Lucky gifts are a fun, original way of showing someone how much they mean to you. Each culture has its own symbols of luck and prosperity, and the information exchange made possible by the internet means you have a great diversity of good luck charms to choose from. Good luck gift ideas include jewelry and […]
About Claire Vannette
Claire is a reformed houseplant-killer and enjoys protecting plants from her hungry cats.
Entries by Claire Vannette
When you take good care of your house plants, they grow bigger and bigger. Eventually they get so big that you may want to move them outdoors. How do you transplant your house plants into your yard or garden? 1. Know your zone. What’s your local climate like? Temperature, rainfall, and winter snowfall are all […]
Traditionally, we think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday for women. Commercials and pop-up ads urge men to shower their wives and girlfriends with jewelry, candy, and most importantly, flowers. Seems a little one-sided! What about women who want to give a cute Valentine’s gift to a husband or boyfriend? And what about choices for […]
Plants look great and make us feel relaxed and productive — but can they also improve our health? Like living filters, house plants can clean up indoor air pollution. What is indoor air pollution? Some indoor air pollution is obvious, like cigarette smoke or fuel fumes. It’s not too difficult to eliminate those from your […]
The Giving Plants team is crazy about plants, but we know that all plants are not right for all households. Some plants can be toxic to our furry friends. Among the popular Christmas plants, which ones are safe around cats and dogs, and which might cause a frantic trip to the vet? Poinsettia: The bright […]