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Grow Your Mind (with Plants)

Let us count the ways that plants help expand your intellectual horizons. By Karen Weir-Jimerson

All Thumbs Are Green

We believe that all thumbs are green. Let us help you uncover yours!

New for 2022: Houseplant Containers

Plant containers follow trends in color, form, and texture, just like fashion! See how Costa Farms’ 2022 family of containers embodies th...

How to Mix and Match Trending Tropicals® Houseplants

Mixing and matching the members of the Trending Tropicals® collection is an ideal way to create a fantastic ensemble look from these amaz...

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...

7 Tips for Creative Hanging Indoor Plants

Hanging plants add vertical appeal to indoor spaces. Here are 7 creative tips for displaying plants that like to trail and climb. By Kare...

Plants that Shine Indoors and Outdoors

Many plants we consider “outdoor” plants, will do great inside our home. And some house-dwellers will live outside happily, too. By Doug ...

11 Houseplant Parenting Tips

Becoming a good plant parent is easy when you know and follow some basic guidelines to help keep your plants in great shape. By Doug Jime...

Gardening Primer: Everything You Need to Start Your Garden

If you’ve never gardened before, it may seem like a daunting hobby. Where do you start? Read this! By Karen Weir-Jimerson

10 Ways to Celebrate the Earth (at Home)

Here are easy things to do this spring (or anytime) to celebrate and sustain the health of the planet we call home. By Karen Weir-Jimerson

Plant HibisQs® for a Burst of Big Blooms

HibisQs® is a trademarked Hibiscus rosa-sinensis that has improved genetics that makes it ideal for containers and bedding plants. By Dou...

Plants in Bulk: Prettier By the Dozen

Buy annual flowering plants in bulk (12 or more) to make easy planters and beautiful gardens. Here are 12 ideas! By Karen Weir-Jimerson

How to Save Money by Landscaping

Save money by reducing your energy bills with smart landscaping. By Justin Hancock

Container Garden Guide

It's easy to create, plant, and keep container gardens looking happy and healthy. Check out our tips. By Justin Hancock

How Gardening Makes You Healthy

Gardening makes your yard look great. But did you know that it also does wonders for your health? By Karen Weir-Jimerson

Xeriscaping: What It Is and How to Do It

Save water in your yard with xeriscaping! We show you easy ways how. By Justin Hancock

Design a Garden Path

It’s easy to create a garden path that’s as beautiful as it is practical. By Doug Jimerson

A Shopper's Guide to Buying Norfolk Island Pines

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

5 Surprising Backyard Visitors

Bees, butterflies, and birds provide pollination and insect control. But there’s a host of other surprising animals who can also play a r...

How to Declutter Your Landscape

Make your landscape more attractive with some simple nip and tuck strategies. By Karen Weir-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

Kentucky Gardening Guide

Dig into our Kentucky Gardening Guide and get tips and ideas to keep your yard looking its best. By Justin Hancock

January Gardening Tips

Not sure what to do in your yard this time of year? Check out our tips! By Justin Hancock

East Texas Gardening Guide

Discover how to be the best gardener in East Texas. Learn about planting zones, soil, rainfall. Oh, and there are monthly tips too. By Ka...