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How to Love Your Plants (When You Aren’t There)

Are you headed back to the office or classroom? Here’s how to care for your plants now that you aren’t home 24/7. By Karen Weir-Jimerson

10 Perennials for Late-Summer and Fall Color

Keep the color show going in your backyard right up until frost. Here’s a peek at 10 of our favorite late-season bloomers. By Doug Jimerson

Mantlescape with Houseplants

A fireplace mantle is a dramatic stage to highlight seasonal houseplant decor. Mantlescaping is fun and easy. Check out colorful options ...

10 Best Low-Water Houseplants

If you love houseplants, but occasionally forget to water them, chose varieties that thrive on neglect. Here are ten great indoor plants ...

10 Best Low-Light Houseplants

If your home or office is short on light, enjoying houseplants might seem an impossible option. Not so! There are many plants that thrive...

Top Plants for College Students

These 12 low-maintenance plants are perfect for every college living space.

10 Smart Tips for a Colorful Garden

Employ these ten easy tips in your yard to ensure lots of bold, beautiful color. By Doug Jimerson and Karen Weir-Jimerson

Elegant Palms for Every Setting

Add easy-care, fantastic foliage to every room! Palms add architectural elegance and leafy lushness -- indoors and out. See our selection...

Plant Rx Houseplant Podcast

Two Costa Farms houseplant experts -- IPM Manager Michelle and Horticulturist Justin -- answer common plant questions.

Plant Pests 101: Aphids

See how to control aphids, sap-sucking insect pests that can attack your plants. By Karen Weir-Jimerson

Plant Pests 101: Mealybugs

The vampires of the plant world, mealybugs are tiny sap-suckers. By Karen Weir-Jimerson

Plant Pests 101: Spider Mites

Discover how to spot and treat spider mites on houseplants. By Karen Weir-Jimerson

Add Humidity the Natural Way

Wet pebble trays are low-tech ways of providing humidity for your houseplants. By Karen Weir-Jimerson

10 Ways to Keep Your Houseplants Happy in Winter

Your moisture-loving tropical houseplants need special care during the drying winter months. By Karen Weir-Jimerson

Get to Know Maranta

Maranta, is one of the easiest and most popular houseplants you can grow. No two leaves are alike and look like the ink blots from a Rors...

10 Ways to Save $$$ on Gardening

There are easy ways to trim the cost of gardening projects. Water less, weed less, cut down on herbicide use, and turn your landscape in...

A Shopper's Guide to Peperomia

Peperomia: It sounds more like an Italian meat or pasta than a plant group. But with more than 1000 different types, you'll find somethin...

A Shopper's Guide to Pilea

If you like unusual houseplants for terrariums or stand-alone plants that are conversation (and Instagram) worthy, then you need to take ...

The Complexities of the Fiddleleaf Fig

Fiddleleaf figs are so popular, but owners find thet they need some special care. By Karen Weir-Jimerson

10 Garden Myths Debunked

Here are 10 things about gardening that just aren't true. By Doug Jimerson

Why Do My Houseplants Have Yellow Leaves?

You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out why your favorite houseplant is suddenly developing yellow leaves, but you do need to ...

Buy Plants Through the Mail

You buy everything online (clothes, shoes, phone chargers, sofas, your favorite coffee beans), but did you know that you can also buy pla...

A Shopper's Guide to Buying Norfolk Island Pines

Discover how to buy, care for, and enjoy Norfolk Island pines. By Doug Jimerson

A Shopper’s Guide to Crotons

Dig in and get everything you need to grow beautiful crotons -- indoors or out -- with our croton guide. By Justin Hancock