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May 2, 2019

In response to garden center customers' interest in pollinator plants for shaded gardens, I collaborated with my colleagues to write this blog post of recommended plants. But as I was thinking about it a little more, another question that I often hear from other garden...

January 24, 2019

In researching this post, I did the same as a presume my readers would: I googled "how to repot houseplants." But then I read through pages and pages of results. I was delighted that the most sensible advice had risen to the top of the list, from HGTV. What I liked mos...

January 17, 2019

Beyond anything else, the most frequently asked houseplant questions are about watering. This is why the first question I addressed in my Garden Center FAQ post had to do with watering. In that post, I answered how often to water houseplants, but I did not specifi...

August 3, 2017

So you don't have a yard or even a sunny patio for a few containers of dinosaur kale. You've requested a plot at a community garden and you're currently in waiting list limbo. How can you get your hands in the dirt right now? Volunteer at a demonstration garden. Demons...

May 18, 2017

One of the many benefits of working at a garden center is getting to assist customers with creating heartfelt gifts for their loved ones. A few weeks ago, a customer explained that he and his wife had recently bought a house with a yard and that the following day was h...

March 16, 2017

Not all of us have access to outdoor space for gardening. Houseplants are a great way to grow your green thumb, beautify your home, and improve your indoor air quality. If you don't know where to start, head over to the US Botanic Gardens and check out You Can Grow It!...

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