 plants that add beauty to your home without worry. First, keep in mind that while many plants are technically safe for cats and dogs,…


Why Houseplants Turn Brown and How to Stop It

Not only do houseplants bring warmth and a sense of calm to a home, but they’re also an inexpensive way to decorate. Keeping your beautiful houseplants looking healthy and green is the challenge. The most common question is: Why do the leaves turn brown? According to the Smart Garden Guide, there are many reasons why…


Edibles You Can Easily Add to Your Garden

When planning your garden, the major considerations include the following: location, space limitations, containers, and aesthetics. Now that people are finding ways to grow their own herbs and veggies, whether for health or personal reasons, usually that means more pots, more space needed, and more time spent tending the garden. Don’t compromise between flowers and…