jade pothos plant on a refrigerator

Jade Pothos: Care & Propagation Guide + 3 Common Problems

Are you looking for a houseplant that can survive anywhere in your home? Then look no further than the Jade Pothos. This tropical vine is perfect for beginners and requires very little maintenance. Plus, it won’t mind low light conditions, which is always a plus if your home doesn’t get enough natural light.  Let’s closely … Read more

white anthurium plant flower

Anthurium Plant Problems, Diseases & Pests (Solved)

Typically, anthuriums (also called Flamingo Flower) are hardy plants, but that doesn’t make them immune to problems. From time to time, your anthurium may experience some setbacks resulting from bad plant care habits that may impede its growth or cause it to lose its vibrant color.  Anthuriums are also susceptible to pests and diseases, especially … Read more

durock edgeguard cement backer board

How to Install Cement Board on a Floor for Tile

Learning how to install cement board on a floor properly is the best thing you can do for a solid, mold-resistant, crack-free tile floor that will last. Budget at least a full day for this job. Especially if it is your first time installing cement board, more extensive floors may need multiple days. Tools & … Read more

begonia flowers in bloom

Begonia Care: Beginner’s Plant Guide + 4 Common Problems to Avoid

When looking at exotic foliage plants, the Begonia rex ranks at the top of the list; the upper sides of its leaves can have a variety of color combinations, while the undersides are primarily reddish brown. Although fully grown plants may occasionally form clusters of solitary pink flowers, the rex-type begonias are mainly grown for … Read more

installing cork underlayment

How to Install Cork Underlayment

When installing cork underlayment, the base materials and the type of flooring will guide how it is installed. You should also consult the manufacturer to see what they recommend.  Before we begin, it should be noted that cork underlayment can be used to level out different sub-floor heights. For example, say one room has hardwood flooring … Read more

pink azalea flowers in pot

Azalea Plant Care: 101 Beginner’s Guide + Common Problems to Avoid

Few indoor plants can match an Azalea indica in full bloom as a specimen plant. The Azalea flower can range in color from pure white to dull red, is found at the end of the branches, and have short, coarse, oval-shaped leaves. Additionally, there are beautiful color variations, such as double pink flowers.  Most of the better … Read more

David Latimer's world's oldest sealed terrarium garden

World’s Oldest Sealed Terrarium by David Latimer

In 1960, David Latimer decided to grow a sealed glass bottle terrarium. He never imagined that it would grow into an incredible research study and be dubbed “the world’s oldest terrarium.”  Over the years, David’s bottle garden was sealed shut but remains healthy and robust as it can be. It has flourishing plant life even though … Read more

anthurium andraeanum plant

How Long Do Anthurium Plants Live? (Answered + Tips to Extend Life)

Brightly colored leaves, exotically shaped flowers, and low maintenance nature are some words that aptly describe anthuriums. The plant is highly coveted for its multiple uses, sophisticated look, and symbolic value.  No wonder they’re among the best houseplants for indoor spaces. But, while anthuriums are mostly grown indoors, gardeners in USDA zones 10 and 12 … Read more