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Neem Tree seeds

Everything you need to know about Neem and your plants

Did you know that virtually every part of the neem tree is useful? Bark, resin, seed, wood, leaf, flower and...

Aloe Vera for your Houseplants and Garden

Aloe Vera for your Houseplants and Garden

Many of us know aloe vera as the best natural remedy for sunburns. Some of us have also used it...

Kelp for your garden and houseplants

Kelp for your garden and houseplants

Kelp! An most abundant and nutrient rich resource for our plants. Let's unlock the secrets of plant wisdom as we...

Neem Tree seeds

Everything you need to know about Neem and your plants

Did you know that virtually every part of the neem tree is useful?

Bark, resin, seed, wood, leaf, flower and stem are key ingredients in many hair care, dental hygiene and cosmetic products. You can find neem on the ingredient list of many pet care products too! But most of us think of neem as a natural agricultural pest care product. Let's learn why!

Neem is chalk full of antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti inflammatory properties. We could go on and on listing the myriad of the practical uses this resourceful tree provides, but today let’s focus on one: neem as a key ingredient in our plant care tonics.

Aloe Vera for your Houseplants and Garden

Aloe Vera for your Houseplants and Garden

Many of us know aloe vera as the best natural remedy for sunburns. Some of us have also used it for digestive support, but did you know this ancient succulent is an incredibly useful supplement for plant health too?
Kelp for your garden and houseplants

Kelp for your garden and houseplants

Kelp! An most abundant and nutrient rich resource for our plants.

Let's unlock the secrets of plant wisdom as we dive deep into the ingredients that create our botanical tonics. Our adventure begins at the original source of life — the Sea.

Houseplant Care

Dirty Roots Talks with Karina

Dirty Roots Talks with Karina

Friend, fellow plant parent and author of the 'Leave it the Fuck Alone' approach, Adam of Dirty Roots Berlin interviews...

Spraying Plants: Foliar Feeding Explained

Spraying Plants: Foliar Feeding Explained

Cleaning leaves and enjoying that afterglow is a such rewarding plant care ritual! Spraying your plants and being rewarded with...

Plant Parent Personality, Take the Quiz!

Plant Parent Personality, Take the Quiz!

What type of plant parent are you? Are you a nurturer that loves to shower your green babies with constant...

which pot goes best with your plant

Matching Pots with Plants

Here we learn which pot choices will provide you with the best plant parenting experience! Which pots are best to...

Dirty Roots Talks with Karina

Dirty Roots Talks with Karina

Friend, fellow plant parent and author of the 'Leave it the Fuck Alone' approach, Adam of Dirty Roots Berlin interviews...

Spraying Plants: Foliar Feeding Explained

Spraying Plants: Foliar Feeding Explained

Cleaning leaves and enjoying that afterglow is a such rewarding plant care ritual! Spraying your plants and being rewarded with that radiant, healthy shine is a plant parent joy, a bit like putting on a fresh coat of paint.

When we offer plants nutrients via their leaves it’s called ‘foliar feeding’ and it’s where our botanical tonics shine! Foliar feeding helps treat nutrient deficiencies while boosting plant growth, plus it’s a fantastic way to clean leaves while preventing and treating pests!

Plant Parent Personality, Take the Quiz!

Plant Parent Personality, Take the Quiz!

What type of plant parent are you? Are you a nurturer that loves to shower your green babies with constant...

which pot goes best with your plant

Matching Pots with Plants

Here we learn which pot choices will provide you with the best plant parenting experience! Which pots are best to pair with your plants for your unique indoor gardening lifestyle. This method alleviates any extra stress or unexpected surprises and allows you to truly enjoy your green journey!

Pests

Treat Spider Mites, Naturally!

Treat Spider Mites, Naturally!

If you discover the telltale signs of spider mites on your plants: tiny webbing, pale color leaves, tiny yellow spots,...

