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  • Marquis *wants* to know how to keep happy and healthy plants, but had a hard time finding information that wasn't written by just another copywriter. After nearly losing one too many plants, it was time to take matters into her own hands. A team of plant scientists and nursery hands was brought together and The Indoor Nursery was born.
Hardening off plants: how to harden off plants safely

Hardening off plants: how to harden off plants safely

Before moving your plants outside, read this! Here’s your guide to hardening off plants.

How to use drip watering systems for potted plants

How to use drip watering systems for potted plants

I recently wrote about watering my plants while on vacation and recommended a drip irrigation system for anyone going away for more than a couple of weeks. Because I had experience with setting up a drip irrigation system for my outdoor plants when I was living in Queensland, I knew that I could do basically

scale on fiddle leaf fig: how I finally got rid of them

scale on fiddle leaf fig: how I finally got rid of them

Got dreaded scale on your beloved fiddle leaf fig? Here’s how to treat scale on fiddle leaf fig plants once and for all.

TESTED: how to water plants while away (7 methods)

TESTED: how to water plants while away (7 methods)

Want to know how to keep your plants watered while away? I’m a digital nomad and here are my 7 methods for watering plants while on vacation.

Plant sunburn: why it happens and how to prevent it

Plant sunburn: why it happens and how to prevent it

Learn how to prevent sunburn. I share my experience here with a few pictures so that you can identify and prevent sunburn damage.

Practical guide on how to care for your jade bonsai

Practical guide on how to care for your jade bonsai

Here’s a quick and dirty jade bonsai plant care guide for the juiciest and easiest bonsai there is!

How to make a balcony garden: ideas, tips, and best plants

How to make a balcony garden: ideas, tips, and best plants

Get jungle vibes on your balcony with these balcony garden ideas. Here’s everything you need to set up your outdoor balcony garden space.

chinese elm bonsai care guide for beginners

chinese elm bonsai care guide for beginners

Want a fun and hardy outdoor bonsai tree? Try the Chinese Elm bonsai and follow these tips in this Chinese Elm bonsai care guide to get started.

DIY: how to make a window shelf for plants

DIY: how to make a window shelf for plants

If you think you can’t fit any more plants on your window sill, think again. Here’s how to add more space to it by making a window shelf for your indoor plants!

how to use an air stone for plants (water propagation)

how to use an air stone for plants (water propagation)

Want to know my favorite trick for fast propagation? Using an air stone to pump fresh oxygen into the water where I’m propagating.

ficus bonsai care: how to take care of your bonsai ficus tree

ficus bonsai care: how to take care of your bonsai ficus tree

Want a low maintenance, high reward bonsai tree? Try the ficus bonsai. Ficus bonsai care is ridiculously easy, here’s how to do it.

the best indoor herb garden kits for the kitchen

the best indoor herb garden kits for the kitchen

We looked at all of the best indoor herb garden kits and picked our favorites. Here are our top picks for your new favorite kitchen gadget.

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