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10 Best Houseplants to Improve Air Quality

We often like to think of our houses as safe, clean environments. But many sources, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), suggest otherwise. Even with strict scrutiny, cleaning products…

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How to Propagate House Plants

I love house plants. Love ‘em! I think they’re beautiful and elegant and calming and endearing, all at the same time. A well-placed house plant invites instant charm, a sprinkle of whimsy, and a he…

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Make This Lasting Bouquet That Needs No Water

Did you know that you can transform awkward, leggy, overgrown succulents into a bouquet that requires no watering? Gardenista editor Michelle recently learned this. Here's what she writes: "I disco…

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Grand Plants for the Indoors

The design conundrum of "how to make the most of a small space" gets a lot of attention these days. But sometimes creating a cozy environment in a lofty room can be equally challenging. One easy fix…

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4 Inspiring Bathrooms with Plants

With spring officially under way, we can't think about anything except gardens—indoors as well as out. Why not in the bathroom, where the humidity level is conducive to all sorts of greenery? Here …

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Do You Keep Plants in Your Bedroom?

At a recent Gardenista editorial meeting, a discussion about plants in the bedroom revealed two diametrically opposed camps: love them or hate them. Photosynthesis creates the love as the process ad…

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5 Simple Ways to Keep an Orchid Alive & Thriving

Is there a secret to keeping orchids alive? Michelle, editor of Gardenista, rounded up some beginners' tips, proving that it may not be as complicated as many think. Above: Above: There are more th…

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Create Instant Hanging Shelves for Houseplants

Recently spotted from Byggstudio, a creative consultancy in Sweden: standard wooden trellises and DIY sawhorse tables display plants in a pop-up vintage plant shop (above). Founded in 2006 by Han…

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How to Grow a Succulent Garden

We know that plants are great for indoor air quality, but if you've got a black thumb, the thought of keeping a house plant alive probably fills you with a little bit of dread. Succulents to the rescu…

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Ways to Go Green at the Office (video)

This video shows you some simple ways to make your office a little greener. They include: adding house plants that help clear the air and release oxygen, using biodegradable cellulose tape instead of …

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