4 Steps To Heal Houseplants From Thrips

4 Steps To Heal Houseplants From Thrips

Thrips! We are here to help save your plant. Let’s just jump right in. Thrips are the most persistent and annoying...

Glowing Pink Princess Philodendron is fully recovered from scale

How to save your plants from scale infestation

Find scale on your plant? Have you noticed your plant looking unhealthy with dappled, spotted or misshapen leaves that just...

Top 5 ways to remove fungus gnats (and keep them away for good)

Top 5 ways to remove fungus gnats (and keep them away for good)

Who knew I’d be wishing for fruit flies? Crazy thought, I know. But fruit flies can be easily lured and trapped...

Treat Spider Mites, Naturally!

Treat Spider Mites, Naturally!

If you discover the telltale signs of spider mites on your plants: tiny webbing, pale color leaves, tiny yellow spots, or miniature spider like critters hiking around the foliage of your plant babies, take a deep breath, exhale, it's going to be ok, we got you!

Let's begin by learning what spider mites love most, chlorophyll and an overabundance of nitrogen.

4 Steps To Heal Houseplants From Thrips

4 Steps To Heal Houseplants From Thrips

Thrips! We are here to help save your plant.

Let’s just jump right in. Thrips are the most persistent and annoying houseplant pest I’ve dealt with in my many years of plant parenthood. Yes, even more annoying than those darn fungus gnats that fly right into your face. 

 

Glowing Pink Princess Philodendron is fully recovered from scale

How to save your plants from scale infestation

Find scale on your plant?

Have you noticed your plant looking unhealthy with dappled, spotted or misshapen leaves that just look like they are struggling? Take a closer look, do you spot any white, tan or brown armored shaped bugs clustered together? You may also notice sticky, clear droplets of 'honeydew' on the leaves around the clusters of bugs.

Chances are you discovered a scale infestation.

These little insects do a fair amount of damage to otherwise healthy looking plants and work fairly quickly too. But don't worry, you are in the right place, we got you and your plant! 

 

Top 5 ways to remove fungus gnats (and keep them away for good)

Top 5 ways to remove fungus gnats (and keep them away for good)

Who knew I’d be wishing for fruit flies? Crazy thought, I know. But fruit flies can be easily lured and trapped using a few drops of wine or a piece of banana peel at the bottom of a glass, a paper funnel placed inside with the tiny hole near the bottom of the inside of the glass, (making sure the top of the funnel is as wide as the mouth of the glass to avoid escapees) and voila! They are trapped until you carry the glass outside to lift up the paper funnel and release them into the wild. You have a cruelty free way of dispensing of countless fruit flies in your kitchen!

Marimo

Marimo FAQ

Marimo FAQ

Marimo’s an excellent choice for beginning houseplant enthusiasts and long time plant parents alike. Since Marimo need very little attention,...

Zebra Mussels and Marimo

Zebra Mussels and Marimo

You may have heard the alarming news that an invasive, destructive species of freshwater mussels have been hitchhiking their way...

Why do Marimo sink and float?

Why do Marimo sink and float?

Why do Marimo sink, and what makes them float? Excellent question friends. Here's what we have learned.

Marimo FAQ

Marimo FAQ

Marimo’s an excellent choice for beginning houseplant enthusiasts and long time plant parents alike. Since Marimo need very little attention, they are the perfect plants for kids who want their very own houseplant, a wonderful gift for newlyweds as they are a symbol of love, a lovely heirloom plant that can be passed down from generation to generation.   
Zebra Mussels and Marimo

Zebra Mussels and Marimo

You may have heard the alarming news that an invasive, destructive species of freshwater mussels have been hitchhiking their way across the globe on Marimo. Zebra Mussels reproduce quickly and alter food webs by overconsumption of plankton. This in turn increases harmful algae overgrowth and wreaks havoc in waterways, causing an imbalance to our ecosystem. This invasive, destructive species of freshwater mussels have been hitchhiking their way across the globe on Marimo moss balls.
Why do Marimo sink and float?

