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How to Make Money Selling Cuttings of Your Houseplants

The other day we talked about how a lot of the houseplants we buy in stores, and greenhouses and online aren’t quite as environmentally friendly as we might have thought. This is because most of these plants are grown in peat, which, it turns out, is a finite resource. (It does grow back, but at a rate of 1 mm…Read more...
Tags: Biology, Etsy, Environment, Plants, Lifehacks, Cutting, Human Interest, House Plants, Houseplant, Monstera, Salman Haqqi

How To Repot House Plants Like A Pro

If you want to repot house plants like a pro, this is the post for you! Replanting houseplants is one of the things that spring is associated with and an interesting way to spend a weekend. Let’s find out how replanting differs from repotting, how to choose the right pot, and what you need to know about drainage and soil for different plants. Determine If a Replant Is Needed  The traditional replant of houseplants is to carefully remove the old soil, spread the roots on a hill ...
Tags: Garden, Fashion, Gardening, Plants, Pot, Houseplants, Home Life, House Plant, Outdoor Garden, Garden Style, Replanting, Repotting, Repot House Plants

A Beginner's Guide to Propagating Plants

When you’re starting out with a garden, buying enough plants to cover the ground can seem really expensive. Instead, do what the pros do: Cut and plant stems and leaves, divide roots, and use ground layering to grow more of the plants you already have.Read more...
Tags: Google, Biology, Root, Environment, Plants, Layering, Cloning, Lifehacks, Cutting, Human Interest, Philodendron, Asexual Reproduction, Branches Of Biology, Plant Morphology, Hospitality Recreation, Plant Reproduction

We walked 6.6 miles in New Glarus Woods State Park today.

Brilliant green after yesterday's rain:  Does this fungus suggest the presence of sponge mushrooms nearby? Ramps:  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Plants, Mushrooms, Onions, Ann Althouse, New Glarus Woods State Park

Succulent smuggling: why are South Africa’s rare desert plants vanishing?

Unique species in ‘the world’s most biodiverse desert’ are at risk from a warming planet and the lucrative plant poaching tradeIn May 2020, 10mm of rain fell at Sendelingsdrif Rest Camp in South Africa’s most north-westerly corner. It may not have been good news for visitors to the Richtersveld’s national park, which straddles the border with Namibia, but the rain, including 200mm on the nearby mountains, was a welcome respite for the world heritage site’s flora and fauna. After nine years of al...
Tags: Climate Change, Africa, Environment, World news, South Africa, Wildlife, Conservation, National Parks, Plants, Namibia, Pearson, van Wyk, Richtersveld, Sendelingsdrif Rest Camp, Pieter van Wyk, Ais Richtersveld

Secrets of a tree whisperer: ‘They get along, they listen – they’re attuned’

Suzanne Simard revolutionised the way we think about plants and fungi with the discovery of the woodwide web. The ecologist’s new book shares the wisdom of a life of listening to the forestWhen Suzanne Simard made her extraordinary discovery – that trees could communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi – the scientific establishment underreacted. Even though her doctoral research was published in the Nature journal in 1997 – a coup for any scientist – the finding that trees...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Biology, Environment, Culture, Trees and forests, Plants, Fungi, University of British Columbia, Richard Powers, Peter Wohlleben, Suzanne Simard, Science and nature books, Merlin Sheldrake, Simard Continue

The strange, amazing stories behind six everyday plants

Did you know that tomatoes respond to a high C note? Or that the prickly pear made red fabric popular, and yams helped create the contraceptive pill? Often beautiful, sometimes deadly, but constantly ingenious, plants are the sources of life and delight, myth and mayhem.Their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. Some have a troubling past, while others have ignited human creativity or enabled whole civilisations to flourish. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Environment, Wildlife, Fruit, Plants, Insects

