30 Jan 2021
For this year, it is clear that the bliss of being in nature, in general, would be bigger than ever, with people increasingly turning to their yards for exercise, stress-relief and a creative outlet.
23 Jan 2021
New year, new beginnings! While you are busy making your list of this year’s resolutions (you know, eat healthier, get more exercise, maybe even start a daily meditation session), remember the other areas in your life that bring you joy, like your yard.
9 Jan 2021
Jungalow, a word created by combining jungle and bungalow, describes a decorating style that has recently gained popularity. The Jungalow style focuses on comfort and coziness with a bold expression of colour.
2 Jan 2021
The year 2020 brought frightening COVID-19, the global lockdown and everyone forced to stay indoors. Spending most of the time indoors meant a change in focus and lifestyle.
19 Dec 2020
The Christmas season would always be marked with festivities and celebrations, no matter the prevailing circumstance. COVID-19 pandemic and all its deterrents cannot
12 Dec 2020
Plants not only can brighten up your surroundings, they can also lift your mood. Employees who work in offices with plants tend to feel better about their jobs, worry less and take fewer sick days.
28 Nov 2020
A long-term study from researchers in China and United States (Texas, North Carolina) tracked something a bit easier and more fun. They measured something called “leisure time physical activity,” done in varying weekly...
14 Nov 2020
Nearly everyone loves water features. Like a mirror, the glassy surface of a still pool reflects the blue sky and shifting patterns of clouds. Water ripples with the slightest breeze and sparkles in the sunlight. The sound of moving water is always soothing; it is especially refreshing on a hot day. I once thought having…
10 Oct 2020
Growing plants in water, whether houseplants or an indoor herb garden, is a great activity for the novice gardener (great for kids!), people with limited space or an aversion to messy dirt, and those who have plant watering-challenged.
26 Sep 2020
Has your indoor plant obsession grown out of control? We don’t blame you. Not only are houseplants fantastic air purifiers, studies have shown they boost concentration and productivity.
19 Sep 2020
Plants are gifts of nature, asking for little and giving a lot. There’s no reason for anyone to say they’re too poor to garden.
29 Aug 2020
Is watering not your strong suit? Then succulents might be your kind of plant. Natives of warm, dry climates, these plants do not want a lot of water or food. You want to bring your succulents indoors, and who can blame you? Succulents are refreshingly offbeat, bordering on freaky in their physical appearance. Envision the…