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Living in a city, your gardening options can be limited. So our interest was piqued when a friend shared a video from Plant Traps. In it, a woman hooks a minimalist wire contraption onto a metal railing to create a support for a potted plant. The mechanism was delightfully simple, removable—and it absolutely transformed the […]
Smart Buy: RailScapes Plant Clips for Small Space Gardening
Living in a city, your gardening options can be limited. So our interest was piqued when a friend shared a video from Plant Traps. In it, a woman hooks a minimalist wire contraption onto a metal railing to create a support for a potted plant. The mechanism was delightfully simple, removable—and it absolutely transformed the […]
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Gardenista
Ah, the perks of an indoor garden in winter: Fruit, flowers, fragrance, and…fungus gnats? If you are the parent of any indoor plant, the chances are good that you have already met fungus gnats. These small flies are non-buzzing and non-biting, but an annoyance in large numbers because they are attracted to moisture, even if […] Gnats, Gardenista, Fungi, Indoor Garden, Indoor Plants, Winter Garden, Window Sill, Houseplants, Flowers
Fungus Gnats: How I Got Rid of Them Permanently (and Organically)
Ah, the perks of an indoor garden in winter: Fruit, flowers, fragrance, and…fungus gnats? If you are the parent of any indoor plant, the chances are good that you have already met fungus gnats. These small flies are non-buzzing and non-biting, but an annoyance in large numbers because they are attracted to moisture, even if […]
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Gardenista
Hoya Heart, Hoya kerrii Who needs red roses for Valentine’s Day when there’s this sweetheart of a succulent that packs oodles of charm in a tiny package? While it’s true that nothing beats the smell of fresh roses, this heart-shaped plant wins when it comes to gifts that last. Please keep reading to learn more […] Growing Roses, Planting Roses, Gardening 101, Cacti, Beats, Red Roses
Gardening 101: Hoya Heart Plant
Hoya Heart, Hoya kerrii Who needs red roses for Valentine’s Day when there’s this sweetheart of a succulent that packs oodles of charm in a tiny package? While it’s true that nothing beats the smell of fresh roses, this heart-shaped plant wins when it comes to gifts that last. Please keep reading to learn more […]
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Gardenista
Houseplants have been having something of a renaissance in the last decade–and not just because so many people became plant parents during the early days of lockdown. Plant-filled interiors had already reached such a level of trendiness by early 2020 that the New York Times was reporting on the emerging career of a plant stylist. […] Pothos Plant, Dracaena, Pink Lemon Tree, Self Watering Pots, Fiddle Leaf Fig, Garden Tours, Large Plants, Ficus
Move Over, Monstera: 2024’s New Houseplant Trends
Houseplants have been having something of a renaissance in the last decade–and not just because so many people became plant parents during the early days of lockdown. Plant-filled interiors had already reached such a level of trendiness by early 2020 that the New York Times was reporting on the emerging career of a plant stylist. […]
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Gardenista
The new year brings clean slates, changing trends, fresh resolutions—and new houseplants. Remember that orchid a friend brought to your dinner party? Or the festive poinsettia you brought home? They’re still kicking around. After the holidays, when you’re putting away the decorations, you may be looking at those plants and asking yourself, “Now what?” Resist […] Christmas Plants, Christmas Home, Christmas Ideas, Seasonal Delights, Moth Orchid, Outdoor Hanging Lights, Sugar Flowers, Amaryllis
Extend the Holidays: How to Care for Poinsettias, Amaryllis, and Other Seasonal Houseplants
The new year brings clean slates, changing trends, fresh resolutions—and new houseplants. Remember that orchid a friend brought to your dinner party? Or the festive poinsettia you brought home? They’re still kicking around. After the holidays, when you’re putting away the decorations, you may be looking at those plants and asking yourself, “Now what?” Resist […]
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Gardenista
The first time we spotted an olla (pronounced oh-ya) watering vessel, we were immediately intrigued. An ancient method of irrigation, watering via an olla involves burying an unglazed clay vessel (the olla) in the earth in your garden and filling it with water. The water slowly seeps out of the porous clay into the surrounding […] Garden Plots, Garden Beds, Save Garden, Irrigation Methods, Seed Starting Soil, Taproot, Backyard Lighting, Pots
5 Reasons to Try Olla Watering Vessels (Plus, 6 to Buy)
The first time we spotted an olla (pronounced oh-ya) watering vessel, we were immediately intrigued. An ancient method of irrigation, watering via an olla involves burying an unglazed clay vessel (the olla) in the earth in your garden and filling it with water. The water slowly seeps out of the porous clay into the surrounding […]
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Gardenista
