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Why You Should Grow Moss Indoors

Tara Heibel | Posted 06.21.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Contrary to common belief, it's actually better when it's thriving inside.

This Pretty Spring Plant Has A Surprising Useful Purpose

Tara Heibel | Posted 06.14.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

It's finally that time again when our gardens start waking up: bulbs break through the soil, trees and shrubs begin to bud, and cracks of color can be...

Anxious To Put Your Green Thumb To Work?

Tara Heibel | Posted 05.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Start early and learn how to plant seeds indoors -- the right way.

Are Your Houseplants Dangerous?

Tara Heibel | Posted 04.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Find out how to keep your family safe.

A Plant That’s Tough Pretty

Tara Heibel | Posted 03.13.2013 | HuffPost Home
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Just like you!

Plant This Lush And Leafy Grass In Your Garden

Tara Heibel | Posted 11.10.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Hakonechloa, or Japanese Forest Grass, have blades that flow at a different angle than other ornamental grass species. Native to Japan, this clumping ...

Add Beauty To Your Garden With This New Rose

Tara Heibel | Posted 11.07.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

When I think of roses, I think about romanticism and beauty in the purest form. Poets write about them and artists use them as their muse. These flowe...

Try Planting This Low Maintenance Succulent

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Fall does not officially hit until September 22nd, but we are already in August and many of our perennial blooms have been there and done their thing....

This Eye-Catching Plant Thrives In The Shade

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

When you need a plant to make the shady area of your yard or deck feel a little more lush, look no further than caladium. Ranging anywhere in size fro...

A Fragrant Flower That's A Little Deceiving

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Confederate Jasmine has a bit of trickery up its sleeve. Despite the name, it isn't likely to give you a political speech and isn't really jasmine -- ...

A Thorny Cactus In A Beautiful Disguise

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Through a Rose-Colored Cactus... Here's another wolf in sheep's clothing for you, though this plant is hardly vicious at all: The Pereskia cactus bo...

Need Garden Inspiration? Look No Further...

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Everyone gets it once and a while... you find yourself stuck creatively and need some inspiration to pull you out of the rut. It happened to me the o...

Ditch The Dirt And Grow Lettuce...In Water?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Often times we think plants for our outdoor gardens need to be planted in soil. But I'm here to say: Ditch the dirt! There are some wonderful options ...

Drab Garden? Look No Further Than This Plant

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

In the Wizard of Oz, the classic team of characters came across a field of poppies. You might have been surrounded by them in your gardens growing up,...

Meet The 'Perfect House Plant'

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Ok, so the name of the Nong Nooch vine is a little bit of a tongue twister. This tropical vine is a rare one to find at your local nursery but if you ...

The Tree With The Prettiest Flowers You'll Ever See

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

When you're talking about bringing color into your home with plants, the options can sometimes be slim. Blooms can be small and on the feeble side an...

Read This Before Planting Hydrangeas

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Many of us have childhood memories of huge hydrangeas lining the neighborhood. When you're young their giant mop head blooms seem almost Alice-In-Wond...

Is This The Most Beautiful Flower Of All Time?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Growing up, my grandmother's backyard was full of peonies. And, visiting her in the spring and early summer the first thing I wanted to do was pick th...

A Plant Whose Leaves Take Center Stage

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

There are many occasions when a plant's leaf is more intriguing than its flower -- introducing the Copperleaf. The Acalypha Wilkesiana, or Copperleaf,...

'A Greek God Would Eat This For Breakfast'

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

The Kalanchoe Blossfelckiana Cultivar 'Magic Bells', originally from Madagascar, is indeed magic and albeit quite alien when compared to most of its b...

Bring On The Color With Bougainvillea

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Part fiesta, part innocent looking muse, the bougainvillea is a genus of flowering plants native to South America that has a cheerful and showy dispos...

This Cactus Is Confused...

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Okay, so it doesn't really look like an orchid but it sure acts like one. Rhipsalis contains well over 40 species of mostly epiphytic cactus native to...

A Plant For 'Black Thumb' Gardeners

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
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Flickr Photo by Leonora Enking There is a Cyperus plant that has been gracing my living room for about five years now and not only does it differenti...

A Plant That...Moves?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
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Flickr Photo by Hafiz Issadeen Easily able to join the line up in Barnum's circus freak show is the sensitive plant, but unlike the FeeJee mermaid an...

What You Didn't Know About The Famous 'Kissing Plant'

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Flickr photo by Andre Benedito Need a holiday plant to take to a dinner party but tired of the traditional Poinsettia? The Mistletoe Ficus is an inte...