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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

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

Tennessee Gardening Guide

Do you garden in Tennessee? Here's everything you need to know in order to be successful. By Karen Weir-Jimerson

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...

A Shopper’s Guide to Lavender

We help you pick the best types of lavender for your yard, deck, patio, or balcony, and share tips on how to grow it perfectly. By Justin...

South Florida Gardening Guide

Does gardening in South Florida have you confused? Check out our guide to gardening in this region. By Justin Hancock

A Shopper's Guide to Buying Cacti

Choose the best cacti for your home (indoors and out) with our shopping and care tips. By Karen Weir-Jimerson

North and Central Florida Gardening Guide

If you’re lucky enough to live in North Florida, then you are blessed with lots of sun, a good bit of rain, and a long growing season. He...