5 Easy Ways To Protect Your Plants From Frost

Those frosty mornings may be breathtaking to look at, but they can also be tough on our plants. When frost collects on leaves, it causes the fluids in the leaf to freeze and expand. When this happens, the cells inside will rupture, and they cannot recover. Frost may only cause damage to some leaves, or […]

Pet-Friendly Houseplants: All Delight and No Danger

Houseplants are such a lovely presence in our home, quietly adding life and beauty to the room from a corner or a shelf. It’s not a huge surprise that our pets are often just as enticed as we are by their lush foliage and charming blooms—and not always in a paws-off kind of way. Many […]

The Best Houseplants for Growing in Low Light

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With the days getting shorter and shorter, it’s time to accept that another winter is just around the corner here in Alexandria. For some of us, spending most of your daylight hours at work is even more dreadful than the cold itself. Heck, even your houseplants struggle with the lack of sunlight in the winter! […]

Fiddle Leaf Figs: Flawless Foliage for Your Fabulous Home

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If you’ve been keeping up with the latest houseplant trends, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with the fabulous foliage of the fiddle leaf fig. Its classic style and graceful appearance add an elegant touch to any contemporary home with luscious, deep green leaves that command attention. Plus, their tropical flair makes it easy […]

How to Refresh Your Home with Air-Cleaning Plants

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On a large scale, we can appreciate that the trillions of trees in the world work around the clock to absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants from our atmosphere. While it’s completely natural to worry about the pollution outside your door in Lothian or Alexandria, you might not be aware of the pollutants that are […]

Bulbs to Plant Now for Spring Color

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When autumn attracts our eyes upward towards the trees and their magnificent foliage, it’s easy to forget about what’s under the dirt. It’s never too early to start planning for next year’s garden, especially if you enjoy the prolific beauty of spring-flowering bulbs. Since they need to chill through the winter to kickstart their growth, […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Killing Weeds

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Killing weeds definitely isn’t the most popular aspect of gardening, nor is it the easiest project to tackle. But, with the help of our beginner’s guide, you can be well on your way to a lawn that’s free from pesky weeds! You see, the problem with weeds isn’t just that they’re unsightly—they’re also pretty greedy […]

Top 5 Perennials for Fantastic Fall Color

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Now that autumn is here, and the bright blooms of summer have faded, you might find your garden looking a little glum. Don’t worry; fall is a fantastic season for color! Between blazing foliage and gorgeous, fall-blooming perennials, you can keep your landscape lively this fall and up until the winter! You’ll fall in love […]

Everything You Need To Know About Pest Control

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Nothing is quite as disheartening as checking on your growing plants, only to find they’ve been nibbled on by a certain uninvited guest. Sharing some lettuce with the local rabbits might be more of an annoyance than a serious issue, but many other pests can seriously threaten the health of your garden. Luckily, there are […]

Basil 101: From Garden to Plate

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What’s better than a compact, decorative plant that’s easy to maintain? A compact, decorative plant that’s easy to maintain and edible, too! Basil and other herbs are excellent choices for both houseplants and outdoor gardens. Not only do you get to admire the glossy, green foliage and dainty purple flowers, but you get to enjoy […]