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Is the Aerogarden Bounty Worth It? An Aerogarden Review

Is the Aerogarden Bounty Worth It? An Aerogarden Review

Help us grow! This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Urban gardening is on the rise and I'm perched on the front seat of that bandwagon! I've always dreamed of having fresh herbs at my fingertips year-round and I'm tired of high grocery store prices. I remember my mother's extensive herb garden,...

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How to Start an Indoor Herb Garden

How to Start an Indoor Herb Garden

Help us grow! This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Growing fresh herbs from your indoor herb garden is a great way to exercise a budding green thumb while cutting down on trips to the grocery store. Homegrown herbs are easy for new gardeners and allow you the added benefit of tasting the work...

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Say It With A Plant: 14 Valentine Gift Ideas For The Plant Lover

Say It With A Plant: 14 Valentine Gift Ideas For The Plant Lover

Help us grow! This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Let’s face it, a dozen dying flowers and a box of questionably filled chocolates has been done. Like everything else, Valentine’s day gift giving must evolve. If your Valentine has a special love for growing things, or if you truly want to...

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String of Turtles: A Peperomia Prostrata Guide for Beginners

String of Turtles: A Peperomia Prostrata Guide for Beginners

Help us grow! This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. The String of Turtles (Peperomia Prostrata) is a beautiful vining plant with succulent leaves. Its round, dark green foliage marked with white veins creates a pattern reminiscent of a turtle shell–– the reason for its charming name. This...

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19 Tips For Split-Leaf Philodendron Growing Success

19 Tips For Split-Leaf Philodendron Growing Success

Help us grow! This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. The split-leaf philodendron is one of the most talked-about houseplants of 2021. But there’s a problem. Most people referring to this plant are actually talking about the Monstera Deliciosa, a completely different plant and not a philodendron....

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11 Tips For Correctly Identifying Houseplants

11 Tips For Correctly Identifying Houseplants

To the untrained eye, identifying houseplants can be a challenge. It could be a pothos, but it also looks a lot like a philodendron. Or is that a monstera? And what exactly classifies a plant as a succulent anyway? In this guide, we're going to first provide some common tips for plant identification, then provide descriptions for hundreds of popular houseplants. The hope is that, when finished,...

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The Difference Between Garden Soil, Potting Soil, and Potting Mix

The Difference Between Garden Soil, Potting Soil, and Potting Mix

Most people refer to these three mediums interchangeably. At least, I did. I refused to believe that any ol' plant could not grow in any ol' soil. I mean... plants grow in dirt... right? Well, we all start somewhere with our plant growing expertise. Turns out, there is more to it than I thought. Garden soil, Potting Soil, and Potting Mix have very different ingredients and your plants will...

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11 Tips For Correctly Identifying Houseplants

11 Tips For Correctly Identifying Houseplants

To the untrained eye, identifying houseplants can be a challenge. It could be a pothos, but it also looks a lot like a philodendron. Or is that a monstera? And what exactly classifies a plant as a succulent anyway? In this guide, we're going to first provide some common tips for plant identification, then provide descriptions for hundreds of popular houseplants. The hope is that, when finished,...

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The Difference Between Garden Soil, Potting Soil, and Potting Mix

The Difference Between Garden Soil, Potting Soil, and Potting Mix

Most people refer to these three mediums interchangeably. At least, I did. I refused to believe that any ol' plant could not grow in any ol' soil. I mean... plants grow in dirt... right? Well, we all start somewhere with our plant growing expertise. Turns out, there is more to it than I thought. Garden soil, Potting Soil, and Potting Mix have very different ingredients and your plants will...

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Philodendron Gloriosum: The Complete Growers Guide

Philodendron Gloriosum: The Complete Growers Guide

The Philodendron Gloriosum is among the most beautiful of houseplants. It’s part of the Araceae family of tropical plants, which are commonly referred to as aroids. These green growers are known for their dark green, large blooming leaves, and a partially enclosed cylindrical center stem when flowering. Philodendrons are important to rainforest ecosystems, but for our purposes, they are also...

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Successfully Growing Begonia Maculata – Polka Dot Begonia

Successfully Growing Begonia Maculata – Polka Dot Begonia

Help us grow! This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something recommended. The Begonia Macalata is a photogenic houseplant that will give any home a pop of color. Commonly called the Polka Dot Begonia, this beauty is a bit challenging to grow - but boy oh boy, is it worth it. The small white dots on the green leaves create this...

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