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Gardening 101: How to Water a Potted Plant

Not all potted plants are created equal, at least when it comes to their water needs. But whether you are keeping an asparagus fern or a fiddle leaf …

Houseplants for a Hater

I hate houseplants. I mean <i>r</i><i>eally</i> hate them, and I know it’s my earliest experiences that shaped my disdain. In my childhood home, our living room …

Plants

Plantifier: A Gardening App to ID Plants

I am always coming across plants that I admire and might like to grow–flowers that cascade over the edge of a neighbor’s wall, a shrub with a nice …

World’s Best Tabletop Garden

Is it a coincidence that I have developed a desperate need for a low, shallow planter soon after purchasing a coffee table? Don’t answer that; just …

10 Tips for the Beginning Gardener—What I Learned in Year One

The other day, a friend with a newly acquired balcony asked what kind of containers she should buy and what she should plant. I responded by …

Succulents for Two: A Tarnished Tea Party

What would Miss Havisham serve trick-or-treaters at teatime? Not miniature Snickers.<p>I am always looking for an excuse not to polish my sterling …

Dining Rooms

Gardening 101: How to Make a Closed Terrarium

My first terrarium was an elaborate landscape, with little figurines holding hands on a park bench among the mossy plants. It convinced me heaven …

Ask the Expert: Tips for Starting a Houseplant Collection

When I asked Alea Joy Bessey, co-owner of Solabee Flowers and Botanicals in Oregon, how she first became interested in houseplants, I knew straight …

Cinnamon Coffee: Add a boost of flavor to your...

How to make Turkish coffee

iced coffee

There are few things in this world that I enjoy more than coffee. The smell, the feel, the taste, the smell (seriously, we all know it’s about the …

Champagne Cocktail Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Sure, you could drink champagne on Valentine’s day or for any other special occasion. But somehow with all the trends in food and drink like artsinal …