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How you can use Australian landscaping ideas to create a drought-tolerant garden

The majority of Australians — about 85% — live on the country’s coasts. That’s because vast areas of the interior of the continent are desert. But even closer to the coasts, there are still plenty of areas that are only…

7 of the best plants to give as gifts

Giving a gift that will stand the test of time is always a challenge, but giving plants is one way to try. Whatever type of plant you choose, it’s sure to last longer than cut flowers will, and often costs…

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Lost Apple Project hunts for vintage varieties

We’re familiar with deer hunters, truffle hunters and house hunters, but a two-person team of retirees in the Pacific Northwest has found something else to track: vintage apples. There were once 17,000 apple varieties in North America; it’s estimated that…

Lost Apple Project hunts for vintage varieties

We’re familiar with deer hunters, truffle hunters and house hunters, but a two-person team of retirees in the Pacific Northwest has found something else to track: vintage apples. There were once 17,000 apple varieties in North America; it’s estimated that…

16 houseplants that are almost impossible to kill

You love plants, but you don’t like a lot of maintenance and you secretly worry that you’ll kill them. Does that sound about right? We have a solution. These plants are easy as can be while still providing the benefits…

Why you should talk to your plants

It’s never been a better time to be a Plant Parent. There are Instagram handles devoted to houseplant trends, designer watering cans, custom plant delivery services, moisture sensing kits, and now — bedtime stories for plants. This new book for…

Solar panels pair surprisingly well with tomatoes, peppers and pollinators

The world already needs more solar power. It’s clean, renewable energy, and it’s quickly outpacing the job creation and affordability of fossil fuels. But on top of that, a growing field of research suggests it can improve agriculture, too, helping…

How to get rid of spotted lanternflies

With its polka-dotted wings, the spotted lanternfly is a pretty little insect. But looks can be deceiving — Lycorma delicatula is incredibly destructive. Spotted lanternflies feast hungrily on many plants including fruit trees, hardwoods, grapevines and ornamentals. As the U.S….

​How biomass helps farmers make the most of 'waste wood'

Trees are an important part of any farm. They reduce erosion and flooding, absorb air pollutants, provide habitat for insect-eating birds, and cast shade to help livestock stay cool. They produce crops, too, whether it’s fruit and nuts at an…

Explore the wide and wonderful world of epiphytes

The name “terrestrial epiphytes” doesn’t roll off the tongue, but if you’ve spent any time on Pinterest or home design blogs, you’ve no doubt seen variations of epiphytic plants making the rounds. Found in tropical and temperate regions of the…