I always learn something when I visit with Marc Hachadourian, the director of glasshouse horticulture and senior curator of orchids at the famed New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) and author of Orchid Modern (Timber Press, 2019). After attending the spectacular Orchid Show this year, I was eager to find out a little more about the […] York, Gardening, Modern, Marc, Orchid, Orchids, Best, Species, Botanical
Ask the Expert: NYBG’s Marc Hachadourian on How to Be a Good Parent to Your Orchid
I always learn something when I visit with Marc Hachadourian, the director of glasshouse horticulture and senior curator of orchids at the famed New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) and author of Orchid Modern (Timber Press, 2019). After attending the spectacular Orchid Show this year, I was eager to find out a little more about the […]
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Gardenista
String of Watermelon, Senecio herreanus (Curio herreanus) I couldn’t believe it—another “string of ______ ” plant? I was already familiar with string of pearls, string of dolphins, string of turtles, string of bananas—but string of watermelons? Well, apparently this exists, and I discovered it at my local Sprig garden store where I go to search […] Schefflera, Peperomia, Gooseberry Plant, Watermelon Plant, Silver Bay, Zebra Plant, Garden Store
Gardening 101: String of Watermelon
String of Watermelon, Senecio herreanus (Curio herreanus) I couldn’t believe it—another “string of ______ ” plant? I was already familiar with string of pearls, string of dolphins, string of turtles, string of bananas—but string of watermelons? Well, apparently this exists, and I discovered it at my local Sprig garden store where I go to search […]
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Gardenista
I’m sorry. Really, I do love houseplants, but there is no hellebore way that I am going to shell out serious cash for one. I don’t really care if a Monstera is trending or popular or super rare. But, apparently, other people think differently and have way deeper pockets. So being a curious bird, I […] Potted Plants, Monstera Obliqua, Design 101, Unique Plants, Do Love, Planting Seeds
$38,000 for a Houseplant? Ridiculously Expensive Indoor Plants, Explained
I’m sorry. Really, I do love houseplants, but there is no hellebore way that I am going to shell out serious cash for one. I don’t really care if a Monstera is trending or popular or super rare. But, apparently, other people think differently and have way deeper pockets. So being a curious bird, I […]
Gardenista
Gardenista
Once upon a time (well, in 2017), I wrote a post about a trio of gingers I was growing at home: ginger, turmeric, and cardamom. At least, I thought it was cardamom. While I warned would-be home-growers of cardamom not to expect its famously aromatic seeds, because the plants rarely flowered in captivity, I extolled […] Grow Turmeric, Ginger Turmeric, Ginger Root, Fresh Ginger, Growing Ginger, Growing Herbs, Cardamom Plant, Flowers Wallpaper
The Great Cardamom Caper (Or How I Got Duped by an Impostor)
Once upon a time (well, in 2017), I wrote a post about a trio of gingers I was growing at home: ginger, turmeric, and cardamom. At least, I thought it was cardamom. While I warned would-be home-growers of cardamom not to expect its famously aromatic seeds, because the plants rarely flowered in captivity, I extolled […]
Gardenista
Gardenista
When Melissa Lowrie was young, she would accompany her mom on trips to the local nursery. It was there in the shop’s greenhouse that she discovered the sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica), whose leaves open in the sunlight and fold up when you touch them. She was instantly smitten. It ignited a love for houseplants that […] Sensitive Plant, Epipremnum Pinnatum, Plant Book, Longwood Gardens, Pruners, Macrame Plant Hangers, Public Garden
14 Questions with Melissa Lowrie, Author of ‘Terrain: The House Plant Book’
When Melissa Lowrie was young, she would accompany her mom on trips to the local nursery. It was there in the shop’s greenhouse that she discovered the sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica), whose leaves open in the sunlight and fold up when you touch them. She was instantly smitten. It ignited a love for houseplants that […]
Gardenista
Gardenista
As temperatures trend cooler, your warm weather plants’ outdoor vacation comes to an end. Time to bring them inside for the winter. This will not be an easy transition for them (or for you if you’re a summer person). Here’s how to make everything easier for everyone. This applies to both traditional house plants as […] Small Urban Garden, Small Balcony Garden, Small Balcony Design, Balcony Flowers, Balcony Plants, Small Balcony Decor, Small Patio, Backyard Garden, Balcony Gardening
Indoor Gardening 101: How to Overwinter Plants Inside
As temperatures trend cooler, your warm weather plants’ outdoor vacation comes to an end. Time to bring them inside for the winter. This will not be an easy transition for them (or for you if you’re a summer person). Here’s how to make everything easier for everyone. This applies to both traditional house plants as […]
Gardenista
Gardenista