Good to Grow

Like painting or or singing, some people have an innate gift for gardening. Call it a natural talent that’s given at birth, I’ve seen sickly plants flourish under the right care. It seems even more magical to me, as someone who’s liable to turn that scenario on its head and drive supposedly indestructible vegetation right back into the ground. Described more favorably, you could say that I’m excellent at making compost. This is the year that I’m changing all that. It’s no secret that I haven’t h...
Tags: Food, Outdoors, Gardening, Diy, Vegetables, Plants, Baking, Herbs, Growing, Don, Epsom, Sprouts, Planta, General Craftiness

How to Choose a Better Munchie

Every enjoyer of THC is familiar with a little phenomenon known as “the munchies,” and a real bad case of them can leave you cramming in snack after snack, never feeling fully satisfied by the various flavors that are gracing your palate. I haven’t found a one-snack solution to the munchies, but I have found that…Read more...
Tags: Plants, Lifehacks, Snack, Human Interest, Kumquat, Munchies, Organisms, Hospitality Recreation

How to Pick Plants That Will Grow Well Under Trees

There’s something fairytale-like about the ground surrounding trees being covered in a carpet of flowers or other foliage. Even if it is deliberately planted and cultivated, it somehow can still look so natural—as if you’ve stumbled into a part of a forest no one has seen before.Read more...
Tags: Shade, Environment, Plants, Lifehacks, Tree, Fern, Human Interest, Forest Ecology, Hosta, Plant Morphology, Perennial Plant, Holly Crossley, Asplenium Scolopendrium, Plant Life Form

Dreams dreamed, now the trick is to make it all happen — black nebula carrots and all.

FROM THE EMAIL: Sarah from VA writes: Is it OK to try and do a cafe-type post via e-mail? Well, I'm going to try! I'm excited for your garden! I'm weirdly interested in the fact that you're planting wheat and barley. Are they going to be primarily ornamental grasses or are you actually planning on harvesting? Does Meade have grand plans for baking a loaf of bread Little-Red-Hen-style?  I spent hours and hours this week putting in some raised beds in our yard. You'd think my kids had no toy...
Tags: Photography, Law, Plants, Va, Sarah, Meade, Ann Althouse, Sarah from VA

By the pricking of my thumbs, Solanum lycopersicum this way comes

The garden is enjoying the high 60s to mid-70s we're experiencing in Southern California, and my tomatoes have taken off. My dog Pretzel knows she'll soon be unable to see over the growing vines, and is disappointed these tomatoes aren't tasty treats to her like the strawberries. — Read the rest
Tags: Garden, Post, News, Plants, Spring, Just Look At It, Southern California

How to use an Instant Pot to germinate garden seeds

If you're temporarily tried of making meals in your multicooker, you can use it to create a self-contained greenhouse-like environment to germinate seeds for your garden. Along with the Instant Pot and seeds, you'll need a plastic Ziploc bag, paper towel, sharpie, strainer, potting containers, soil, and a pie plate/casserole dish and lid (optional). — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Gardening, News, Plants, Instant Pot

Bloomscape’s Justin Mast explains how he built a thriving garden startup in Detroit

Justin Mast has a simple reason for starting his plant retail startup Bloomscape in Detroit. “This is home,” he told me. “This is where I have a really strong network and I knew I’d be able to find a lot of support.” Mast didn’t grow up in Detroit proper, but he’s from Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second largest city. He recalled a weekend in Detroit after finishing graduate school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, when he was “totally blown away” by the city’s energy. And when it came t...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Tech, Chicago, United States, Netherlands, Plants, Michigan, Seattle, Detroit, Revolution Ventures, Seventh Generation, Cto, Pittsburgh, University Of Michigan

How to Make a DIY Concrete and Wood Planter

Spring is in the air and so are spring crafts. Flowers are blooming and everyone is gardening, making planters with the kids, and refreshing their homes with spring decor. This DIY Concrete and Wood Planter is perfect for your front porch or back patio. Make a DIY Concrete and Wood Planter In full disclosure, this planter was a little trial and a whole lot of error before we got it right. In saying that, the first step-by-step photographs are taken from the first planter we tried. When the co...
Tags: Crafts, Slideshow, Plants, Diy Projects, MDF, Sakrete, Wood Planter, Diy Home Project, Diy Planter, Diy Cement Planter, Diy Concrete Planter

