Potting Soil

Help Your Container Plants Beat the Heat | Gardening Tips and How-To Garden Guides

Once we reach midsummer, your container plants – the ones that were so lush and colorful in May and early June – may not look quite as spiffy anymore. Until they found a home on your deck or patio, these plants were likely coddled in a greenhouse under ideal conditions. But weeks later life outdoors …

Help Your Container Plants Beat the Heat | Gardening Tips and How-To Garden Guides Read More »

How to Transition Your Plants Indoors for Winter

Photo: New Africa (Shutterstock) Houseplants can be finicky. That’s because when they’re growing in a pot, they don’t get the same interaction with other species or the same type of soil as outdoor plants. Try as we might, we just can’t quite mimic the environment plants have outside. But there are some things we can …

How to Transition Your Plants Indoors for Winter Read More »

You Should Be Dunking Your Plants

Photo: Marina Rich (Shutterstock) Most potted plants—whether they live indoors or outdoors—require some level of maintenance. Even succulents, air plants, and others you can essentially neglect for long periods of time, need to be watered occasionally. Plus, over time, dirt, dust, and other debris may end up settling on (and under) the leaves. To handle …

You Should Be Dunking Your Plants Read More »

The first tease of gardening is our official return to spring

No matter the weather, the calendar says we’re on the doorstep of spring’s arrival. Warmer temperatures are ahead — and so is the gardening season. If you’re new to getting your knees dirty, or just need some reminders of how to succeed out there, here’s our pre-start primer: 1. Where is the sun? Where does …

The first tease of gardening is our official return to spring Read More »

These six things will help you grow your best container garden

It is, thankfully, planting time. The sun is getting stronger and the days are longer. You feel the urge to get outside and grow something. But what? And where? If your space is limited or you just want to enhance an intimate outdoor space, chances are that a container full of soil will fit the …

These six things will help you grow your best container garden Read More »

Use these 7 top tips for your container garden this season

We’re at the starting line for garden planting, and container gardens are right up there at the front of the pack. Some folks have braved our anything-goes spring weather, and already have their pots and planters filled with greenery and flowers. Condo and house residents alike are creating color and growing food along walkways and …

Use these 7 top tips for your container garden this season Read More »