Here’s the dirt 

Houston, There’s a Dirt Bag in Montrose

The former Wet My Plant shop now sells soils, pots, and plants.

06/23/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Get outside in the sunshine

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, June 11–13

Save your dying flower beds, dance your tail off, then fly away. 

06/11/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Spruce Up

5 Tips for Perfecting Your Spring Greening Game at Home

Jemine and Matthew Oakes, founders of The Flora Culture, talk all things indoor plants.

03/23/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Shop Local

Our Favorite Shops in River Oaks

Whether you're looking for a new rug, your wedding dress, or an old map of Texas, you'll find it in River Oaks.

03/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Variegated what now? 

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Feb 5–7

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with the Houston Symphony, shop local Black-owned businesses, and search for rare houseplants.

02/05/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Your Home Garden

Find a Green Haven at the Flora Culture

The Uptown plant boutique offers a little bit of everything for first-time owners and niche collectors alike.

09/28/2020 By Brittany Cristiano

Plant Life

The Houston Botanic Garden Makes Its Debut

What to know about Houston's newest outdoor destination.

09/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

It Actually Is Easy Being Green

This Austin-Based Company Wants to Spruce Up Your Sad Desk Space With Greenery

Desk Plants is exactly what it sounds like.

02/10/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Good Stuff

Cornelius Nursery Expands to Sugar Land

Also, get those poinsettia orders in. They benefit a local charity!

11/27/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mark Your Calendars for the Houston Arboretum Fall Native Plant Sale

On October 25-26, find all the native plants you can handle.

09/12/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Buzz

How to Help Bees In Your Own Backyard

August 17 is National Honey Bee Day, but you don't need a hive to help.

08/16/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Education

Expand Your Mind With These Classes

These Houston-area continuing education courses will restore your wellbeing and feed your mind, body, and soul.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, and Laura Furr Mericas

Editor's Note

When Knowledge Takes Root

"If I can learn to garden, believe me: You can do anything."

07/22/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Go Texan

Why You Should Start a Pocket Prairie in Your Yard

You—yes you—can help Houston with flood mitigation.

04/08/2019 By Emmanuella Aina

Welcome to the Jungle

Which Houseplant Is Right for You?

In honor of National Houseplant Day, we consider five options for potted bliss.

01/10/2019 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Something Wicked This Way Smells

Heads Up: The HMNS Is About to Get Really Stinky

The HMNS is on high alert in anticipation of the second corpse flower bloom in as many months.

05/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

4 Things We Know About the Houston Botanic Garden

From a "plant zoo" to an edible garden, the city's first botanic garden will be both beautiful and educational.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Mean Green

The Houston Botanic Garden's First Phase is Underway: Here's the Low Down

There will be 120 acres of botanical beauty between downtown and Hobby.

04/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

Houston’s Creepy, Crawly, Chompy Critters

The surprising species tagged by our local iNaturalist community

08/21/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Home & Design

A Plant Lesson from Andrea Afra, Houston's Succulent Whisperer

How to have a lush outdoor space, no green thumb required.

11/10/2016 By Beth Levine