Good soil is essential for healthy plants. If your yard’s soil is less than perfect, you can improve it by digging in fresh materials to make up for what it lacks. But which materials should you add? This article describes seven of the most useful natural soil improvers.
African violets are houseplants with attractive leaves and flowers that are available in almost every color imaginable. This article provides detailed instructions for rooting a new African violet plant from a leaf in 10 simple steps.
Boston ferns are surprisingly easy to divide to produce more plants. We’ll show you step by step how to divide a Boston fern. You’ll enjoy having extra plants to share with plant-loving friends and family or maybe you’ll want to keep them for yourself, to create the relaxed atmosphere of a tropical forest throughout your home.
All garden plants, from sturdy shrubs to pretty container annuals need water, but the amount they need is different. Use one of these watering techniques, plus a little planning and a timer to ensure that your plants thrive without wasting water but still delivering the right amount to every plant. You’ll save time too!
Over time your soil can become depleted of certain nutrients and plants start to display signs of deficiency. Use our simple infographic to learn about five of the most common nutrient deficiencies and how to recognize them.
Take a minute and “refresh” yourself on one of the easiest-to-grow herbs – the mint plant! We cover all the basics of growing and harvesting mint and we’ll introduce you to 28 different varieties of mint. You’ll want to try them all!