Houseplants & Indoor Gardening
Learn how to select house plants, how to go green with indoor gardening and more!
Plant amaryllis bulbs for a dazzling holiday bloom, then keep them coming back year after year with proper care.
Make a Kokedama Moss Garden
-Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form that basically has moss used as a container for a plant. For this project, I went ahead and chose a blue kangaroo fern because they also like to be in a bright filtered light and require the humidity just like a moss does. What I wanna do is clean all the soil from the root of this plant. So now, once I have the soil removed from the base of this plant, I'm gonna start working on my soil mixture. We got about 70% of the peat and about 30% of the bonsai mix. I'm gonna add a little bit of water and the goal as far as the consistency with this 7:3 ratio is that you wanna be able to form a ball, be able to pat it down. And if you let go, it stays as a ball and doesn't fall apart. That's your perfect mixture. So, I'm gonna go ahead and put aside my mixture. And I'm gonna prep this to get ready to put the plant on it. Also, it's required-- is basically making a small hole inside of this in order to put the roots of the plant in. Squeeze it down so that it is enveloped around the roots of this plant. Now, go ahead and start wrapping your Kokedama with a live moss. Press it into the soil firmly. Wrap it with some twine, tie it so your Kokedama is ready once it's tied. The couple of things that you have to remember is that moss does like to be moist and so does this fern. This is where a mister comes in handy. We like to mist our Kokedama and preferably in the morning and, you know, when it's just a little bit not as bright out, it will create a lot of humidity around the plan. And if you keep your moss moist, it will stay nice and green for you. You also feed out the roots. There we go. You got your Kokedama all ready to go.-Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form that basically has moss used as a container for a plant. For this project, I went ahead and chose a blue kangaroo
Grow a Fragrant Windowsill Spa
Try growing scented geraniums on your kitchen counter or windowsill. These alluring houseplants put the scents of lemon, lime, rose, cinnamon, and even chocolate at your fingertips. Just pinch a leaf to release relaxing fragrance.
Bring Blooming Branches Inside
Cut a handful of branches from your winter or early spring garden and bring them indoors. Then use our handy instructions to force them into beautiful bloom. Our tips work for lilacs, forsythia, and other flowering shrubs.branches out of my yard, and now you're gonna soak them in warm water for about 6 hours. Now, once the branches have soaked, you're gonna put them in a vase and set the face in a nice, cool spot with some fresh, clean water in there. You need to plan ahead a little. The branches can take up to three weeks to bloom. Now, these apple blossoms look stunning on their own in a vase or you can mix them with some other flowers as a more traditional bouquet.
Grow a Quick Pet Treat: Wheatgrass
Plant an indoor garden for your dog or cat. Scatter a handful of wheatgrass seeds in a shallow container and watch them grow into a thick green stand of grass that any pet will enjoy nibbling.
Go Green With House Plants
Looking for a simple way to go green? How about some house plants? Here are good some choices for cleaner air.
Grow Houseplants from Produce
You don't have to go to a nursery or florist to find a suitable houseplant. You can pick up everything you need to grow your own while you're at the supermarket. Use our tips to grow an avocado, papaya, guava, or many other exotic plants from seed.The produce aisle isn't just for eating, it's also for planting. House plants can be kind of expensive to buy, but I'm gonna show you how you can grow a great plants from produce in your grocery store . Now, there's a long list of fruits that you can harvest the seeds from in order to grow your plant. There's papaya, pomegranate, guava. You could use lemons or limes, or passion fruit actually, and this is one that I have started. Almost anything with a seed is fair gain. Avocados are actually a good
How to Pick Healthy Plants
Get your garden off to the best possible start by choosing healthy plants from your local garden center or nursery. Our tips will show you what to look for.There are hundreds of plants at your local nursery . How do you know which ones are the best for you? I'm Justin Hancock from Better Homes and Gardens. I'm here today