Sasanqua Camellias for Fall & Winter Color

Native to Japan and slightly lesser-known than Camellia japonica, Sasanqua Camellias are fall and winter-blooming (October through January, depending on the cultivar), broadleaf...

‘Tis the Season for Dwarf Conifers

Conifer plants tend to shine in the wintertime, whether they are in containers or in the landscape. Although most are stately and towering, dwarf conifers are smaller, often...

Basic Houseplant Troubleshooting: 7 Common Problems

Tiny gnats in your coffee, yellowing or dropping leaves, crispy or distorted growth… these may all be symptoms of common houseplant problems that are easily addressed if caught...
‘Tis the Season for Dwarf Conifers

‘Tis the Season for Dwarf Conifers

Conifer plants tend to shine in the wintertime, whether they are in containers or in the landscape. Although most are stately and towering, dwarf conifers are smaller, often slower-growing than the species and are somewhat more practical for growing in pots or for...

Basic Houseplant Troubleshooting: 7 Common Problems

Basic Houseplant Troubleshooting: 7 Common Problems

Tiny gnats in your coffee, yellowing or dropping leaves, crispy or distorted growth… these may all be symptoms of common houseplant problems that are easily addressed if caught early. Read on to learn what to watch for and how to diagnose, treat, and prevent common...

Landscape Lighting: See Your Yard in a Whole New Light

Landscape Lighting: See Your Yard in a Whole New Light

With Daylight Savings coming to an end, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer… cue Lydia Deetz: “My whole life is a dark room. One. Big. Dark. Room.” Perhaps that’s a bit dramatic, but you get the drift—a lot less sunlight and more time...

Holiday Indoor Plants & Bulbs

Holiday Indoor Plants & Bulbs

When it comes to decorating your home or grabbing a quick gift, flowering indoor plants provide long-lasting color and convenience with a wide selection to suit any style. Keep in mind that most flowering plants have a fairly short bloom time and may be difficult to...

The Difference Between Living Walls & Moss Walls

The Difference Between Living Walls & Moss Walls

Living walls and moss walls are an interior design trend sweeping the nation in offices, schools, homes, and HOAs. But what is the difference between these trends and how do you know which type of wall to choose?  Both living walls and moss walls are beautiful and...

“To Rake or Not to Rake” and Other Fall Gardening To-Dos

“To Rake or Not to Rake” and Other Fall Gardening To-Dos

What should gardeners be doing (or not doing) this fall to help plants survive the winter and thrive next spring? How does one protect bird nesting and pollinator habitat or get a jump-start on next season’s pest control? Here is a detailed to-do list to help you "put...

Fall & Winter Pollinator Gardening

Fall & Winter Pollinator Gardening

A well-planned pollinator garden can help support native bee species by providing critical food and habitat during the winter. Many pollinators hibernate (in our gardens) through the coldest months, but some begin foraging as early as January or when temperatures rise...

How to Care for Ferns Indoors: The Ultimate Guide

How to Care for Ferns Indoors: The Ultimate Guide

As Pacific Northwesterners, we have a soft spot in our hearts for ferns. When we add them into our homes and dwell amongst their feathery fronds, we can’t help but feel like we’re in a lush green forest. One of the best things about ferns is the variety of species...

Pruning 101: Tools, Techniques & Timing

Pruning 101: Tools, Techniques & Timing

When a plant needs pruning, some gardeners blindly whack while others timidly snip, but once you gain the knowledge and confidence, you'll be a proficient pruner in no time! Before deciding when to prune and which technique to implement, start by taking note of the...

Pumpkins Galore!

Pumpkins Galore!

Colorful displays of fall pumpkins, straw bales, and gourds signal a festive change of seasons as we transition into autumn. One can't help but marvel at the range of colors, shapes, and sizes available from a vegetable we collectively refer to as a "squash". The...

DIY Succulent Pumpkins

DIY Succulent Pumpkins

Succulent pumpkins are all the rage this season—they take everything wonderful about fall and distill it into the perfect, long-lasting arrangement. The only problem is we can't seem to keep them in stock! As soon as we make up a batch, they disappear with a happy...

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Care Sheets for Successful Gardening

Check out our quick reference care sheets below for all of your indoor and outdoor gardening needs. If you need more information on a specific topic, our blog articles go into further detail. Happy gardening!

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December in the Garden

November in the Garden

October in the Garden

September in the Garden

August in the Garden

July in the Garden

June in the Garden

May in the Garden

April in the Garden

March in the Garden

February in the Garden

Outdoor Gardening Tips

In-Ground Planting Guide

Growing Tomatoes

Pruning Basics

Basic Rose Care

Container Gardening

Indoor Seed Starting

Carnivorous Plant Care

Houseplant Tips

Houseplant Care 101

Pet-Safe Indoor Plants

"Light Reading" for Indoor Plant Lovers

Air Plant (Tillandsia) Care

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