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How to Plant a Teacup Garden

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Feb 6th 2020

How to Plant a Teacup Garden Photo courtesy of Ivo Raeber Tired of all the same old boring planters available at garden shops? You can make your own unique planters by creating a teacup garden. … read more

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Bioactive Substrate

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jan 30th 2020

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Bioactive Substrate Image courtesy of Aquarimax Pets Do you want a terrarium setup that looks more natural and beautiful, as well as being easy to maintain? Then … read more

Why Indoor Gardening is the Best Hobby for Crafters

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jan 23rd 2020

Why Indoor Gardening is the Best Hobby for Crafters Would you be surprised to know that the number one hobby for 2019 was gardening? Well, the good news is you’re not that much of a nerd for gardeni … read more

Cleanup Crew Showdown—Ultimate Winner

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Nov 21st 2019

Cleanup Crew Showdown—Ultimate Winner The last couple of weeks, we have looked at various species that can serve as tank janitors, or the cleanup crew, for bioactive terrariums. These microfauna … read more

How to Start Your First Living Vivarium

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Oct 16th 2019

How to Start Your First Living Vivarium How to build a Natural Vivarium (From Scratch)! By Reptiliatus We’re getting a lot more interest at the Tye-Dyed Iguana regarding living vivari … read more

Where to Find Urban Farms in STL

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Sep 26th 2019

Where to Find Urban Farms in STL In a previous blog post I talked about how aquaculture and hydroponics are bringing fresher food to urban areas. And I discussed how those technologies are … read more

Aquaculture and Hydroponics Bring Fresher Food to Urban Areas

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Sep 12th 2019

Aquaculture and Hydroponics Bring Fresher Food to Urban Areas Getting fresh food year-round has been a challenge of humanity for pretty much as long as humans have existed. But new methods … read more

Weird Plants from Mythology

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jun 20th 2019

Photo courtesy of Pedro Freitas I love a good story about mythological creatures. But mythological plants don’t get nearly as much attention. Remember the scene in Harry Potter and the … read more

Are You Just a Gardener or Are You a Plant Parent?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jun 6th 2019

Do you worry about your plants when you leave for vacation? Do you greet them first thing in the morning? Are you the type of gardener that tells your potted babies to take care when you leave the hou … read more