Top Ten Holiday House Plants

What makes a holiday house plant great? It should be bright, colorful, and embody the spirit of the season. Here are our top ten favorite holiday house plants. Some continue to look good through much of winter!
Top 10 Holiday House Plants

Click here for more holiday house plant ideas beyond poinsettias.
Click here to learn how to water house plants.
Click here to learn how to pot house plants.
Click here to learn how to manage the most common house plant pests.

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Raised Bed Gardening: Pros and Cons

“Are raised beds easy to grow in and maintain? I live in North Carolina. During the winter can I put a tarp-type Greenhouse over them to help protect vegetables from the cold.” Question from Karen of Rougemont, North Carolina
Answer: Here are the pros and cons of this gardening method. Learn everything that you need to know about the benefits of raised bed gardening and how to create the best raised-bed garden for your needs.

Raised Bed Gardening: Pros and Cons

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What are Good, Easy House Plants for Beginners?

“What are good, low maintenance, indoor house plants for beginners?” Question from Chelsea of Alpena, Michigan

Answer: We created a video for you to see some of Black Gold Horticulturist Jessie Keith’s top nine easy house plants for beginners. Each is attractive, easy to grow, and tolerates a series of different light and growing conditions. We hope that it helps!

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Ask a Garden Expert Video: How Do I Stop Powdery Mildew?

“Lynda of West Warwick, Rhode Island writes, “Every year I get white mold on the leaves of various plants in my vegetable garden. I don’t use any fertilizer or pesticide, other than an organic compost in the soil. Is there something I could or should be doing?” Answer: The disease is powdery mildew, and it’s one of the most common fungal diseases of garden flowers and vegetables.

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How to Grow Your Own Blueberries

Everyone who loves to grow their own food should grow their own blueberries. Blueberries are ideal for edible landscaping. They grow well in-ground or in containers. They’re bushy, attractive, and their leaves turn brilliant shades of orange, purple, and red in fall. Before adding them to your yard or garden, it’s good to know what types are available. You will be glad […]

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DIY Succulent Fairy Garden

Create an easy fairy garden filled with tender succulents that will look great through summer and winter. We used a bowl-shaped planter filled with Black Gold Cactus Mix and lots of beautiful succulents from Mountain Crest Gardens. Product links are below.

Black Gold Cactus Mix
Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Mix
Bowl-shaped container
Fairy figurines
Decorative stones and mosses
Mountain Crest Gardens Succulent Plant List
Aloe ‘Blue Elf’
Crassula mesembryanthemoides
Crassula perforata ‘Variegata’
Haworthia retusa ‘Fouchei’
Mammillaria crinita ‘Duwei’
Mammillaria gracilis ‘Fragilis’
Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’

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Black Gold Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss – Canada

Are your soils lacking organic matter? Then try adding Black Gold Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss! High-quality peat moss is nature’s best all-purpose soil conditioner. It adds needed structure and water-holding ability to poor-quality clay or sandy soils, giving plant roots a better growing environment.

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Black Gold Garden Compost Mix -Canada

When you plant this year’s vegetable garden, give it a boost with OMRI Listed Natural and Organic BLACK GOLD Garden Compost Blend. Our superior compost blend gives soils needed organic matter for improved drainage, moisture retention, and nutrient retention.

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Black Gold, Growing Organically to Meet Demand

Black Gold, is growing organically to meet demand. We have added four new products to our already strong line of Black Gold that are OMRI Listed for organic gardening. These products include Black Gold Natural & Organic Ultra Coir, Black Gold® Natural & Organic Flower and Vegetable Soil, Black Gold® Natural & Organic Raised Bed & Potting Mix, and Black Gold Natural & Organic Ultra Outdoor Planting Mix. Let us help you garden better naturally and organically with Black Gold.


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Black Gold® Seedling Mix- Canada

Seeds require fine, high-grade seedling mix to sprout and grow at their best. So, this year why not give your vegetable and flower seeds the best possible head start with premium Black Gold® Seedling Mix.
What sets Black Gold® Seedling Mix apart? It has a fine yet porous texture and is easily wetted, which helps keep seeds moist, aids germination, and facilitates good root growth. It is also OMRI Listed for organic gardening—making it the natural choice for starting your family’s home […]

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