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A Gardener’s Guide to What to Plant (and Harvest) this Fall

A Guide to What to Plant in the Fall

Spring gets all the new garden love, but Fall means new planting opportunities. The season brings forth perfect cultivation opportunities, especially for vegetables and all those early bloomers we appreciate come March. If you have the harvest season’s garden on your mind (and you should!), you’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up all the …

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Gardenia Guide: How to Care for Gardenia Plants

outdoor gardenia in garden blooming double petal

Your garden needs some gardenias. These brilliant white blossoms look absolutely gorgeous in contrast with the dark green leaves that frame them. The scent they emit is heavenly, making those who smell it feel immediately more relaxed. The only problem with these flowers is that if you don’t know how to care for them they can be …

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String of Pearls Guide: How to Care for a Curio Rowleyanus Succulent

indoor string of pearls succulent senecio variety

The string of pearls (Curio rowleyanus) is an elegant, delicate-looking plant that seems more like a seaweed than a succulent. But this West Africa native is a member of the Aster family, and its increasing popularity is well deserved; few houseplants have such unique forms or growth habits, and next to none look as good …

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Dracaena Guide: How to Care for a Dragon Tree Indoors

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Dracaena plants have a fascinating history! The plants today are mostly used to decorate the interiors of homes, but their blood-red resin was used centuries ago in toothpaste, dyes, and medicine.Aside from being mood-inflating, air-purifying wonders, dracaenas of every variety also just look really cool. Here we’ve gathered all the info you need to grow …

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Peperomia Guide: How to Care for a Peperomia Plant

peperomia varieties of houseplants

If you’re looking for a fun, easy-care, interesting new houseplant, give peperomia a try. We’ve rounded up everything you need to know to grow a thriving, perky peperomia, including water, light and fertilizer needs, how to propagate your peperomia, and repotting, pruning, and pest-control tips and tricks. Peperomia Details Peperomia spp. AKA Pepper elder, shining …

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Staghorn Fern Guide: How to Care for a Platycerium Plant

mounted staghorn fern indoors with cat

Few houseplants are as interesting or genuinely easy to care for as the staghorn fern. This unique houseplant is both art and greenery, thanks to its flexible care requirements. Whether you’re ready to get started or have a whole house full of thriving staghorn ferns, you’re in the right place. We’ve gathered up the best …

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Bird’s Nest Fern Guide: How to Care for an Asplenium Nidus Plant Indoors

bird nest nidus plant closeup of foliage and rosette potted indoor plant

We can’t all be born with green thumbs. Luckily, there are some plants out there that can tolerate even the unluckiest of plant parents. One great plant that doesn’t require a lot of attention is the bird’s nest fern. This gorgeous plant is known for its crinkly fronds that stretch outward and its ability to filter …

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Pothos Guide: How to Care for a Devil’s Ivy Plant

pothos easy care houseplant in diy hanging planter

A plant nicknamed the “Devil’s Ivy” may not seem like a fun one to have around the house, but trust me: with heart-shaped leaves, gorgeous trailing vines, and a resilience that makes it one of the easiest house plants to grow indoors, you will absolutely love your pothos. We’ve pulled together all the best info …

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Calathea Guide: How to Care for Your Calathea Plant

foliage of calathea house plant in pot indoors from above

The leaves of a calathea, with their intricate, bold patterns, are some of the most striking and beautiful in nature. And they’re more than just a pretty face; calatheas make absolutely wonderful house plants with their compact size, preference for indirect light, and indoor air purification… but they can be a little tricky to care …

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Anthurium Guide: How to Care for a Flamingo Flower

caring for a flamingo plant guide anthurium in yellow pot

It’s hard not to fall in love with anthurium. With its heart-shaped leaves and bright blooms, anthurium is beautiful in any setting. If you’re interested in growing a flamingo flower of your own, check out these care tips we’ve rounded up—everything from water and fertilizer to propagation and pest control. Anthurium Details Anthurium AKA painted …

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