Artificial micro ecosystems have exploded in popularity over the past few years. The options are endless and can easily be modified to fit your needs and the conditions of any home or office. Read more.
Indoor Gardening Renaissance
Like a botanical hermit crab, our darling indoor gardening department has finally shed its cramped and drafty shell and found refuge in a new, cozier corner of the greenhouse. Read more.
Changing Seasons in the Home
Autumn isn’t just for the outdoors; the transition from summer to winter brings many changes in our indoor environment as well. Read more.
Repotting with Indoor Plants
“How do I know when to repot my (indoor) plant?” is a question we are often asked. The answer is both simple and complicated... Read more.
Three Easy Indoor Plants
Three plants that come up consistently on our customers’ “Even I Can’t Kill This Plant” list and why. Read more.
Indoor Plants Find New Ways to Climb
What if you wanted to create a lush living wall...a work of art that grew and changed?...“Wally” is a living wall system designed to easily hang anywhere, enabling you to create a lush living or work space. Read more.
Plants Belong At…Work!
We so often talk and write about plants in the home, about their health benefits and aesthetic value, that we tend to ignore the work place. Read more.
African Violet Is For Mom
The African violet – perhaps the most beloved of all the indoor blooming plants we sell – is not a violet at all...If you are giving or receiving one of these marvelous plants, here are some basic care hints. Read more.
Terrariums, Conservatories, Bottle and Dish Gardens & the Plants that Love Them... part I, Tropical Terrariums
Terrariums are popular - again! Traditionally, a terrarium is an unheated (usually glass) enclosure with a lid in which medium/low light tropical plants are grown. Read more.
Fungus Gnat Wars
Know the enemy: Many species. Adults are small – 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch, with a few species measuring at 1/2 inch. Read more.
Using Indoor Plants Outdoors
Practically every magazine or column that has anything to do with gardening has touted the indoor plant as a wonderful way to add variety, color and texture to the outdoor container in summer. Read more.
Bonsai: Getting Started
Bonsai is a fun and rewarding hobby, but as with any hobby, a little research can make the difference between success and failure in your introduction to this ancient and beautiful art form. Read more.
The (Nearly) Perfect Indoor Plant
Lucky Bamboo (not a bamboo at all but Dracaena sanderana) is nearly the perfect plant. Read more.
The Citrus in Winter
If your Improved Meyer Lemon doesn't quite nestle on your coffee table, not to worry. You may be able to keep it outside year round! Read more.
Bean to Brew:
Coffee as a Houseplant
Coffea Arabica may try your patience for six, or even ten, years before you brew that first pot of "homegrown" coffee. In the meantime,...Read more.
Beyond The Big Tropical Leaf
...Sky has one of the finest retail collections of cactus and succulents around...I can only brush the surface here, but I want to give you a better appreciation of the world beyond the Big Tropical Leaf. Read more.
How Low Can You Go?
(Light, that is)
Finding an indoor plant that will be reasonably happy in an area of your home that does not get very much light is not as difficult a task as you might think. Read more.
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