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Easy Grow House Plants

What is it that makes people want to bring the outside in? And could a house plant habit be useful for you? These questions may be on your mind when starting with house plants. In this post, you’re going to learn precisely why indoor planting is so widespread. This guide also includes lots of information …

Edible Flower Arrangements

Edible Flower Arrangements

It is no secret that flowers are incredibly versatile plants, and in this post, you are going to learn precisely how to create edible flower arrangements. Flowers are beautiful, can be used as ingredients in lotions and perfumes, work well in art, can be used for colours and pigments, and so much more. But did …

Cleaning Plant Leaves

Cleaning Plant Leaves

Outside, rain doesn’t just provide water to plants; it also washes off dust, fallen petals, pollen, dead insects and other detritus that can collect on the leaves of a plant. In doing so, it keeps the sunlight-absorption rates of the leaves as high as possible. When it comes to cleaning plant leaves indoors, that is …

Indoor Plants Healthy Living

Indoor Plants Healthy Living

Having a basic understanding of photosynthesis will lead to an appreciation of what plants need to grow and thrive. Having healthy indoor plants leads to a healthy living lifestyle. Photosynthesis In case school biology classes seem an awfully long time ago, these are the essential facts. Plants make their own food through a process called …

What Does Micro Climate Mean?

What Does Microclimate Mean?

Every room can accommodate at least one plant. House plants need not have the restriction of windowsills. They can be put on shelves, the floor, kitchen worktops, desks or side tables. Perhaps hung from the ceiling or staircases or fixed to the walls. Each room in the house will have its own micro climate. That …

Keep Plants Watered While Away

Ideally, a friend or neighbour can step in to water and feed your plants if necessary. It is perhaps a good idea to first offer them a run-through, or leave instructions by each pot. However, what if nobody is available to help? Various measures can be taken to care for the plants left behind when …

Diseased Plant

Indoor Plant Disease Identification

House plant diseases tend to be fungal rather than bacterial or viral. The most likely are here in this guide to indoor plant disease identification. If the symptoms don’t match, check the further resources section for where to find more information. A Healthy Environment As with preventing pests, infection is much less likely on healthy …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness with Plants

Mindfulness is the practice of training the mind to focus on being aware of one’s surroundings to quieten the rest of the chatter in the brain. It can be as simple as concentrating on breathing, but can also involve bringing attention to an object or repetitive activity. As plants and gardening are already well known …

Spring Bulbs

House Plant Pots

aWhen it comes to choosing the correct pot for your houseplant, there are a couple of basic things to consider. The container should be large enough to hold the plant, taking into account some growth. Otherwise, the plant can suffer from a restriction in its size. It may need repotting into a larger container at …

Salads and Hydroponics

How to Build a Hydroponic System at Home

Hydroponic systems are a way of growing plants without using soil or compost. They are becoming increasingly common in the agricultural industry and are used in the growing number of urban farms, but can also be incredibly useful for growing at home. What Does a Hydroponic System Look Like? In a hydroponic system, all the …