How to make a mini succulent garden (with dad’s help!)
Five Green Spaces Not to Miss in NYC
Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the Big Apple or a frequent traveler, there’s no mistaking that NYC’s plant shops offer a little oasis of greenery to distract us from the concrete landscape.
Secrets of Plant Photography for Social Media
You don’t need expensive cameras and lighting equipment to take the perfect shot for Instagram. Here are six tips and tricks on how to get the most out or your smart phone camera when composing a great plant picture.
Top 10 Plant tips for Summer
If you’re reading this, you and your plants (I hope at least most of them) survived the worst of the winter, have thrived in the spring, and are ready for the most fabulous season of the year: SUMMER! (more…)
Should you mist your plants?
Dominik Šperka gets to the bottom of the controversy.
Most of the plants that we keep inside come from the areas that generally have higher humidity than our houses or apartments can provide. So naturally, it makes sense to mist the hell out of them, doesn’t it…? (more…)
When I first started my “planty” Instagram in March 2018, one of the most notable plants that I first fell in love with was the String of Hearts Ceropegia woodii or also called Rosary Vine or Chain of Hearts. (more…)
Plants make people happy: the evidence!
We are a society of optimizers.
We pay for doctors, therapists, nutritionists, and meditation teachers to improve our health and mental well-being. We work with life coaches, read self-help books, and watch educational videos on YouTube to maximize our productivity and unlock our creativity. We even do yoga with goats on our backs to relieve stress and put a smile on our face.
The search for a happier, healthier, more productive, better way of life is a never-ending quest, and we continually compartmentalize and outsource our well-being to experts who claim to have the answers. But no matter how many specialists we see, there is no magic pill that will make us healthier, improve our happiness, reduce our stress, and enhance our lives… but what about a plant? (more…)
A philodendron by any other name?
Since the rise in popularity of indoor plants, the indoor plant community has always assumed these two siblings were part of the well-populated Philodendron family, until now…
What was previously labeled a Philodendron has now been officially crowned Thaumatophyllum. Try saying that one three times in a row! Scientists researching the genetic makeup of these show-stealers are the ones responsible for the mix up in family dynamics.
But never fear! You don’t need a degree in genetics to know the basics. We’ve got you covered. (more…)
Are you a plant-killer? Does your green thumb look a little faded and off-color? You’re not alone!
Right plant, right place
Keeping plants alive in your home can seem difficult: plants get too much light or too little. They get too much water or too little. A plant can sometimes be too big or too small for the (s)pot it is occupying. Pets, children, and even guests can easily set back a plant’s health if they handle it too much. Basically, there can be a lot of challenges to keeping your plants happy and healthy, but you can make your gardening life a lot easier by simply choosing the right plant for each spot in your home. We refer to this as “right plant, right place.” (more…)