Entries by Kristi Waterworth

How to Make Soilless Potting Mix

Flowers springing merrily from dirt-filled pots and planters is a sight that we take for granted. After all, aren’t plants supposed to thrive in dirt? The truth is, planting in containers requires a little more finesse, since you’ve got to encourage the medium to hold moisture against the plant’s roots while draining away any standing […]

Our Favorite Plants for Terrariums

Terrariums are all the rage. Pinterest is full of the most popular and clever combinations in an endless assortment of clear glass containers, ranging from re-purposed jars to the newest in commercially-available designs. Big or small, everybody loves a terrarium! Choosing the best plants for terrariums can be tricky for a first time indoor gardener, […]

What Are the Different Shutter Styles?

It’s the little things that make a big difference, especially when it comes to your home. Have you ever noticed how something as simple as a window box, hanging basket, or set of shutters can make your house look completely different? Choosing the right shutters, the first time, isn’t the easiest chore, though. We’ve explained […]

How to Decorate with Hanging Glass Terrariums

Hanging glass terrariums are everywhere these days, popping up in florists’ shops, homes and even on the web. These delicate glass ornaments are an attractive design element on their own or when decorated with small plants, sandy shells, or mosses, but when grouped and played against one another they can really make your living space […]

How to Hire a Landscaper for the First Time

You’ve finally purchased the home of your dreams, but it’s lacking the beautiful garden, manicured lawn, and white picket fence that you always imaged. Why not let a pro handle it? You can hire a landscaper to deal with the little details and get your gardening and lawn care started right. Before you know it, […]

What is Coconut Coir?

Once piled into landfills and forgotten, coconut coir has found a new purpose in the garden. Coco coir can be found lining hanging baskets and window boxes, and appearing as an ingredient in many plant growing mediums. Coconut coir brings several useful characteristics to the table. It’s also a completely sustainable and environmentally friendly material. […]

When and How to Start Seeds Indoors

Need to beat cabin fever while snow still clings to the windowsills and frost hangs heavy in the air? There’s no better way to do it than coaxing a pack of seeds into germinating indoors. Starting plants indoors may be one of the best things you can do for your garden. Not only does seed […]