White Roots Soup with parsley root, celeriac, parsnip, and sunchokes

The white roots (parsley root, celeriac, parsnips and sunchokes) don't receive much culinary acclaim. Perhaps it's their drab colors; they are quite plain in appearance compared to their far more garish and brightly colored veggie brethren, but they offer up a range of delightful, sometimes, subtle flavors. Try this White Roots Soup, as an example. 

White Roots Soup with parsley root, celeriac, parsnip, and sunchokes

Make a DIY mason jar succulent garden for a gift this holiday

A mason jar succulent garden proves to be a most delightful (and affordable) gift for a friend. Plus, you can use any extra branches that you find on the street from tossed out wreathes and Christmas trees to add some beautiful touches. 

Make a DIY mason jar succulent garden for a gift this holiday

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