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10 Easy Care Houseplants For Low Light

Lower light conditions are common in many homes as well as offices. Here are 10 delightful, easy care houseplants for low light with longevity.

Let’s face it, not many of us live in glass houses with plentiful amounts of sun streaming in every day. You might live in a studio apartment with only a couple windows or in a house with a few darker rooms. Here are 10 easy care houseplants for low light. Although some of them would… Read more

15 Easy To Grow Houseplants: Favorites That Are In It For The Long Haul

Who has an hour a day to spend watering their plants? This list of 15 easy to grow houseplants will make life easier. We're sure you can find at least 1 to love.

With our crazy and busy lives, aren’t we always looking for short cuts and ways to create more free time? Who has an hour a day to take care of their indoor plants? I’ve compiled a list of 15 houseplants which are easy to maintain and not at all hard to grow. These green beauties… Read more

Teaching Children The Love of Gardening

If you love gardening, it's wonderful to encourage your children to get outside & get their hands dirty. This can create a lifetime of glorious family memories.

Written By: Gwen Lewis When I was a little girl, the extent of my gardening experience was being sent into the yard to trim the hedges and pull weeds when my sisters and I were arguing and driving our mother crazy. As I grew older, I was forbidden to get anywhere near the lawnmower due… Read more

Repotting Snake Plants: The Mix To Use & How To Do It

Snake Plants, aka Sansevierias or Mother In Law Tongues, are diehard houseplants. Here's the repotting of 2 Snake Plants. See the steps, the mix to use & find out when to do it.

Snake Plants are one of my very favorite houseplants. Their spiky, patterned foliage is so interesting to me plus you can ignore them and they’re happy as can be. I grow quite a few of them, both indoors and out, here at my home in the Arizona desert. It was time for repotting a few… Read more

Pruning A Star Jasmine Vine: When & How To Do It

My Star Jasmine was in need of a good shaping. This is all about pruning a Star Jasmine vine: find out when & how to do it.

I moved into a new home last year and inherited a tall and somewhat overgrown Star Jasmine. It didn’t look horrible but I just wanted to do a little neatening up. Late this past winter a profusion of sweetly scented flowers appeared for weeks so it was well worth saving. This is all about pruning… Read more