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01

Apr

Is that plant dead?As winter comes to an end, it’s time to check your garden’s vital signs. Here’s how.

Is that plant dead?
As winter comes to an end, it’s time to check your garden’s vital signs. Here’s how.

12

Mar

It’s National Plant a Flower Day!
Ever thought of planting flowers with a shotgun?

It’s National Plant a Flower Day!

Ever thought of planting flowers with a shotgun?

02

Mar

Grow lights 101: Help your indoor plants thriveBecause sometimes photosynthesis needs a little help.

Grow lights 101: Help your indoor plants thrive
Because sometimes photosynthesis needs a little help.

27

Jan

What if a plant could light up a room?One company has created bioluminescent plants as an alternative to light sources that consume electricity.

What if a plant could light up a room?
One company has created bioluminescent plants as an alternative to light sources that consume electricity.

26

Jan

In the late ’80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Lucky for us the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air.15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

In the late ’80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Lucky for us the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air.
15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

15

Jan

One of world’s rarest plants stolen from London botanical gardensThe tiny water lily known as Nymphaea thermarum is critically endangered, and its value is cited as ‘priceless.’

One of world’s rarest plants stolen from London botanical gardens
The tiny water lily known as Nymphaea thermarum is critically endangered, and its value is cited as ‘priceless.’

14

Jan

How to save frostbitten plantsHere’s what to do when you’re confronted with dead leaves (and the pruning shears look mighty tempting).

How to save frostbitten plants
Here’s what to do when you’re confronted with dead leaves (and the pruning shears look mighty tempting).

29

Nov

10 cubicle-friendly indoor plantsThese pretty plants will brighten your workday, clean your air and improve concentration.

10 cubicle-friendly indoor plants
These pretty plants will brighten your workday, clean your air and improve concentration.

14

Nov

Live in the Northeast? Try these native plants in your landscape instead of exoticsSupport your local ecosystem and have an attractive yard with these plants in your canopy, understory, shrubs and ground covers.

Live in the Northeast? Try these native plants in your landscape instead of exotics
Support your local ecosystem and have an attractive yard with these plants in your canopy, understory, shrubs and ground covers.

09

Oct

Best air-filtering houseplants, according to NASAIf these plants are good enough to filter the air of the space station, surely they’re good enough for your home.

Best air-filtering houseplants, according to NASA
If these plants are good enough to filter the air of the space station, surely they’re good enough for your home.