The Biggest Little Farm Probably Didn’t Need a Return

Rating: 5/10 The 2018 documentary The Biggest Little Farm is a carefully paced, thoughtful exploration of the joys and difficulties of a biodiverse, ecologically sound approach to farming. In 2011, nature photographer John Chester and his wife, Molly, an organic chef, lived in a tiny apartment in Los Angeles.  When the constant barking of their … Read more

composting bin

Beginner’s Guide to Composting

Composting—the act of recycling organic matter, from food to lawn clippings—keeps biodegradable materials out of the waste stream while adding beneficial nutrients to the soil. Food, which occupies the largest space-by-volume in landfills, can break down in your backyard to help plants grow, increase moisture retention in the ground, and lower our carbon footprint by … Read more

closeup of monstera obliqua plant

Ultra-Rare Monstera Obliqua Plant: Care Guide & Growing Tips

If you want to add some variety to your plant collection, the highly unique Monstera obliqua plant is an excellent option. It has a classic green look, but the leaves provide a modern feel. Unfortunately, taking care of this plant is challenging, and the leaves can be fragile. So you’ll want to learn a bit … Read more

Little girl showing the best soil for pothos plants.

The Best Soil for Pothos Plants: Recipe & How to Mix Soil Like a Pro

Pothos is an excellent starter plant and for experienced houseplant lovers too. But note that being an easy plant to grow doesn’t make the process mindless. Many homeowners assume that soil doesn’t matter or that most are the same. But this is far from reality.  The potting soil you use impacts what nutrients your plant … Read more

satin, or silver pothos plant in a pastel colored pot.

Silver* Satin Pothos: Intriguing ‘Shingling’ Plant Care Guide

Silver Pothos (Scindapsus pictus), also known as Satin Pothos, is a beginner-friendly tropical houseplant with dark green leaves dappled with silvery streaks and splashes. Versatile and incredibly adaptable, this is the kind of plant you can bring into your house and leave it to its own devices. Now, you’re probably wondering: ‘I already have enough pothos … Read more

watering a pothos plant

Steps to Save Overwatered Pothos + Underwatered: Like a Pro

Potted plants, such as pothos (Epipremnum aureum), are more susceptible to overwatering than outdoor plants. Due to the water being constrained to a pot, unable to spread out like in nature. So, don’t feel bad if it happens. Although, you’ll want to ensure your watering is appropriate. Overwatering or underwatering can cause issues such as … Read more

closeup of Rhaphidophora decursiva plant.

Rhaphidophora Decursiva Care & Propagation Guide + 6 Common Problems 

Rhaphidophora decursiva is a rare houseplant that has been making waves among collectors since 2020. Its glossy, fenestrated leaves can add a veritable touch of exotic elegance to any home. And although it’s difficult to find, this tropical vining plant is just as easy to care for as its more common relatives, like pothos or … Read more

closeup of lifesaver cactus flower in bloom.

Lifesaver Cactus Care ~ Astonishing Blooms (Huernia zebrina)

The Lifesaver cactus (Huernia zebrina) is a beautiful and unusual desert plant native to the Southern and East African deserts. Although the plant has an adorable appearance, its smell, when in bloom, can be quite overpowering. Despite the smell, this succulent is beloved by gardeners because of its many other qualities. It can thrive in … Read more

woman with bedroom plants.

4 Best Bedroom Plants: Purify Air, Improve Sleep & Add Decor

Since we spend a third of our lives in bed, our bedrooms must be as attractive and comfortable as possible. We’ll explain how bedroom plants can assist us in achieving this.  Surprisingly, a single plant can significantly improve the air quality in your bedroom. Additionally, you’ll find plants that reduce noise and others that have … Read more