Love plants but lack a green thumb? Fear not—with the right light exposure and the proper amount of watering, you can keep houseplants alive (we promise!). We headed to one of our favorite local gardening centers, Fifth Season Gardening Center in Charlottesville, VA, and spoke with Pam Scott (whom we’ve officially dubbed the Gardening Goddess) for some advice.
By Nest Magazine
Apr 23, 2020 · 5 min read
People who visit my Encino home in the summer, when my vegetable garden is in full glory, often remark that they’d like to have one too. I always wonder if they’d still feel that way if they could see me on a typical summer day when I’m covered in dirt, bugs in my hair, smelling like fish emulsion. If you’re doing it yourself, tending a veggie garden is a lot of work.
By Moon Tide Media
Jun 16, 2020 · 6 min read
In today’s world, incredible advances in technology allow us to connect with our loved ones, wherever they are, but that can also come at a cost of feeling overwhelmed by being permanently connected and constantly bombarded with information. But, fortunately, there is no doubt that time spent interacting with nature can be a welcome tonic for the mind and body. Mental health charity Mind explains that spending time in green spaces, or growing food and flowers, can have positive effects on mood, reducing feelings of stress, and helping us to feel more relaxed.
Jun 16, 2020 · 5 min read
With household cleaner high in demand and harder than ever to find, Kelly Moore Clark shares her favorite ingredients to make your own solution.
By BayouLife Magazine
Apr 28, 2020 · 1 min read
May is really the month to get outside and get our gardens and landscapes into apple pie order. There’s so much to be done this month, it’s hard to know where to start!
By BayouLife Magazine
Apr 28, 2020 · 7 min read
Composting is one of the easiest things that a family can do to help the environment. When you compost, you help reduce the amount of organic waste in our landfills, which according to Bay Area Composting, emits methane, a potent greenhouse gas into our atmosphere. Your compost is not only helping our environment, but also your garden and lawn. Compost is a natural fertilizer that helps your plants and gardens grow without the use of harmful chemicals.
By Irving Publications, LLC
Apr 13, 2020 · 3 min read
Bring the flavours of an abundant season in, adding life and culinary convenience to your sunny indoor spaces. Here are some tips for growing a thriving indoor herb garden.
By Vista Magazine Canada
May 1, 2020 · 2 min read
Growing up with my West Indian grandmother, my room technically was not my room. It was always her room. I never had any privacy until I occasionally locked the door and even that was frowned upon in her household. I would often find missing clothes and items- things I knew were long gone. With lost polaroids and straps from my favorite high-top Nikes turning up out of nowhere, I was furious; my space wasn’t being respected at all. My room was not mine, so therefore it did not feel like my sanctuary. My bedroom’s design was not consulted with me either; from the furniture, to the color of the walls and the bedding- it was all what my grandma wanted. I felt like my creativity was being constrained. However, over the years I found ways to enjoy my room without breaking her rules because at the end of the day, it still is her house and I knew that I had to respect that and her.
By The Teller
Mar 30, 2020 · 5 min read
You may think the word “underground” doesn’t go well with “home decor,” but that’s where you’re wrong. The best part of living in the digital media age is that we can find anything online and buy it ourselves without traveling from store to store. This saves us time, money and gives us way more options when choosing what to buy. Check out these lesser-known websites for home decor to spruce up your home.
By The Teller
Mar 30, 2020 · 2 min read
Inside me, there’s a deep need to surround myself with greenery. I go out of my way to try and make this a reality in every part of my life. Whether that’s in the plant-filled environment I have created at home, the lushness of my studio, or searching for the local conservatory or botanical gardens in every town I visit.
By Media Company Publications Ltd
Mar 25, 2020 · 3 min read