How to Pick a Houseplant That Will Survive in Your Kitchen

If your living spaces are already full of plants, you may be looking at adding some greenery to other rooms in your home—including the kitchen. And, like any other room in your home, your kitchen has its own microclimate, thanks to the amount of sunlight it gets, the access to fresh air, humidity levels, and the…Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Plants, Lifehacks, Sears, Interior Design, Snake, Human Interest, Organisms, Houseplant, Branches Of Biology, Plant Morphology, Hospitality Recreation, Succulent Plant, Cori Sears

Why You Shouldn't Mow a Wet Lawn

While living somewhere with enough grass to be considered a “lawn” has its benefits, it also means having to mow the lawn. Considering that it’s hard enough to get your indoor chores done, finding the time to cut your grass can be tricky. And sometimes, your window of opportunity to mow the lawn just happens to be…Read more...
Tags: Tools, Technology, Plants, Lifehacks, Bob Vila, Mower, Lawn Care, Lawn, Lawn Mower, Grasslands, Gardening Tools, Agricultural Machinery, Cutting Tools, Poaceae

The rice of the sea: how a tiny grain could change the way humanity eats

Ángel León made his name serving innovative seafood. But then he discovered something in the seagrass that could transform our understanding of the sea itself – as a vast gardenGrowing up in southern Spain, Ángel León paid little attention to the meadows of seagrass that fringed the turquoise waters near his home, their slender blades grazing him as he swam in the Bay of Cádiz.It was only decades later – as he was fast becoming known as one of the country’s most innovative chefs – that he notice...
Tags: Food, Europe, Science, Climate Change, Restaurants, Environment, Spain, World news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Oceans, Agriculture, Plants, Rice, Angel Leon, Spain Ángel León

Actually, You Don't Have to Peel Kiwis

There are fruits that you must peel before biting into, like pineapples, almost all citrus fruits, and bananas (especially if you have latex allergy). There are fruits that are almost never peeled, like grapes and cherries; and fruits where peeling is a sort of dealer’s choice, like apples, pears, and peaches. Until…Read more...
Tags: Birds, Fruit, Plants, Lifehacks, Peel, Kiwi, Peach, Fruit Trees, New Zealand slang, Flightless Birds, Hospitality Recreation, Ornamental Trees, Unpeeled, Ratites, Peel Kiwis

This is what it's like to order from Floracracy, a flower delivery service that makes custom arrangements you help design.

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. is a relatively new flower delivery service and offers custom arrangements you design yourself. It makes some of the most beautiful arrangements I've ever seen, and the flowers lasted for weeks. It took home the title of "best for custom arrangements" in our guide to the best flower delivery services. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Personalized Flower Arrangements (small) There are times when it'...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Home Decor, Trends, Plants, Flowers, Decor, Floracracy, Product Card, Home (Reviews, IP Reviews, Lauren Savoie, Insider Reviews 2021, Spring Forward 2021

This is what it's like to order from Floracracy, a flower delivery startup that makes custom arrangements you help design

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. is a relatively new flower delivery service and offers custom arrangements you design yourself. It makes some of the most beautiful arrangements I've ever seen, and the flowers lasted for weeks. It took home the title of "best for custom arrangements" in our guide to the best flower delivery services. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Personalized Flower Arrangements (small) There are times when it'...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Home Decor, Trends, Plants, Flowers, Decor, Floracracy, Product Card, Home (Reviews, IP Reviews, Lauren Savoie, Insider Reviews 2021, Spring Forward 2021

How to Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes in the Microwave

Mashed potatoes are as involved as you want them to be. Want to peel them? Great. Want to rice them? Also great. Not doing those things? You guessed it—still great. I don’t think I’ve ever made the same bowl of mashed potatoes twice. From cooking methods, to add-ins, to the potatoes themselves, there are simply too…Read more...
Tags: Plants, Food And Drink, Mashed Potatoes, Lifehacks, Potato, Solanum, Tubers, Staple Foods, Irish Cuisine, British Cuisine, Plant Morphology, Hospitality Recreation, Mashed Carrots

