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How to Make a Holiday Wreath Using Plants in Your Yard

You may have a garden full of inspiration waiting for you this holiday season. Here's how to create a holiday wreath, actually 4 different ones, using plants in your yard.

Written By: Emily Folk The fall season brings the beautiful fiery colors of red, gold and brown. As fall turns to winter, decorations incorporate reds, greens, blues, silvers, and whites. However, the purchase of plastic decorations and their reuse every year gets old. Besides, you have a garden of inspiration waiting for you in your… Read more

How to Grow Christmas Cactus (Thanksgiving, Holiday): A Long Lasting Succulent Houseplant

Christmas Cactus (aka Holiday & Thanksgiving Cactus) is a very popular blooming plant for the holidays. It's a long lasting, easy care houseplant you can have for years. Here's how to grow Christmas Cactus during it's blooming period & after. Plus, find out how to get yours to flower again.

Do you want a really cool blooming plant for the holiday season? Well look no further. Christmas Cactus, aka Holiday Cactus, is the one for you. Here’s how to grow Christmas Cactus during it’s blooming period and after. It’s a long lasting houseplant which I happen to find very attractive. First off, let’s get a… Read more

A Popular Succulent Houseplant: Caring For Flowering Kalanchoes

Kalanchoes are popular succulent houseplants with colorful, long lasting blooms. Here's how to care for flowering kalanchoes, keep them going for the long haul & get them to bloom again.

If you want a succulent houseplant that blooms, well then, let me introduce you to the Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. Perhaps you’ve seen one but never brought it home. I want to encourage you to do that because they’re easy to grow and are in bloom for quite a long time. Caring for flowering kalanchoes is no… Read more

A Touch Of Elegance: White Blooming Plants For Christmas

Add a touch of elegance to your home this Christmas with any of these 8 white blooming plant choices. You'll find care tips to keep them looking good. The video at the end gives you an idea of how to dress up a single blooming plant & turn it into a table decoration.

The holidays call for decorations to fill us with cheer and festivity during this season. Is there a better way to add beauty to your home other than with flowers?  We think not! There are lots of flowering plants in all colors which are available during the holidays. Today we’ll focus on white blooming plants… Read more

Planting & Watering Succulents In Pots Without Drain Holes

Have you ever found a pot you love that you want to plant your favorite succulent in but it doesn't have a drain hole? See how to plant & water succulents in pots with no drain holes. Here's what you need to know along with the materials used.

I’ve done many posts on succulents and there’s one thing I always say: don’t keep them wet. A couple of ways to keep them from rotting is to make sure the mix drains well and the water all runs out. But what happens if you have a pot with no hole in the bottom? This… Read more