Category Archive for: ‘Small Spaces’

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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Baby Cakes Blackberry

A Patio Fruit Garden is a Sweet and Pretty Summer Treat!

If you think of garden-grown fruit as the tasty treats that come from less-than-sweet-looking thorny vines or gnarled trees, then you are in for a surprise! There have been some exciting new fruit plants developed that match aesthetics with function, which means you can get luscious fruit from a plant that’s as gorgeous as it is useful. Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, …

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Easter Island Moai BBQ Miniature Garden

Garden Tour: A Full-Size Yard Filled with Magical Miniature Gardens

The most fascinating garden ideas come from touring unique gardens, and there is none more unique than the Seattle garden of best-selling author and Miniature Garden Guru, Janit Calvo. Janit lives in a full-size house surrounded by whimsical miniature gardens both in-ground and in pots. I was fortunate to be invited on a personal tour of Janit’s gardens, studio, and …

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How to Plant an Upside Down Tomato cherry tomatoes

The Secrets to Growing Upside-Down Tomatoes for a Prolific Harvest in a Tiny Space

Upside-down tomatoes make a great use of space but there are a few important things to know so that your efforts will be fruitful. Grow prolific upside-down tomato plants with these 9 essential tips and tricks. There are many types of upside-down tomato planters available and none are expensive in the least.  I have seen many people who use 5-gallon …

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Houseplants Outdoors: Ferns

Summering Houseplants in Beautiful Arrangements

Go ahead and give your houseplants a summer vacation! Houseplants can benefit from being moved outdoors during warmer months. Instead of simply moving them as they are, add a few annuals and make pretty porch planters to decorate with. Summering houseplants will love the fresh air and summer breezes and—if you add in a few annuals—you’ll love the look.  What …

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How to grow a beautiful container garden

The Secrets to a Successful Container Garden

Containers can be hung from a roof, suspended on hooks, or mounted on walls, opening up a whole world of growing spaces. Containers have the added benefit of being beautiful, acting as showpieces in the garden or decorative accents. These tips to successful container gardening will get you well on your way to becoming a small-space gardening pro. A pot, however, …

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