We love a good multi-tasking tool, and an enamelware pitcher is a particularly great one. The vessel can be used as a water jug, a vase, a utensils holder—and a watering can for your houseplants. (It can even be repurposed as a toilet brush holder, but in that case, we recommend that it stick to […] Falcon Enamelware, Toilet Brush Holders, German Brands, Water Pitchers, Remodelista, Water Jug, Mackenzie Childs, Utensil Holder
10 Easy Pieces: Enamelware Pitchers for Watering Plants
We love a good multi-tasking tool, and an enamelware pitcher is a particularly great one. The vessel can be used as a water jug, a vase, a utensils holder—and a watering can for your houseplants. (It can even be repurposed as a toilet brush holder, but in that case, we recommend that it stick to […]
Gardenista
Gardenista
The sand ginger on my terrace begins to bloom in mid-August. Evenings are darker, crickets are louder, and the downhill summer feeling is of equal parts regret and relief. The upturned white flowers with their amethyst throats are like orchids poised on the wide green backdrop of the plant’s sculptural leaves. They are exquisite. I […] Herb Garden, Little Flowers, White Flowers, Herb Salad, Green Backdrops, Rhizome
Sand Ginger: An Unusual Herb to Grow and Eat at Home
The sand ginger on my terrace begins to bloom in mid-August. Evenings are darker, crickets are louder, and the downhill summer feeling is of equal parts regret and relief. The upturned white flowers with their amethyst throats are like orchids poised on the wide green backdrop of the plant’s sculptural leaves. They are exquisite. I […]
Gardenista
Gardenista
This is the story of a bay tree that asked to move back indoors. It’s usually the other way around. Anyone who has overwintered frost-tender plants knows that botanical cabin fever is real. Dry air, artificial heat, and a lack of sunlight take their toll. Scale insects attack. Spider mites arrive. And aphids? Where they […] Air Plants, Open Terrariums, Urban Heat Island, Laurus Nobilis, Scale Insects, Bay Tree, Dish Garden
The Indoor Bay Tree: Perfect Houseplant?
This is the story of a bay tree that asked to move back indoors. It’s usually the other way around. Anyone who has overwintered frost-tender plants knows that botanical cabin fever is real. Dry air, artificial heat, and a lack of sunlight take their toll. Scale insects attack. Spider mites arrive. And aphids? Where they […]
Gardenista
Gardenista
Houseplants can bring happiness, a sense of well-being, and visual appeal, but they can also bring complete confusion and frustration when they droop, frizzle, or even expire. This scenario is especially true if your plant parenting skills are not well-honed. That’s where learning from experts comes in, which is why I’ve asked Puneet Sabharwal, CEO […] Insecticidal Soap, Physical Properties, Liquid Fertilizer, Hard Water
Ask the Expert: Puneet Sabharwal on Troubleshooting the Top 5 Houseplant Issues
Houseplants can bring happiness, a sense of well-being, and visual appeal, but they can also bring complete confusion and frustration when they droop, frizzle, or even expire. This scenario is especially true if your plant parenting skills are not well-honed. That’s where learning from experts comes in, which is why I’ve asked Puneet Sabharwal, CEO […]
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Gardenista
Dog tail cactus: Selenicereus testudo Fine, I’ll admit it. As a dog-lover, most things with the word ‘dog’ in it will draw my attention. But this plant really does have more to it than just a canine reference. Dog tail cactus is strangely exotic-looking, with its long, tail-like cylindrical stems dotted with tiny spines that […] Cactus Types, Cactus And Succulents, Container Gardening, Medusa, Exotic House Plants, Rat Tail Cactus, Inside Plants
Gardening 101: Dog Tail Cactus
Dog tail cactus: Selenicereus testudo Fine, I’ll admit it. As a dog-lover, most things with the word ‘dog’ in it will draw my attention. But this plant really does have more to it than just a canine reference. Dog tail cactus is strangely exotic-looking, with its long, tail-like cylindrical stems dotted with tiny spines that […]
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Gardenista
Gardening 101: Ficus umbellata (The New ‘It’ Plant?)
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Many of us are trying to make smarter, more eco-friendly choices when it comes to our food, health, wealth, and the earth. It’s time to do the same on the houseplant front. But how do we make sure that our love for indoor plants is as positive for the earth as it is for us? […] Low Water Gardening, Backyard Design, Garden Design, Aloe Vera, Tiered Garden, Invasive Plants
A Greener Indoor Garden: 9 Best Practices for Sustainable Houseplants
Many of us are trying to make smarter, more eco-friendly choices when it comes to our food, health, wealth, and the earth. It’s time to do the same on the houseplant front. But how do we make sure that our love for indoor plants is as positive for the earth as it is for us? […]
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Gardenista
Umbrella tree fig, Ficus umbellata I’m sure every plant person has their opinion of what the ‘it’ indoor plant will be for 2022. In general, the winner is usually obscure, or rare and hard to find, or perhaps it’s a plant that fell out of fashion years ago but is making a comeback. Well, word […] Bonsai Garden, Garden Plants, Ficus Tree Indoor, Organic Liquid Fertilizer, Leaves Clean, Berry Garden, Umbrella Tree
Gardening 101: Ficus umbellata (The New ‘It’ Plant?)
