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Yearly Archives: 2019

In-Depth Guide to Soil Amendments

Soil amendments, or soil conditioners, play an important role in the health and growth rate of plants. Before you can grow healthy plants, you need to have healthy soil underfoot. The type of soil amendments that may be needed will depend largely on the composition of the soil as it is now, the types of plants being grown, and the Read more

7 Easy Tabletop & Hanging Plants For Beginning Houseplant Gardeners

We all start somewhere no matter what we're doing or learning. Plants are my happy zone and they've been a part of my life since childhood. Maybe you're a beginning gardener and have no idea where are how to start.

I... Read more

How to Garden on a Budget

Around here, Nell and I enjoy gardening - both indoors and outdoors. We know that some of you would love to know how you can garden on a budget, so you can create a home garden of your own!

Last year, we did some research on the latest gardening trends, and we found something interesting. Gardening is becoming more and more popular among the millennial generation! So, I wrote an article... Read more

What Causes Christmas Cactus (Thanksgiving, Holiday) Leaves To Turn Orange?

Christmas Cactus are commonly sold at holiday time, but did you know they make long lasting houseplants? I find them extremely easy to grow both indoors and outdoors and mine always flower once a year usually twice.

They're fabulous as can Read more

How To Care For Bougainvillea In Winter

For an extravaganza of color 8 months out of year, I think it's hard to compete with bougainvillea. It stops blooming when the weather turns cool because it needs to rest before the show starts again. If you want your bougainvillea to thrive in the warmer seasons, there are a few things to know about bougainvillea winter care.

And no, the lead photo wasn't taken in the winter. Bougainvilleas... Read more

Winter Houseplant Care: Key Points for Keeping Your Indoor Plants Alive

When watering my houseplants the other day, I got to thinking about how I do it differently in the cooler, darker months. I was going to do a post and video solely on this subject but thought, why not cover the whole nine yards? Therefore, this post covers my 16 key tips for winter houseplant care.

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Nell’s Horticultural Adventures: A Love Affair With Houseplants

I was unsure what to title this; should it be "my journey with houseplants, my history with houseplants", "my background with houseplants"? I thought the title should be a bit more catchy, but none of those appealed to me. My love affair with houseplants started in my childhood (a long time ago!) so love affair it is.

After all, I write mostly how to's. But, this first post of the... Read more