How to organize a Plant Swap like a pro!

It's official—our inaugural Plant Swap in NYC went off without a hitch and it was so much fun! If you're looking to do one in your neighborhood or city, here are 10 steps to help you organize your own Plant Swap.

How to organize a Plant Swap like a pro!

The most effective method to control houseplant pests

Green lacewings are just one of the many beneficial insects that are effective at reducing plant pest populations. Most would never consider releasing them into one's home, but I'll tell you why it's not a bad idea. 

The most effective method to control houseplant pests

How to identify common houseplant pests

If you have a love of houseplants, you'll likely eventually have a run-in with some of these common insect pests. Here's how you can identify them and how to control and/or eliminate them. 

How to identify common houseplant pests

Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY

The Planting Fields Arboretum now features 409 acres of lawns, gardens, greenhouses, and woodlands, housing many horticultural treasures. 

Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY

Official Houseplant Tour — Summer 2017

As part of the Plant One On Me YouTube Series, I decided to answer people's requests to do an official houseplant tour. Here's a look into my space and the 670+ plants that live there. 

Official Houseplant Tour — Summer 2017

Allan Garden Conservatory, Toronto, Ontario

The Allan Garden Conservatory is a free conservatory in midst of the "Garden District". Though it does show its age, it offers a respite from those commuting to and from work. 

Allan Garden Conservatory, Toronto, Ontario

How I compost at home: Part III — vermicomposting

You might shy away from composting in the home because you have a perception that it's unsanitary, smelly, or just downright inconvenient. Let me dispel all your composting fears!

How I compost at home: Part III — vermicomposting

How I compost at home: Part II — bokashi

Bokashi is often categorized as a form of "composting", but it's more like pickling or fermenting your food waste. It has many benefits that outweigh composting, which you can learn about here. 

How I compost at home: Part II — bokashi