Rachel Self

Rachel is a gardening enthusiast and avid plant lover with a passion for bringing the beauty of nature indoors through houseplants. She enjoys spending her free time tending to her greenery and finding creative ways to incorporate plants into her home decor. When she's not busy caring for her plants, you can usually find Rachel curled up with a good book or exploring the great outdoors with her two German Shepherds.

The Role of Fertilizer in Your Garden

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Fertilizers play a crucial role in maintaining the health and productivity of a garden by providing essential nutrients that plants need to grow. These nutrients include nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, which are often referred to as the “Big 3” in…

39 Plants That Like Full Sun And Heat

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Dealing with those hot, sun-drenched spots in your garden can feel like a landscaping puzzle. But what if the solution was as simple as choosing the right plants? We’ve pulled together a list of 39 sun-loving, heat-embracing plants, tailor-made for…

9 Amaryllis Fast Facts

Red and White Striped Amaryllis Blooming

We know you adore the captivating Amaryllis, with its vibrant colors and trumpet-shaped blooms. But did you know there’s more to this botanical beauty than meets the eye? Get ready for a fascinating rapid fire dive into the enchanting world…

Easter Passport: Gardening Traditions to Inspire You

Ostereierbaum – The Easter Tree Tradition

Easter is a time for celebration and new beginnings, and it’s no surprise that it’s marked by vibrant gardening traditions across the globe. Each culture brings its unique touch to this festive holiday. In this article, we’ll explore some fascinating…

Why Are Lawn Mowers So Loud?

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There’s no denying that gas-powered lawn mowers are quite loud. Perhaps you’re trying to find a solution to quiet your mower in an attempt to be courteous to the neighbors. Or, maybe you’ve become a disgruntled neighbor after someone else…

19 Fast Growing Shrubs For Screening Purposes

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When it comes to screening, you want shrubs that will grow quickly. Screening hedges are excellent for adding privacy, creating shade, hiding unsightly items (unkept neighboring yards, pool pumps, sheds, etc.), and even providing some peace and quiet. With all…

11 Types Of Knock Out Roses

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Roses are incredibly beautiful plants. Whether they’re planted in the garden or adorn your countertops in a vase, they’ll be noticed and appreciated. They’re exquisitely designed, smell incredible, and come in many color varieties. With over 150 different species, you’re…

Do Roses Attract Pollinators?

A pink rosebush with focus on a bee gathering pollen, Do Roses Attract Pollinators?

Roses are arguably the most classic flower of all time and for good reason. They’re gorgeous, they come in numerous different colors, and their romantic element makes them a great addition to just about any garden. What’s more, they’re relatively…

14 Large Indoor Plants For Low Light

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Indoor plants are Mother Nature’s charming answer to beautifying interiors while enhancing the quality of life within your four walls. These stealthy health warriors are known to boost the mood, reduce stress, and improve the air quality in the home.…

10 Moss Terrarium Kits For A Gorgeous Indoor Garden

10 Moss Terrarium Kits For A Gorgeous Indoor Garden

Moss terrariums are a soothing way to garden and to enjoy the peace and calming feelings that plant life brings. There are many different varieties of moss, each displaying various characteristics and visible attributes. Moss requires very little to keep…

40+ Stunning Tulip Arrangement Ideas

40+ Stunning Tulip Arrangement Ideas

Flower arrangements are some of the most beautiful displays! Tulips are one of the best flower choices for aesthetic displays. Their diverse color, soft texture, and dainty appearance make them a timeless choice. That’s why we decided to devote an…

30+ Stunning Tulip Planting Ideas

Looking to add tulips to your garden and wondering how to arrange them to get the best color show? We’ve gathered over 30 gorgeous tulip-planting ideas and are here to share the pictures and tips with you! With so many…