how to plant and care for a terrarium

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Bringing a bit of the outdoors in is always a good thing. Plants not only look great, but they also actively help clean the air we breathe. Keeping something green, lush, and growing doesn’t require a green thumb, however. A terrarium is a self-contained mini ecosystem that requires minimal care and upkeep and looks amazing. They can be as simple, or as complex, as you want to make them. At their most basic, they’re layers of soil and gravel topped with moss. Stop there, or add other plants and decorative items. You are limited only by your imagination. Continue reading

Spring is coming…

With March just around the corner, thoughts of spring start blooming. It’s time to get ready for longer days, warmer sun, and all the fun of springtime. Now is the perfect time to take stock of your indoor and outdoor plants, and buy seeds for your spring plantings. We’ve gathered some of our favorite seed collections, perfect for creating a stunning outdoor oasis, for yourself, or your favorite gardener!

For the wildlife

Attract birds, butterflies, and bees with these collections of carefully selected seeds.

Get herbal

Grow your own culinary herbs from seed and you’ll have the freshest, most organic herbs you can find.

 

Salad and veggies and tea

Oh, my! Grow your own salads and veggies for fresh, organic produce at your fingertips, then enjoy a cup of your very own organic herbal tea.

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the compost files…
gardener’s gold

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Composting is one of the fastest, greenest ways of dealing with kitchen, garden, and yard scraps and trimmings. Instead of throwing all those little green bits away, they’re transformed into something incredibly useful and healthy. Composting is easy, even in smaller spaces, and you can make it a DIY project, or buy a premade bin specifically for compost. Continue reading

plant some goodness…
indoor herb garden

Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on gardening. It just means it’s time to take it indoors. You can keep enjoying garden fresh, organic produce all year long with just a little bit of planning, and the best part is, you don’t need a big yard. An indoor herb garden is all about the little things – all you need is a sunny windowsill and the right products.

Pick up an all-in-one kit that includes seeds, growing medium and even a container and make your indoor herb garden super simple. Each kit features a different style of cuisine, pick your favorite, or have several.

Go the hydroponic route with reclaimed wine bottles transformed into cool-looking hydroponic herb gardens.

Take a more traditional approach with these all-natural bamboo pots. A modern, eco-twist on the classic window herb garden. Keep the collection together in a recycled steel grow rack for a modern edge.

Take a super easy approach with a garden-in-a-bag. These all-in-one bags come with your choice of basil, cilantro, thyme, dill, parsley, oregano, mint, or sage.

More the do-it-yourself type? Grab a collection of organic seeds and your favorite pots and planters and design your very own indoor garden.

Embrace the benefits of clay with terracotta herb pots, and a specially-designed sprouting tray to grow your own healthy sprouts for salads and sandwiches.

You’ll have fresh, tasty herbs ready at your fingertips all year long, plus the added benefits of growing something green indoors. Fresh herbs not only taste great, but they look beautiful and smell amazing just growing in your home. Plant some goodness!

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how does your garden grow?
pre-fall planning

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Summer isn’t over yet, but it’s time to start thinking about Autumn in the garden. A little prep now will keep things looking their best well into the next season, and lay a solid foundation for an even more beautiful, sustainable garden next spring. It’s harvest time, so there will be a lot of work to do in your vegetable garden, but there’s also a lot of planning that can be done sitting in your favorite chair and enjoying a cool drink in your summer garden. Continue reading