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Ask the Expert: 9 Tips to Grow Edible Microgreens

Sprouting on a countertop, microgreens are a sign of life when you’re desperate for something green. Elegant as garnishes, full of delicate flavors …

8 Houseplants that Can Survive Urban Apartments

Ever since a friend recommended that I start following The Sill, a Brooklyn-based plant company, on Instagram, I've been hooked. Besides knowing how …

Stop and Admire These Charming Succulent Birdcages — Then DIY Them!

If you've scrolled through Instagram any time over the past few years, chances are you've stumbled upon a photo of succulents (or probably like, 27 photos, to be more accurate). Since the picture-worthy plants arrived on the decor scene, they've shown no signs of slowing down their worldwide …

Everyone on Pinterest Is Obsessed With Indoor Vines

They instantly give your home a touch of enchantment.<p>Houseplants have the ability to help you relax, concentrate and destress after a long day — and that's just reserved for small varieties that sit in a pot on your table. Imagine how mood-altering adding a bunch of vine plants all over your house …

Plants

Best Houseplants: 9 Indoor Plants for Low Light

Indoor plants is an oxymoron. The most important thing to know about plants: they prefer to live outdoors. You will never see a botanical description …

Plants

How to grow houseplants from food scraps

Simple ways to get really unusual, beautiful houseplants for free. All you need is a little patience<p>Exotic houseplants are now well and truly back at the forefront of fashion<p>After a long hiatus since their 80s heyday, houseplants are now well and truly back at the forefront of horticultural …

Houseplants

10 Houseplants That Can Survive in Even the Darkest Corner

These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.<p>These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with …

15 Indoor Garden Ideas for Wannabe Gardeners in Small Spaces

No patio? No problem. You can still build a lush summer garden inside your four walls, no matter how much living space you have. We've rounded up …

Our Best Tips & Tools for Starting an Indoor Garden

You're doing it! You bought a tiny, leggy plant! It's happening! A garden!<p>So... Now what?<p>Hang in there. Is gardening a commitment, a project? <i>Yes.</i> As gardening maven Marie Viljoen told us, <b>"If you take [your garden] for granted, it's going to go south pretty quickly."</b><p>So, stock up: Get the tools …

Gardens: Alys Fowler’s top 25 indestructible plants

Fill tricky spots and barren corners with a blanket of blooms all summer<p>No more excuses, no more bare, broken concrete, no more empty beds denuded of life, no more forgotten corners. Even if you’re just calling it home for the summer, even if you’ll never have your name on the deeds, even if you …

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Trending on Gardenista: Living with Plants

Let the indoor gardening season begin. This week Michelle and crew present the most coveted houseplant of the moment, hanging lights that double as …

Gardens: purify your home | James Wong

Take a tip from Nasa and bring home some air-purifying plants<p>In the late 1980s, in an effort to crack how to build the space stations of the future, Nasa conducted in-depth research into how living plants might function as super-efficient biological air filters to mop up the toxins that accumulate …

Long Haul

Current Obsessions: The DIY Gift

Here’s a look at what’s on our radar this week:<p>File this under world’s most adorable stocking stuffer: fabric-wrapped paperwhite bulbs in mini …

How to grow new fruit trees from seed

Right now I'd normally be shopping for seed, compost and whatever else I might need for the growing season ahead. Not this year though - I'm gardening for free - so this'll be my first without buying in stock. Ever. On the one hand, this is really rather liberating because I know I either have, or …

Gardening 101: How to Plant an Open Terrarium

If only the rest of life were as simple as growing succulents in an open terrarium. All you have to do is find a few like-minded plants, introduce …