Umbrella tree fig, Ficus umbellata I’m sure every plant person has their opinion of what the ‘it’ indoor plant will be for 2022. In general, the winner is usually obscure, or rare and hard to find, or perhaps it’s a plant that fell out of fashion years ago but is making a comeback. Well, word […]
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Gardenista
Gardening 101: Burro’s Tail Succulent
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Rabbit’s Foot Fern, Davallia fejeensis Wandering around my local nursery the other day, I spotted this mysterious looking creature. Instantly I had to pet its fuzzy feet and marvel at the way it scrambled over the pot’s edges, almost hugging it for dear life. I read the label: Rabbit’s Foot fern. While I always cringe […] Rabbit Foot Fern, Pot Image, Rabbits Foot, White Flower Farm, Fern Plant, Indoor Flowers
Gardening 101: Rabbit’s Foot Fern
Rabbit’s Foot Fern, Davallia fejeensis Wandering around my local nursery the other day, I spotted this mysterious looking creature. Instantly I had to pet its fuzzy feet and marvel at the way it scrambled over the pot’s edges, almost hugging it for dear life. I read the label: Rabbit’s Foot fern. While I always cringe […]
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Gardenista
Burro’s Tail, Sedum morganianum Honestly, burro’s tail (which also goes by the alias donkey’s tail) can be a tricky succulent plant to grow indoors. My experience with Sedum morganianum as a houseplant has been mixed: Although it belongs to the hardy sedum family, this plant is physically fragile and prone to drop its leaves. That said, if you’re […] Succulent Landscaping, Succulents Indoor, Planting Flowers, Succulent Ideas, Garden Gnomes
Gardening 101: Burro’s Tail Succulent
Burro’s Tail, Sedum morganianum Honestly, burro’s tail (which also goes by the alias donkey’s tail) can be a tricky succulent plant to grow indoors. My experience with Sedum morganianum as a houseplant has been mixed: Although it belongs to the hardy sedum family, this plant is physically fragile and prone to drop its leaves. That said, if you’re […]
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Gardenista
Hoya Shooting Star, Hoya multiflora When I was a kid, my parents used to drag me to nurseries where they would “dumpster dive” for discarded plants. Usually this happened after-hours, sometimes not, and either way the experience was mortifying. Years later, however, I found myself doing the same thing (but, of course, with permission from […] New Vines, Hoya Plants, Lower Lights
Gardening 101: Hoya Shooting Star
Hoya Shooting Star, Hoya multiflora When I was a kid, my parents used to drag me to nurseries where they would “dumpster dive” for discarded plants. Usually this happened after-hours, sometimes not, and either way the experience was mortifying. Years later, however, I found myself doing the same thing (but, of course, with permission from […]
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Gardenista
Gardening 101: Kalanchoes
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Kalanchoe, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana: “Flaming Katy” On a raw gray winter afternoon, I happened to walk by a small grocery shop in my Brooklyn neighborhood and was halted in my tracks by a group of succulents in radiant bloom, covered with tiny, star-shaped yellow, red, and orange flowers: kalanchoes. These floriferous beauties are just the thing to […] Miniature Greenhouse, Build A Greenhouse, Greenhouse Plants, Blooming Succulents, Types Of Succulents, Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana, Conservatory Design, Outdoor Gardens Design
Gardening 101: Kalanchoes
Kalanchoe, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana: “Flaming Katy” On a raw gray winter afternoon, I happened to walk by a small grocery shop in my Brooklyn neighborhood and was halted in my tracks by a group of succulents in radiant bloom, covered with tiny, star-shaped yellow, red, and orange flowers: kalanchoes. These floriferous beauties are just the thing to […]
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Gardenista
After growing up in Japan and relocating to London to study in 2004, botanical stylist Yasuyo Harvey moved to the suburbs before her son, Noah, started elementary school. Her family’s circa-1930s house in Worcester Park came with a neighborhood full of young children, easy access to “the best Korean restaurant in London”—and daily inspiration for […] Beautiful Interiors, Beautiful Homes, Worcester Park, London Stylist, 1930s House, Garden Visits
The Botanical Life: At Home with London Stylist Yasuyo Harvey
After growing up in Japan and relocating to London to study in 2004, botanical stylist Yasuyo Harvey moved to the suburbs before her son, Noah, started elementary school. Her family’s circa-1930s house in Worcester Park came with a neighborhood full of young children, easy access to “the best Korean restaurant in London”—and daily inspiration for […]
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Gardenista
Gardening 101: Staghorn Fern
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Winter Is Coming: How to Care for Houseplants When They Go Dormant
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