Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

What A Christmas Cactus Needs To Bloom

How to Get Your Christmas Cactus to Bloom!

A Christmas cactus is one of my very favorite holiday plants. Pops of unexpected color bloom from alien-like tendrils that creep and drape over the plant. These are attractive plants to have all year, but the real magic comes from when they bloom. There are a few specific steps you can take to ensure that you get the best show …

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Tint Terrarium Projects

Make These Colorful Terrariums to Brighten Up Your Day!

These brightly-hued, vibrant terrariums come alive with living air plants (Tillandsia), colorful sand, stones, pebbles, shells, reindeer moss, and miniature garden accessories. I wrote out all the step-by-step instructions over on eBay where I collaborate as a blogger, so you can learn how to design and care for one of these gorgeous colorful creations. Make These Colorful Air Plant Terrariums …

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How To Choose A Perfect Christmas Tree

Know Your Tree! How to Choose the Right Fresh Christmas Tree for Your Family

What makes the “best” Christmas tree? Having sold fresh cut Christmas trees for many years, I can attest to the old adage that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In truth, your best fresh Christmas tree may look vastly different than someone else’s. Size, shape, branch density, needle length, color and fragrance are some of the personal preferences …

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Houseplants For Low Light

Gorgeous Indoor Plants that LOVE the Dark

Do you want to brighten up a dark corner or your home, or add a little life to the basement? There are a number of beautiful indoor plants that are ready for the job. A handful of tropical, broad-leaf plants are primed for low-light situations through basic biology: large leaves that soak up as much light as possible. Some also …

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These are the birds in your neighborhood

Get to Know Your Backyard Birds with These Fun Facts

Wondering which backyard birds are best at building their nests? How about which bird you can train to eat out of your hand? Or which of your garden visitors is the only bird that can fly backwards? Look no further, because we have the answers for you and a whole bunch more fun facts about the wild birds who make their home in your …

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How To Make A Terrarium Step 3

Create a Gorgeous Pebble Terrarium Garden

This pebble terrarium garden is an easy straight-forward design that can be manipulated into various assorted looks. The colors of the stones can be changed, the succulents used can easily be varied, and the glass container can be taller or wider. This step-by step tutorial comes to us from terrarium expert and author, Maria Colletti. Once you have this basic design down, it …

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