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Pet Friendly Houseplants

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 1/9/17 12:00 AM

House pets and houseplants are both a lot of fun, but can be difficult to juggle – not just in the care and keeping of, but some combinations of both can be fatal for pets.

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Topics: Plants, house plants, indoor, house, pets

Transitional Porch Décor

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/28/16 6:00 PM

We take a lot of pride in our porches. From fall through winter, festive porch design is a must. But don’t wear yourself out arranging pumpkins and gourds, just to swap them for wreaths and garlands a few weeks later.

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Topics: Design, Plants, wood, Decor, Decorate, fall, Winter, porch, cold weather plants

All About Succulents

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/26/16 7:45 PM

There’s nothing to not like about a succulent. Succulents are plants that are made for people who don’t have a green thumb, but wish to reap the benefits of plant ownership (increased air quality, fun to look at, or whatever the reason for wanting a plant).

So for those who want to spruce up their living space but don't want to commit to needy greenery, consider the succulent as the pet rock of plants.

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Topics: Green Living, Green Thumb, Plants, succulent

Kokedama: Moss Ball

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/7/16 9:00 AM

In the realm of Japanese greenery, most people are familiar with Bonsai, but fewer so with Kokedama. Kokedama is essentially a hanging moss ball with a plant rooted in it. The roots conform to the sphere so you have a very neat looking plant suspended in air! Well, by string.

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Topics: Green Thumb, Plants, kokedama, bonsai, moss

Kokedama

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/6/16 12:00 AM

In the realm of Japanese greenery, most people are familiar with Bonsai, but fewer so with Kokedama. Kokedama is essentially a hanging moss ball with a plant rooted in it. The roots conform to the sphere so you have a very neat looking plant suspended in air! Well, by string.

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Topics: Green Thumb, Plants, kokedama, bonsai, moss

DIY Monogram Planter

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 7/22/16 6:30 PM

Nothing greets guests like a 4 foot tall planter in the shape of your last name. Monograms are all the rage and if you’re looking for a way to add interest to the exterior entry of your home, look no further than this awesome DIY Cedar Monogram Planter Box by Michelle at www.ellerydesigns.com.

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Topics: DIY, Fun, Plants, Easy, how-to, outdoor, porch, monogram, planter, outside

Green Pesticides Alternatives

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 7/15/16 8:30 PM

There are a few ways to combat pests naturally, without sacrificing the plants you’ve worked so lovingly to nurture and grow! Fix.com gives numerous tips on how to keep pests at bay by keeping an eye on your plants, using barriers, and have even provided some awesome organic sprays and remedies.

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Topics: Green Living, Gardening, Garden, Plants, Natural, Go Green, eco-friendly, eco, pests, pesticides

Edible Landscaping

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 7/11/16 8:00 PM

You don’t have to have acres of land, a tractor, and a few chickens to glean the garden you’ve always dreamt of. If homesteading is a passion of yours, or you’d just like to try your hand at a few food-yielding plants, here are some things to consider.

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Topics: Garden, Landscaping, Plants, yard, container gardening, vegetables, herbs, edible, outside

Critters & Chaos

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 6/14/16 5:00 PM

Who doesn’t dream about having a lush yard filled with vegetation for rabbits, fawns, and all manner of furry, Snow White-esque friends to nibble and frolic? What this image doesn’t depict is the damage some of these furry friends can cause!

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Topics: Garden, Plants, yard, water damage, damage, pests, house, animals

Rain Barrels & Why

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 4/20/16 8:30 PM

Keeping a lush, manicured garden is a must for any home, whether you’re into planting in pots or sowing seeds of wild flower and tomatoes. Maintaining a well-watered garden doesn’t have to be a drain on your water bill. Here are a few reasons to have a rain barrel and why!

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Topics: Green Living, Green Thumb, Gardening, Garden, Plants, Go Green, water, eco-friendly, conservation, rain barrel

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