Why do Marimo sink and float?

Why do Marimo sink, and what makes them float? Excellent question friends. Here's what we have learned.

Home & Garden

Aroma and Scents: Understanding Botanical Terpenes

Aroma and Scents: Understanding Botanical Terpenes

We enjoy plant aromas in our daily lives from lavender scented laundry soap to pine tree cleaner, mint flavored chewing...

Scents that repel mosquitos, flies and unwanted insects, naturally

Scents that repel mosquitos, flies and unwanted insects, naturally

Many of us know lightning a citronella candle helps keep mosquitos at bay on a warm summer evenings, but did you know...

Plants that Grow from Bulbs, Tubers, Corms, and Rhizomes

Plants that Grow from Bulbs, Tubers, Corms, and Rhizomes

Learning what’s going on under the soil can help us gain a better understanding of how to care for our...

The Power of a Seed

The Power of a Seed

There’s nothing more poetic than the story of the seed to our plate.

Aroma and Scents: Understanding Botanical Terpenes

Aroma and Scents: Understanding Botanical Terpenes

We enjoy plant aromas in our daily lives from lavender scented laundry soap to pine tree cleaner, mint flavored chewing...

Scents that repel mosquitos, flies and unwanted insects, naturally

Scents that repel mosquitos, flies and unwanted insects, naturally

Many of us know lightning a citronella candle helps keep mosquitos at bay on a warm summer evenings, but did you know there are other aromatic plants that repel mosquitos, gnats, no-see-ums (which incidentally is the most appropriately named bug of all time) and other pesky bugs?

Peppermint, rosemary, and lavender we think of as 'grandparent herbs'. Our wise elders. These medicinal herbs can be grown in most climates and are gentle at keeping unwanted insects away during those lovely summer months when we finally get outside to soak up nature!

Plants that Grow from Bulbs, Tubers, Corms, and Rhizomes

Plants that Grow from Bulbs, Tubers, Corms, and Rhizomes

Learning what’s going on under the soil can help us gain a better understanding of how to care for our plants. So let’s dig into that curiosity and discover where our plants begin their journey!
The Power of a Seed

The Power of a Seed

There’s nothing more poetic than the story of the seed to our plate.

Wellness

WILD FOOD | MAGNOLIAS

WILD FOOD | MAGNOLIAS

Our favorite way to incorporate this ancient medicine into our lives is by eating the flowers. They are thick and...

How to Create a Sacred Plant Ritual

How to Create a Sacred Plant Ritual

Self care through Plant care. Here are a few ways to create Sacred plant rituals that benefit you and your...

How soil health affects your health

How soil health affects your health

It's time to slow down. Everything in Nature is telling us this. The days are getting shorter and colder, the...

4 Benefits of spending time with plants

4 Benefits of spending time with plants

4 Benefits of Spending Time with Plants Want to feel happier? It’s simple! Let’s harness all the goodness plant life...

WILD FOOD | MAGNOLIAS

WILD FOOD | MAGNOLIAS

Our favorite way to incorporate this ancient medicine into our lives is by eating the flowers. They are thick and fleshy, similar to a rose petal with even more bite. Their flavor is reminiscent of ginger and cardamom and they are delicious in many different types of dishes.
How to Create a Sacred Plant Ritual

How to Create a Sacred Plant Ritual

Self care through Plant care. Here are a few ways to create Sacred plant rituals that benefit you and your plants.

 

How soil health affects your health

How soil health affects your health

It's time to slow down. Everything in Nature is telling us this. The days are getting shorter and colder, the trees are shedding their leaves, back to the Earth to renew and regenerate the soil...
4 Benefits of spending time with plants

4 Benefits of spending time with plants

4 Benefits of Spending Time with Plants Want to feel happier? It’s simple! Let’s harness all the goodness plant life...