Non-Toxic Plants That Won't Poison Your Pets. We love our pets, even when they are annoying little troublemakers.
So when our furry friends start munching on our plants and digging around in the dirt, it's our job to keep them safe (even when we want to strangle them). Being the human in the relationship means doing the research and only populating our homes with non-toxic varieties of plants. Low-Light Houseplants That Thrive in Dark Rooms.
One of the biggest frustrations of low-light living spaces is the difficult job of keeping houseplants happy.
Houseplants & How to Care For Them. IKEA Hacks for Plants: Pots, Plant Stands, Terrariums. If you want to introduce more greenery into your home (while keeping more green in your wallet), IKEA once again comes to the rescue.
By embellishing IKEA's inexpensive planters and turning baskets into hanging container gardens, you can create an indoor forest for a lot less than it would cost to stock up at your local garden center. Being a plant parent just got much more affordable. IKEA's $5 shelf bracket can hold more than just shelves. Pothos Plants: Our Best Tips For Growing + Care. A care guide for pothos plants almost seems redundant because they are so very easy to keep alive.
Seriously, if you only water them when they start to look wilty, you'll have them for years. However, if you want to take the best care of them so they're the happiest and healthiest they can be, here are our best tips. Light Pothos do well in a wide variety of light conditions and are therefore an excellent option for even low-light homes.
In fact, try to avoid direct sunlight. (Image credit: Jessica Isaac) Soil and Water. 5 Hardy Hard-to-Kill Houseplants for Apartments with Low Light Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies. One of the biggest frustrations of living in a space with limited light is the seemingly impossible task of keeping your houseplants happy.
While all plants do need light to survive, even those with a shortage of natural light are in luck if they know what to shop for. The easiest way to determine what will do well is to look to the plant's natural conditions. Succulents, cacti and other desert dwellers are best suited to sunny spots, while anything that naturally grows on the forest floor, under a canopy, or thrives in shade is a candidate for lower light situations. Five EASY-to-Care-for Houseplants. Hey, friends!
We have had LOTS of requests for this post, and I am really excited to share it with you today! Over the past few years, I've gone from a plant killer to a borderline-crazy plant LOVER. Green Thumb: The Easiest Indoor Plants to Grow In Your Home. I’m a big fan of having a few indoor plants in my home.
Not only are they decorative, they also add life to my space, and can come with some pretty great benefits too. Houseplants can increase oxygen levels in your home and can remove harmful chemicals found in cleaning solvents like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. The Dos and Don'ts of Growing Cilantro. How to Make the Most of Your Seriously Small Apartment Balcony. Spring is here!
After all those months spent cooped up inside, the weather is finally nice enough to enjoy the outdoors. Because we know that a lavish roof garden (or even a backyard) isn't a reality for a lot of apartment dwellers, we've compiled this gallery of inspiring small outdoor spaces. Even if your balcony is one of those tiny ones with barely enough space to step outside, there's something here for you. Above: I've decided to arrange these balcony photos in order from largest to smallest, so this balcony may not be the smallest you've ever seen.
But it's also not particularly large, and it still manages, in a relatively small footprint, to create the feeling of a garden retreat. How to do this? Trent has a pretty standard apartment balcony that he's elevated to a resort-worthy retreat with a comfy bench, piled high with cushions and pillows, and — this is genius — a hammock. This balcony, from Refreshed Designs, maximizes plants and furniture.
Happier Houseplants: How To Keep Indoor Plants Healthy — Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies. During the month of March, we're gathering some of our best problem solvers together into master "Home Remedies" posts to help you make your home healthier, solving one problem at a time.
Today, help for all the indoor gardeners out there that struggle with keeping house plants healthy. Home Ec: How to Pick the Right Plant for Your Space.
Keep Flowers Looking Fresh. 3 simple, cheap and pretty flower arrangements. It’s that time of year folks, when bad flowers get purchased for SOOOOO much money and given to unsuspecting loved ones.
To say that I’m a flower snob is a bit misleading; it’s not that I want only $10 a stem peonies all the time, it’s that I don’t like mass-produced generic, fragrant-less red roses that are closed so tight you could barely stick a pencil in them. (Not sure why you’d want to do that, but it’s 3 am and I’m out of clever metaphors. Deal.) Here are three different inexpensive and easy flower arrangements for all of your year round styling needs. (And thank you Tessa for the pretty photos and gif’s.) 1. They get a bad rap, but weeds are really just wildflowers, and yes, because of their ubiquity they are cheap … like $4 a bunch cheap at the flower market. I love wax flowers. I add in some Genestra.
I vary the size of the wildflowers slightly so they all don’t look too similar. So easy and so cheap. 2. Don’t get exactly the same color or it will look fake. 3. Getting Started on a Window Box Garden: Ideas, Tips & Sources.