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Five Things You Should Avoid at the Big Box Gardening Stores

Do you love plants but struggle with the ones you get from your local store’s gardening section? Well, some plants at your local big box store actually weren’t made to last long. Sometimes the things that plant sellers do to sell more plants will actually kill them faster or will severely inhibit their growth. Here are five things you should avoid when buying plants! 1. Paint One thing that you may see often are painted plants. Why do plant growers paint their plants?  ...

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Plants

Echeveria Growing Tips

If you’re looking to grow beautiful succulents, you may be tempted (or have already started!) to grow echeverias. Echeverias are rosette-type succulents that come in many different colors, ranging from all green to green with pink tips to even black! Once you start your echeveria collection and start caring for these cute rosettes, you may find that they don’t exactly look how they did online. What are the best conditions to grow echeveria? And how can you get them to look like  ...

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Plants

5 Best Succulents to Grow Indoors

Succulents are free spirits, wild and unbound. It would be a crime to reign them in, chain them up, and lock them away inside your house. The problem is… they are so darn cute. Who can resist those chubby, little leaves? Those plump plants would go great in my room that’s covered floor-to-ceiling in pillows. Since we’ve already decided we’re going to overlook succulents’ innate need for the great outdoors, let’s talk about how to ease their transition to captivity. Caring for Succulents  ...

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Home Decor

Plant Substitutions and Ideas for Black Thumbs

Not everyone was blessed with a green thumb (honestly, most of us gardeners have to work for it!), but if you believe that you’re doomed to a life of being a black thumb, don’t fret! There are a number of plant substitutions that you can use for filling in pots and cute desk planters.   Go Faux The most obvious plant replacements are artificial plants (of course!). There are a reason that these are so often used in offices, restaurants, and in staging model homes. They  ...

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