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Tips for Growing Succulents Indoors

In hot climates, succulents grow more easily than grass. In climates with colder winters, this can present quite an obstacle for those who love succulents. Succulents do need to go through a dormant period in order to thrive and grow … Continue reading

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July Was Hot, But Things Are Going to Get Hotter

Everybody noticed how hot July was. According to NASA, it was the hottest July ever recorded, going back as far as we’ve been recording temperatures and other weather data (about 200 years or so). Not only that, but this year … Continue reading

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Plants to Purify Your Home

You want your home to be a fulfilling, restful place. Some smartly-chosen greenery can not only provide a good feeling of relaxation but actually contribute to the health of your home through air purification. But which plants to choose? Here … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Reasons to Bring the Outdoors In at Home

One of my aunts – an avid animal rescuer, gardener, and entertainer – has always been good at offering heaps of sage advice. Some of it doesn’t always apply to my life, but one tip that has always stuck with … Continue reading

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Sprout Home in Brooklyn

What a treat it is to spend an afternoon perusing one of your favorite flower shops, nurseries or community gardens. These places are havens for likeminded urban gardeners, and are designed to help transform your own space into a wondrous … Continue reading

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The Book That Will Inspire Your Own Cocktail Garden

Bestselling author Amy Stewart is at it again. The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World’s Great Drinks, is her greatly anticipated sixth book, and another New York Times Bestseller. The book combines Stewart’s lifelong interests in both botany … Continue reading

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Keep Air Healthy by Growing Plants

Here’s one more reason to have indoor plants in your home: they are natural air cleaners. Living indoors, we often fall under the false presumption that we keep dirt out. That may be true in some respects, but the indoors … Continue reading

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A Short History of 4 Holiday Plants

There are certain plants that we associate with the holidays. But if you’re like most people, you might not know why these plants are associated with the holiday season. But symbolism usually comes with a story. Here are the very … Continue reading

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