How to Grow Ginger at Home

Ginger is one of those ingredients that you don’t have to worry about buying too much of when it’s required for a recipe. With so many uses—including ginger syrup, flavored oil, salad dressing and tea, to name but a few—leftovers are always welcome.Read more...
Tags: Environment, Plants, Botany, Lifehacks, Spices, Ginger, Mulch, Rhizome, Branches Of Biology, Hospitality Recreation, Zingiber, Savannah Sher

Easter Rose -- Happy Easter

Easter Basket Rose (Rosa 'Meipoten') A lovely rose for Easter ... Easter Basket from Star Roses. This floribunda was hybridized by Meilland in 2007, and it's a continuous bloomer. The semi-double ruffled flowers are yellow, edged with pink, giving them a very old fashioned look, but they only have a... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Holidays, Plants, Roses, Landscape Design, Jane Berger, Star Roses, Meilland, Easter Easter Basket

‘It's helped lessen the feeling of doom’: readers' photos of their local wildlife

UK and European readers share their sightings of local wildlife from recent weeksYou can send in your recent wildlife photos You can see our previous selection of photos hereLiving with the coronavirus pandemic has meant many of us can’t travel far, with one benefit being more time to take notice of the natural world closer to home. From shield bugs in Stroud to larch flowers in Oxfordshire, UK and European readers have been sharing pictures and stories of their local flora and fauna. Continue ...
Tags: UK, Animals, Environment, Wildlife, Plants, Insects, Reptiles, Mammals, Wild Flowers, Oxfordshire UK

Japan Hasn't Seen Cherry Blossoms This Early in 1,200 Years

So gorgeous! So depressing! The cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan hit their peak bloom last week—the earliest date recorded in official records and, some say, the earliest date of bloom for the trees in more than 1,200 years. And climate change definitely has a hand in the trees’ early beauty show.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Environment, Trees, Plants, Spring, Blossom, Japanese culture, Cherry Blossom, Kyoto Japan, Hanami, Yasuyuki Aono, Prunus, Shunji Anbe, Flora Of Japan

Climate crisis 'likely cause' of early cherry blossom in Japan

Peak bloom reached on 26 March in Kyoto and experts say impact of global warming is to blameJapan’s famous cherry blossoms have reached their flowery peak in many places earlier this year than at any time since formal records began nearly 70 years ago, with experts saying the climate crisis is the likely cause.Referred to in Japan as sakura, the blossoms used to reach their peak in April, coinciding with the start of the new school and business year. Yet the blooms have been creeping earlier, an...
Tags: Japan, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Trees and forests, Plants, Kyoto, Wild Flowers

Mysterious Bald Eagle Killer Finally Identified

In a new study out Thursday, scientists say they’ve solved the mystery of a neurological disease that’s been killing bald eagles and other birds in the U.S. for over 25 years. The disease appears to be caused by a toxin produced by a species of blue-green algae that grows on an invasive plant—a toxin that may be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Plants, Invasive Species, Algae, AVM, Cyanobacteria, Organisms, Toxin, A Hydrillicola, Hydrilla, Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy

Freeze Your Ginger for Easier Grating

I consume a lot of ginger, which means I buy a lot of ginger, which sometimes translates to not using all of the ginger before it starts to shrivel up. I have dried-up ginger mitigation strategies but, after a recent overly enthusiastic ginger purchase, I tossed about six large roots in the freezer to keep them a…Read more...
Tags: Cooking, Plants, Lifehacks, Grater, Ginger, Hospitality Recreation, Microplane

How to Save Money on Plants by Stealing Cuttings

If you’d like to fill your home with beautiful plants, you can buy them, like a sucker. Or you can remove a leaf or two from a plant you come across somewhere—a leaf or two that won’t be missed—and coax it to grow into a full plant of your own.Read more...
Tags: Root, Plants, Cloning, Lifehacks, Cutting, Human Interest, House Plants, Organisms, Tom Christopher, Asexual Reproduction, Branches Of Biology, Plant Reproduction, Marty Asher, Succulent Plant