Cafe storefront with planters and flowers

Enhancing your Storefront with Planters and Window Boxes

Planters and window boxes do a lot to dress up a home, but they can also make your business storefront pop. Window boxes and planters introduce a little color and life to an otherwise dreary sidewalk or asphalt parking lot. They can also slow down pedestrians, people who may walk by every day but have […]

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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, […]

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What Size Window Boxes Should You Use?

Matching the right window box to your home can add curb appeal, but there are many things to consider before making a final decision. What materials should the box be made of? How big should the box be? What size and depth is best for the plants that you want to pair with your home? […]

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The Best Trailing Plants for Hanging Baskets & Window Boxes

Window boxes and hanging baskets allow you to add color to otherwise drab areas of your landscape. Properly designing these outdoor accessories requires the right combination of plants. Most baskets and boxes contain a mix of medium, short, and trailing plants that work together to create multiple layers of texture and interest. The taller plants […]